September 11, 2008
Frontier Airlines Expands Its Rocky Mountain Reach
DENVER, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Airlines today announced the newest city in its Rocky Mountain expansion. On Dec. 18, 2008, Frontier will begin daily nonstop service between Denver and Steamboat Springs/Hayden, CO. Frontier will serve the Steamboat Springs market with its fleet of 10 Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation, a subsidiary of Frontier Holdings Inc.
"With Frontier's new service, skiers and snowboarders from across the country have convenient travel options to reach Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. and its legendary Champagne Powder snow this winter," said Rob Perlman, vice president of sales & marketing for Steamboat. "With the addition of Frontier, Steamboat further solidifies its position as being the most conveniently accessed resort in the Colorado Rocky Mountains."
"Steamboat Springs is the perfect addition to Frontier's lineup of mountain resort destinations," said Frontier President and CEO Sean Menke. "The Q400 aircraft is really tailored for this kind of market and provides the little extras that will make traveling to and from Steamboat Springs a pleasure for our customers."
As an added convenience, Frontier will remove four of the 74 seats inside the aircraft to make room for skis and other snow equipment on board. This allows Frontier customers to go straight from the plane to the slopes without delay. The seasonal Steamboat Springs service will run from Dec. 18, 2008 to April 22, 2009. Frontier's EarlyReturns(R) members will earn double miles on Steamboat Springs/Hayden flights through January 31, 2009.
Following is the Steamboat Springs/Hayden flight schedule: Steamboat Springs/Hayden-Denver Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency 3388 9:55 a.m. 10:58 a.m. Daily 3380 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Sunday - Friday 3380 1:55 p.m. 2:55 p.m. Saturday 3386 4:45 p.m. 5:48 p.m. Daily Denver-Steamboat Springs/Hayden Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency 3389 8:25 a.m. 9:20 a.m. Daily 3381 12:00 p.m. 12:55 p.m. Sunday - Friday 3381 12:25 p.m. 1:20 p.m. Saturday 3387 3:15 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Daily
In addition to the new Steamboat Springs/Hayden (HDN) service, Lynx Aviation's new fleet of Q400 aircraft serves four more Colorado markets with nonstop daily service from Denver:
-- Colorado Springs Airport (COS), Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE), Aspen, Colo. -- La Plata Airport (DRO), Durango, Colo. -- Walker Field Airport (GJT), Grand Junction, Colo.
The quiet, fuel-efficient and technologically-advanced Q400 aircraft are ideal for flying into smaller markets and allow Frontier to bring its industry-leading customer service to underserved markets unreachable with its larger aircraft. Frontier's new service is expected to reduce the average fare in the Steamboat Springs market by as much as 50%.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 15th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing more than 5,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines' mainline operation has 58 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America. Frontier Airlines' mainline operations offer 24 channels of DIRECTV(R) service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. In conjunction with a fleet of ten Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes to more than 50 destinations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. In November 2006, Frontier and AirTran announced a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
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