October 2, 2008
Frontier Continues Strong Performance in August 2008
DENVER, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Airlines once again led the recognized major air carriers in completion factor for the busy travel month of August 2008, while finishing near the top in several other categories, according to the most recent statistics released by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
According to the DOT's monthly Air Travel Consumer Report, Frontier finished first in flight completion factor, meaning Frontier cancelled fewer flights than any other major airline for the month of August. This is the 15th consecutive month Frontier has led the industry in completion factor.Other highlights of the report include:
-- Frontier ranked third in on-time performance among major carriers, while experiencing near record load factors in August. It marked the third consecutive month the airline has finished in the top five.
-- Frontier reported no flights on the DOT's "List of Shame," which details flights that are chronically delayed or cancelled (over 70% of the time).
-- Frontier ranked third among the 19 reporting carriers in baggage performance, for least number of mishandled bags.
-- Frontier ranked fourth among major carriers for fewest customer complaints.
"Once again our employees deserve all the credit for this," said Frontier Chief Operating Officer Chris Collins. "We know our customers expect a superior level of safety and customer service from us, and our people continue to meet and exceed those expectations."
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 56 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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