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September 2008 Best Month Ever for Frontier On-Time Arrivals

November 7, 2008

DENVER, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines enjoyed another strong showing in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly “Air Travel Consumer Report”, which details the operational performance of the country’s 19 largest air carriers, including the 11 recognized major airlines. The DOT released its September 2008 stats on Friday.

Frontier achieved its best on-time arrival performance in company history in September 2008, leading the industry with a 91.4% on-time arrival rate at the DOT’s 32 largest airports. When looking at all domestic airports, Frontier led all major carriers, and trailed only Hawaiian Airlines among all airlines, in on time arrivals. September also marked the third consecutive month in which Frontier ranked among the top three major carriers in on-time performance.

Frontier also finished first in flight completion factor among major carriers and second among all airlines, with only 33 cancellations out of 7,521 scheduled domestic flights. This is the 16th consecutive month Frontier has led major carriers in completion factor

   Other highlights of the September 2008 report include:    -- Frontier reported no flights on the DOT's "List of Shame," which      details flights that are chronically delayed or canceled (over 70% of      the time).   -- Frontier posted its best-ever baggage performance number (MBR).  The      2.69 MBR ranked Frontier fourth among major carriers and fifth overall,      marking the third consecutive month Frontier has ranked among the top      five major carriers in baggage handling.   -- Frontier ranked second among major carriers and third overall in fewest      passenger complaints.  Through the end of September, Frontier ranked      third among major carriers in fewest complaints filed with the DOT for      the year.    

“Our employees continue to raise the bar for excellence in running our operation,” said Frontier Chief Operating Officer Chris Collins. “We are talking about performance levels never seen before in the history of our Company, and it is wonderful to have our employees take such good care of our customers.”

The next page features charts showing Frontier’s September 2008 rankings in some of the key performance areas:

   On Time Arrivals                 32 Largest   All Airports   1.   Hawaiian Airlines              85.0%         95.1%   2.   Frontier Airlines              91.4%         91.4%   3.   Pinnacle Airlines              90.2%         90.6%   4.   Northwest Airlines             89.2%         89.5%   5.   Southwest Airlines             90.3%         89.0%   6.   AirTran Airways                88.5%         88.5%   7.   Alaska Airlines                89.9%         87.8%   8.   SkyWest Airlines               87.2%         87.3%   9.   Delta Airlines                 84.6%         84.4%   10.  US Airways                     83.9%         84.1%   11.  Atlantic Southeast Airlines    83.5%         83.2%   12.  American Eagle Airlines        82.5%         82.7%   13.  Continental Airlines           81.6%         82.1%   14.  American Airlines              81.3%         81.5%   15.  ExpressJet Airlines            79.8%         81.1%   16.  JetBlue Airways                80.1%         80.8%   17.  United Airlines                79.5%         79.8%   18.  Mesa Airlines                  76.6%         78.1%   19.  ComAir                         77.0%         77.4%     Mishandled Baggage Performance           MBR   1.   AirTran Airways                    1.94   2.   Northwest Airlines                 2.01   3.   Hawaiian Airlines                  2.36   4.   Continental Airlines               2.64   5.   Frontier Airlines                  2.69   6.   US Airways                         3.09   7.   JetBlue Airways                    3.12   8.   American Airlines                  3.56   9.   Alaska Airlines                    3.60   10.  Southwest Airlines                 3.66   11.  Pinnacle Airlines                  4.09   12.  United Airlines                    4.21   13.  Delta Airlines                     4.51   14.  ExpressJet Airlines                4.55   15.  SkyWest Airlines                   5.38   16.  Mesa Airlines                      6.06   17.  American Eagle Airlines            7.06   18.  Atlantic Southeast Airlines        7.42   19.  ComAir                             9.37     Overall Flight Completion           Completion%   1.   Hawaiian Airlines                 99.8%   2.   Frontier Airlines                 99.6%   3.   Northwest Airlines                99.5%   4.   Alaska Airlines                   99.4%   5.   AirTran Airways                   99.1%   6.   SkyWest Airlines                  99.1%   7.   United Airlines                   99.0%   8.   Atlantic Southeast Airlines       99.0%   9.   JetBlue Airways                   98.9%   10.  Delta Airlines                    98.8%   11.  US Airways                        98.8%   12.  Pinnacle Airlines                 98.7%   13.  American Airlines                 98.5%   14.  Mesa Airlines                     98.4%   15.  ComAir                            97.8%   16.  Southwest Airlines                97.7%   17.  American Eagle Airlines           97.5%   18.  ExpressJet Airlines               94.1%   19.  Continental Airlines              93.9%     Customer Complaints                Comp Ratio   1.   ExpressJet Airlines              0.00   2.   Southwest Airlines               0.18   3.   Frontier Airlines                0.25   4.   Mesa Airlines                    0.34   5.   Pinnacle Airlines                0.38   6.   Alaska Airlines                  0.39   7.   SkyWest Airlines                 0.42   8.   Atlantic Southeast Airlines      0.44   9.   American Eagle Airlines          0.55   10.  Hawaiian Airlines                0.67   11.  Northwest Airlines               0.81   12.  AirTran Airways                  0.96   13.  Continental Airlines             1.02   14.  American Airlines                1.21   15.  Delta Airlines                   1.50   16.  United Airlines                  1.57   17.  ComAir                           1.59   18.  JetBlue Airways                  1.66   19.  US Airways                       1.92     About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.  

Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: FRNTQ) 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 55 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.

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