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Frontier Airlines set to emerge from bankruptcy

1 October 2009

Frontier Airlines is set to exit bankruptcy protection on Thursday as part of Republic Airways, which seems determined to run an efficient airline even if it ruffles some feathers in the process.

By buying Frontier, Republic is transforming itself from a regional jet hauler of travelers for other airlines into a carrier that competes for its own passengers. Earlier this year it bought Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines, too.

source: Associated Press

Frontier’s International Expansion Continues With its First Flight to Costa Rica

30 November 2007

Early this morning, Frontier Airlines launched its newservice between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and San Jose, CostaRica (SJO). The non-stop flights — Denver’s only non-stop service to CostaRica — will utilize Frontier’s new fleet of Airbus A319 aircraft withabove-average legroom, service and pay-per-view movies in everyseat back.

The airline will operate the flight four times per week until Jan. 5,2008, when Frontier will grow the service to include a fifth flight onSaturdays. The new service will also allow convenient connecting service fromseveral Frontier cities across the West via Denver International Airport,recently named best airport in North America by Business Traveler.Costa Rica is Frontier’s fourth country served and its 10th non-U.S.destination, with seven cities served in Mexico and two in Canada. Also, onDec. 15, 2007, Frontier will begin flying non-stop between Albuquerque, N.M.

source: Reuters

Frontier adding flights to Cancun

1 August 2007

A low-cost airline plans to begin providing non-stop service from Milwaukee to the vacation destination of Cancun, Mexico, later this year. Today Frontier Airlines is announcing plans to begin flying from Mitchell International Airport to Cancun on Dec. 15.
Denver-based Frontier would be the only regularly scheduled carrier offering non-stop service from Milwaukee to Cancun throughout the year. The only other airlines offering that route are charter carriers, such as Milwaukee-based Funjet Vacations.

source: JS Online

Frontier Airlines reports preliminary record traffic for June 2007

7 July 2007

Frontier Airlines today announced preliminary traffic results for June 2007. Revenue passenger miles increased 15.2 percent to 936,492,000 for June 2007 from the same period last year. Available seat miles increased 12.7 percent to 1,076,255,000 for June 2007 from the same period last year.

This resulted in a load factor for June 2007 of 87.0 percent, an increase of 1.8 points from June 2006, when the airline reported a load factor of 85.2 percent. The airline carried 984,864 passengers during June 2007, a 14.8 percent increase from June 2006.

source: CNN

Frontier announces Costa Rica flight plan

22 May 2007

Frontier Airlines will begin flying from Denver to San Jose, Costa Rica Nov. 30, the carrier announced today.

Frontier said its introductory fares start at $298 roundtrip.

The carrier will fly to Costa Rica on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Denver-based Frontier is the only airline to fly direct between Denver and Costa Rica. The carrier also flies to Mexico and to Canada.


Frontier to offer direct flights from Jacksonville to Denver

20 March 2007

The Denver-based airline will have a flight departing Jacksonville at 6:10 a.m. and arriving in Denver at 7:50 a.m. mountain time. The return flight will depart Denver at 11:55 p.m. and arrive in Jacksonville at 5:15 a.m. The flights will be on 132-passenger A319 aircraft.

From its Denver hub Frontier flies to 48 U.S. destinations, eight in Mexico, and Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

Senior Vice President for Operations Chris Collins said Jacksonville was a hole in Frontier’s schedule and the largest market in the U.S. without a direct flight to Denver.

Frontier Airlines reaches definitive agreement with Frontier Airline Pilots Association

16 February 2007

Frontier Airlines and the Frontier Airline Pilots Association (FAPA) announced that FAPA membership has ratified a new collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 289 (67%) for to 140 (33%) against, which represents 429 votes out of 553 eligible voters, or 78%. The new four-year agreement amends the previous five-year contract signed in May 2000. Implementation of the approved agreement will begin in March, 2007.

source: Yahoo!

Frontier Airlines named best U.S. low cost carrier

3 December 2006

Readers of Business Traveler magazine have named Frontier Airlines the best low cost carrier in the U.S. in the magazine’s 18th annual Readers’ Choice Business Travel Survey. This is the first time Frontier has been selected for this honor.

source: Yahoo!

Frontier to offer Connecticut-Denver nonstops starting in March

30 November 2006

Frontier Airlines will offer daily, nonstop flights from Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport to Denver for as low as $99 one way beginning in March, the low-cost carrier and airport officials announced Tuesday.

source: Denver Daily News

Frontier Airlines and AirTran Airways Join Forces in First-of-Its-Kind Marketing Partnership Between Low-Cost Carriers

14 November 2006

The new partnership between the two carriers, which is expected to drive incremental revenue and new customers to both AirTran Airways and Frontier, consists of three key components which will allow customers to easily book tickets to over 80 destinations from one another’s sites.