Denver Airline Offers Special Fares as Low as $124* Each Way to One of Mexico’s Top Destinations
DENVER, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand its Mexico service by offering non-stop service to Acapulco (ACA) from its Denver hub. With seasonal operation of as many as two flights per week, service is planned to begin Sunday, December 18, 2005. Acapulco represents Frontier’s seventh Mexican destination from Denver. Frontier already provides service to Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (seasonal), and flights to Cozumel commence December 17th. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $124* each way from Denver, $174* each way from Chicago and $199* each way from Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul and several other cities. Fares must be purchased by 10 p.m. MDT on September 23, 2005 for travel between December 18, 2005 and April 16, 2006.
Acapulco, which is known for its nightlife and the pristine beaches of Acapulco Bay, also boasts some of Mexico’s top resorts and restaurants. In addition, Acapulco offers world-class game fishing and snorkeling, as well as a rich history, having served as the Spanish base for exploration of the Pacific many centuries ago.
Frontier is partnering with the Acapulco community to help spread the word about this resurgent destination. Acapulco hotels in association with the Mexican government and the Ministry of Tourism are planning a major ad campaign in the Denver area to welcome Coloradoans to their sunny shores. In addition, with a population of more than 1.8 million residents, Acapulco represents Frontier’s first foray into a large international city, allowing Frontier to cater to Mexican tourists wishing to visit the U.S. through Frontier’s Denver hub.
“Today’s announcement marks the seventh Mexico destination for Frontier and firmly solidifies our position as a carrier of choice to Mexico, which is fast becoming one of the top resort destinations in the world,” said John Happ, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning. “Each of the resorts we serve offers its own particular atmosphere and flavor, and Acapulco certainly has earned its reputation for the great beaches and excellent nightlife it offers vacationers. I have no doubt that Acapulco will take its place among Frontier’s most popular destinations and we look forward to offering our passengers yet another vacation experience that is ‘a whole different animal’.”
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
30 8:35 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
31 2:20 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Sunday,
All times given in local arrival or departure city times.
Service to Acapulco operates on Thursdays and Sundays. Fares shown are
one way, but round trip purchase is required for off-peak travel on
Thursdays. Fares are slightly higher for travel on Sundays. Tickets
must be booked and paid for by 10:00 p.m. MDT 9/23/05 or within 24 hours
(whichever comes first) for travel from 12/18/05 through 04/16/06.
Service to/from Acapulco does not operate on Thursdays between 01/04/06
and 02/01/06. Off-peak fares are not available between 01/04/06 and
Maximum stay in Mexico is 120 days. Fares do not include Security
Surcharges of up to $10 roundtrip, passenger facility fees of up to
$18 roundtrip, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 roundtrip,
or fees of $3.20 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and
one landing. Federal International Air Transportation Taxes of
$28.20 roundtrip or foreign departure taxes, customs and immigration
fee, airport improvement and health inspection fees and tourism fees
combined for up to $70 are not included in this fare.
Seats are limited and certain flights and/or days of travel may be
unavailable at these prices, especially during busy travel periods.
Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable, but may be reissued for a
$100 change fee plus any applicable difference in fare. Previously
purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets.
Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice and other
restrictions may apply.
Service to Acapulco starts 12/18/05.
Currently in its 12th year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 4,550 aviation professionals. With 49 aircraft and the youngest Airbus fleet in North America, Frontier offers 24 channels of DIRECTV(R) service in every seatback along with 33 inches of legroom in an all coach configuration. In conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, Frontier operates routes linking its Denver hub to 48 destinations in 29 states spanning the nation from coast to coast and to five cities in Mexico. Frontier’s maintenance and engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs, for six consecutive years. In July 2005, Frontier ranked as one of the “Top 10 Domestic Airlines” as determined by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.
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