Frontier Airlines Launches New Service to Dayton and Fresno

New Frontier JetExpress Service is the First Non-Stop Denver Service from Dayton and First Low Fare Service From Fresno

DENVER, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) will begin new service today between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Ohio, as well as to Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in California. The two daily non-stops between Denver and Dayton and Denver and Fresno will be aboard 70-seat Canadair Regional Jets, operated by Horizon Air as Frontier JetExpress, and will offer dozens of connecting opportunities to Frontier cities throughout the East for Fresno and to over 20 cities to the West for Dayton. In addition, both cities will have connections to Frontier’s popular Mexico destinations.

“Dayton is an ideal market for Frontier because it is a community that is vastly underserved for low-fare, high quality air service, and we are proud to be their new gateway to the Western United States,” said John Happ, senior vice president of marketing and planning. “Our new Fresno service comes as a result of that city’s efforts to attract Frontier service by petitioning the Department of Transportation (DOT) under the Small Community Air Service grant program in 2004, when they asked specifically for assistance in bringing Frontier to the area to become the airport’s first low fare service. With great partnerships in place with these two growing cities, we are confident that the enthusiasm we have seen in our bookings will continue long after we inaugurate our first flights today.”

“The Dayton community has told us time after time that they needed service to the West and that they wanted the low fares and great service of Frontier Airlines,” said Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin. “Prior to Frontier starting new service to Denver, the further West we could get non-stop was Dallas, so this is truly a great day for us as Frontier opens up the West to Dayton with low fares and great service.”

“This is an exciting day for the City of Fresno and for the entire Central Valley region,” said Fresno Mayor Alan Autry. “We welcome Frontier’s excellent service and low-cost connections to the East. I am confident that the community’s response will provide Frontier the opportunity to grow their presence and build a strong relationship with Fresno travelers.”

Following are the Dayton and Fresno flight schedules:

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4191 1:40 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Daily
4197 6:50 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Daily


Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4192 7:00 a.m. 7:55 a.m. Daily*
4198 7:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. Daily
All times given in local arrival or departure city times.
*Flight 4192 begins on September 1, 2005.

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4292 12:20 p.m. 1:40 p.m. Daily
4298 9:25 p.m. 10:45 p.m. Daily

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4299 6:40 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Daily*
4295 3:05 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Daily
All times given in local arrival or departure city times.
*Flight 4299 begins on September 1, 2005

Members of Frontier Airlines’ frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Dayton and Fresno through September 30, 2005. To enroll in the program, customers can visit Frontier’s Web site at, pick up an EarlyReturns enrollment form at any Frontier airport counter, or call Frontier’s EarlyReturns Service Center toll-free hotline at 866-26-EARLY or Frontier’s reservations at 800-4321-FLY.

About Frontier

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

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