Frontier Asks DOT for Approval to Serve to Cozumel and Add Two New Puerto Vallarta Routes

Denver Airline Files for Permission to Fly Non-Stop to Puerto Vallarta From Salt Lake City and Kansas City, and Non-Stop from Denver to Cozumel

DENVER, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) today announced that it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authorization to expand its Mexico service by offering non-stop service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) from Kansas City (MCI) and Salt Lake City (SLC) with three flights per week in each market. In addition, Frontier also filed for authorization to fly non-stop from its Denver (DEN) hub to Cozumel, Mexico (CZM) three times per week.

Frontier currently serves Mexico from Kansas City with three non-stop flights each week to Cancun. In addition, Frontier’s offers six flights each day to Denver which provide connecting service to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (seasonal), and Frontier’s many domestic destinations.

In Salt Lake City, Frontier flies non-stop to Cancun each Saturday. Frontier’s four daily flights to Denver offer daily connections to Cancun and Frontier’s extensive domestic network.

If granted authority, the new service between Denver and Cozumel would represent Frontier’s sixth non-stop Mexico destination from Denver, complementing existing service to Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (seasonal).

In addition, Frontier recently announced a partnership with Apple Vacations to provide confirmed flight inventory allowing Apple to focus on creating their signature top-quality vacation packages. Earlier in the year, Frontier signed an agreement with popular tour operator Vacation Express to provide seats in the Nashville-Cancun market.

“Our customers want direct service to Mexico, and with the valuable partnership of select wholesalers we are confident that we can make this latest expansion a success as we continue to build a national presence in Mexico,” said Jeff Potter, President and CEO. “What makes Cozumel so exciting is that it represents our second destination on the East Coast of Mexico, and its world-class outdoor activities make it a great match for Denver.”

If granted authority from the DOT, the Puerto Vallarta service as well as the Cozumel service would begin on or about November 18, 2005.

About Frontier

Currently in its 11th year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 44 aircraft and employing approximately 4,550 aviation professionals. Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates routes linking our Denver hub to 43 destinations in 25 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 2004, 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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