Frontier Airlines Brings Low Fares to Detroit and Tulsa

EarlyReturns Members Earn Double Bonus Miles Through June

DENVER, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) will begin new service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and two new destinations in May, 2005: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) on May 8, 2005 and Tulsa International Airport (TUL) on May 22, 2005. The two daily non-stops between Denver and Detroit will utilize Frontier’s new Airbus aircraft, with 33 inches of legroom and 24 channels of LiveTV. Twice-daily service between Denver and Tulsa will be aboard 70-seat Canadair Regional Jets, operated by Horizon Air as Frontier JetExpress. Both routes will offer dozens of connecting opportunities to Frontier cities throughout the West and in Mexico.

In addition, during May Frontier will also increase service to match growing demand in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Portland, Boise, Spokane, and Billings.

“May will mark an exciting period of growth for Frontier, as we introduce new destinations and additional frequencies to several popular cities,” said Andrew Hudson, senior director of marketing and communications. “Detroit and Tulsa are strong business travel markets and, with Detroit on the map, we now offer low fares to 24 of the top 25 destinations from our hometown of Denver. We’re proud to bring comfortable planes, outstanding customer service and low fares to these markets, as well as greater frequency for passengers flying to some of our most popular destinations.”

“Detroit Metropolitan Airport has made a sustained effort to attract low-cost carriers to Detroit because we feel our passengers should have a variety of choices when they travel,” stated Lester Robinson, Wayne County Airport Authority CEO. “The addition of Frontier to our growing roster of LCC’s is a testament to those efforts and for the Detroit Metro, Frontier means more travel options for our passengers and more jobs for our community.”

Mary Smith, director of marketing at the Tulsa Airport Authority said, “Tulsa travelers are thrilled to welcome Frontier Airlines, a low fare and reliable choice for travel to the West. The schedule allows for a day’s work in Denver without an overnight stay, all at fares that will bring a welcome relief to our community.”

Following is the Detroit flight schedule:

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
627 1:30 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Daily
629 6:55 p.m. 11:35 p.m. Daily

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
628 6:30 a.m. 7:40 a.m. Daily
624 7:00 p.m. 8:10 p.m. Daily

All times given in local arrival or departure city times.

Following is the Tulsa flight schedule:

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4207 1:20 p.m. 3:55 p.m. Daily
4203 7:10 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Daily

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4202 7:10 a.m. 7:50 a.m. Daily
4200 4:25 p.m. 5:05 p.m. Daily

All times given in local arrival or departure city times.

To celebrate the new service to Tulsa, Frontier will offer special introductory fares as low as $89*. All sale fares are for one-way, with round-trip purchase required and must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. MST, April 1, 2005 for travel between May 22, 2005 and November 16, 2005. To make a reservation, customers can visit Frontier’s Web site at, contact Frontier Airlines at 1-800-4321-FLY, or consult their professional travel agent.

*Fare shown is one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Fare shown is for off peak travel, noon Monday thru noon Thursday and noon until 11:59 PM on Saturday. Fares slightly higher other days of the week. Tickets must be booked and paid for by 10:00 PM MST 4/1/05 or for travel from 5/22/05 through 11/16/05. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable, but may be reissued for a $100 change fee plus any applicable difference in fare. Seats are limited and certain flights and/or days of travel may be sold out at these prices, especially during busy travel periods. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Fares do not include passenger facilities fees up to $18 round-trip, the September 11th Security Fee up to $10 round-trip, or fees of $3.20 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Other restrictions may apply. Service to Tulsa begins May 22, 2005.

Also, members of Frontier Airlines’ frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Tulsa and Detroit through June 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 11th year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 46 aircraft and employing approximately 4,500 aviation professionals. Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates routes linking our Denver hub to 44 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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