Frontier Airlines Brings Low Fares, Seatback TVs to the Akron/Canton/ Cleveland Market

Frontier Today Unlocks the Western U.S. for Underserved Northeastern Ohio Travelers

DENVER, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) will begin new service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in Ohio, beginning today, June 15, 2005 with its first flight from Denver which will depart at 10:40 AM MDT, arriving in Akron-Canton at 3:20 PM EDT. The two daily non-stops between Denver and Akron-Canton will utilize Frontier’s new 132 seat Airbus 319 aircraft, with 33 inches of legroom, 24 channels of LiveTV and pay-per-view movies. The new service will also connect Northeast Ohio to dozens of Frontier cities throughout the West and Mexico.

“Since we first announced this new service, we have seen a tremendous response from Northeast Ohio, which confirms for us the fact that Ohio is an underserved market for low fares to the West,” said Paul Tate, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “However, it is also important to recognize that our strong bookings between Denver and Akron-Canton are also directly tied to the relationship we have developed with the Akron-Canton airport, and their subsequent support of Frontier within the greater Akron/ Canton/Cleveland community. We look forward to serving Northeast Ohio with LiveTV, pay-per-view movies, comfortable seats and the industry’s finest service from the industry’s best employees.”

“Frontier Airlines’ low-fare, high-quality service gives passengers a better option when they are heading out west,” said airport director Fred Krum. “They are the undisputed leader in affordable west coast flying and we offer a great airport experience that customers prefer. Beginning today, flying to Denver and beyond just got a lot better for travelers in our region.”

Following is the Akron-Canton flight schedule:


Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency

497 10:40 a.m. 3:20 p.m. Daily

491 6:45 p.m. 11:25 p.m. Daily(*)


Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency

496 6:40 a.m. 7:50 a.m. Daily(*)

494 4:00 p.m. 5:10 p.m. Daily

All times given in local arrival or departure city times.

(*)Flight 491 begins on June 26, 2005 and flight 496 begins on June 27,

Members of Frontier Airlines’ frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Akron-Canton through July 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 employing approximately 4,550 aviation professionals. At an average age of less than two years, Frontier’s fleet of 46 aircraft became one of the youngest fleets in the industry upon completion of a transition to “all-Airbus” in April of 2005. Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates routes linking our Denver hub to 45 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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