Frontier Announces First Ever Denver-Dayton Non-stops and Becomes Fresno’s First Low-Fare Carrier

Frontier Jet Express to Commence Twice Daily Service to Fresno, Calif. and Dayton, Ohio From Its Denver International Airport Hub

DENVER, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) will begin new, non-stop service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and both Dayton International Airport (DAY) and Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), beginning August 31, 2005. Each market will feature two daily roundtrips aboard 70-seat Canadair Regional Jets, operated by Horizon Air as Frontier JetExpress.

Fresno welcomes first low fare service

Fresno petitioned the DOT under the Small Community Air Service grant program in 2004 asking specifically for assistance in bringing Frontier to the area with the airport’s first low fare service. “Frontier is proud to turn that dream into a reality and wishes to thank both the DOT and the Fresno community for their commitment to Frontier’s unique brand of high-quality, but low fare service,” said Jeff Potter, President and CEO of Frontier Airlines.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment not only for the City of Fresno but for the entire Central Valley,” said Fresno Mayor Alan Autry. “Frontier’s low fares will spearhead the Valley’s economic growth. We have worked hard to attract Frontier to our community and anticipate the service will grow and prosper with these two flights representing only a beginning for this relationship.”

Frontier continues a major expansion into the Buckeye State

Frontier recently announced the first-ever non-stop service from Denver to Akron/Canton (Cleveland Area), Ohio which will begin June 15, 2005. With the addition of Dayton on August 31st, Frontier will provide nearby service to most of the state’s largest population centers. “The addition of Frontier to our growing list of airlines helps position Dayton International Airport as the premier low fare airport in Southern Ohio,” said Mayor Rhine McLin.

“Strong bookings for our new Akron/Canton service emboldened us to look toward adding more cities in Ohio,” said Potter. “Dayton is the fifth largest metropolitan market without non-stop service to Denver so we saw a great opportunity to bring service to the West and Mexico to an underserved market, which is an ideal situation for Frontier.”

Apart from Akron/Canton and Dayton, Frontier has brought the first non-stop service to a number of city-pairs over the past several years. Frontier recently commenced the only Denver non-stops to Little Rock, Arkansas and was the first U.S. carrier to offer non-stop scheduled service from Denver to the Mexican resorts of Cancun, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Frontier was also the first airline to offer scheduled service to Cancun from Salt Lake City, Kansas City, and Nashville. In addition, Frontier was recently the first carrier to request permission to fly non-stop from Denver to Cozumel.
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.

To celebrate the new service to Dayton and Fresno, Frontier will offer special introductory fares to both destinations as low as $99* for domestic travel and from $184** for international travel. All sale fares shown are one-way, with 14-day advanced round-trip purchase required and must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. MDT, June 30, 2005 for travel between August 31, 2005 and February 16, 2006. 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.

*Fares shown are one-way. 14-day advanced, round-trip purchase is
required. Fares shown are for off-peak travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Saturday. Fares slightly higher other days of the week. Tickets must be
booked and paid for by 10:00 PM MDT 6/30/05 or within 24 hours (whichever
comes first) for travel from 8/31/05 through 2 /15/06. 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 both Dayton and Fresno begins August 31, 2005.

**Fares shown are one-way. 14-day advanced, round-trip purchase is
required. Off-peak travel to Mexico is Sunday thru Wednesday and from
Mexico Tuesday thru Friday. Fares slightly higher other days of the
week. Tickets must be booked and paid for by 10:00 MDT 6/30/05 or within
24 hours (whichever comes first) for travel from 8/31/05 through
2 /15/06. Service to and from Mexico is less than daily.

Maximum stay in Mexico is 120 days. Fares do not include Security
Surcharges of up to $10 roundtrip, passenger facilities 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.

Blackout dates of 11/22/05 through 11/30/05 and 12/17/05 through 1/4/06
apply. 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.

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 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 45 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 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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