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Frontier To Start Puerto Vallarta And Cabo Flights  
User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Frontier Doubles Mexico Service (Jul. 24, 2003)
Airline To Serve Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas in Addition to Cancun and Mazatlan

DENVER, Colo. (July 24, 2003) – Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it will double its international destinations from Denver, bringing non-stop flights to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The airline will operate one weekly nonstop flight between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) in Cabo San Lucas, beginning Nov. 1, 2003, and three weekly flights starting Nov. 22, 2003. Also, effective Nov. 22, 2003, Frontier will offer three weekly flights between Denver and Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Both routes will offer convenient connections to destinations throughout Frontier’s coast-to-coast route network.

“We’re extremely pleased to offer two more Mexico destinations to our passengers,” said Sean Menke, vice president of marketing and planning. “Passengers have responded well to our Cancun and Mazatlan service, which we introduced in December 2002, and we look forward to offering the only nonstop, scheduled service from Denver to these great resort towns.”

Following are Frontier’s flight schedules between Denver and the new Mexico destinations (all times given in local arrival or departure city times):

Effective Nov. 1, 2003
Denver to Cabo San Lucas
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
71 9:55 a.m. 1:05 p.m. Saturday

Cabo San Lucas to Denver
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
76 2:00 p.m. 5:05 p.m. Saturday

Effective Nov. 22, 2003
Denver to Cabo San Lucas
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
71 9:55 a.m. 1:05 p.m. Wed., Sat., Sun.

Cabo San Lucas to Denver
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
76 2:00 p.m. 5:05 p.m. Wed., Sat., Sun.

Effective Nov. 22, 2003
Denver to Puerto Vallarta
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
69 9:50 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Tue., Fri., Sat.

Puerto Vallarta to Denver
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
64 3:20 p.m. 5:40 p.m. Tue., Fri., Sat.

The airline also provided introductory fares for flights to/from both destinations. To make a reservation, customers may visit Frontier’s Web sit at www.frontierairlines.com, contact Frontier Airlines at 1-800-4321-FLY, or consult their professional travel agent. Introductory fare sale tickets must be purchased by Sept. 16, 2003 at midnight ET.

Cabo and Puerto Vallarta
to/from Denver Round-Trip Fare
Off-Peak (Monday – Thursday) $218
Peak (Friday – Sunday) $298

Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates. Once purchased, these fares are non-refundable and non-transferable, but may be reissued for a $100 change fee plus any applicable difference in fare. Sample fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 per itinerary, federal international air transportation taxes of $13.20 each way, foreign departure taxes, customs and immigrations fees, airport improvement and health inspection fees and tourism fees combined for fees of up to $70. Prices are subject to change and other restrictions may apply.

Intro fare blackout dates are as follows: · To the United States: Nov 29, 30, 2003, December 27, 28, 2003, January 1, 3, 4, 2004, March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2004, November 27, 28, 2004 and December 26, 31, 2004.
· From the United States: November 21, 22, 2003, December 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 2003, March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2004, November 19, 20, 2004 and December 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, and 31 2004.

To celebrate the new service, members of Frontier Airlines’ frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Cabo and Puerto Vallarta between Nov. 1 and Dec. 18, 2003. Frontier offers one of the most generous frequent flyer redemption programs in the industry and EarlyReturns members can earn a free round-trip ticket to and from Mexico destinations by redeeming 25,000 frequent flyer miles, and a free round-trip ticket to any Frontier destination in the contiguous U.S. with 15,000 EarlyReturns miles. To enroll in the program, customers can visit Frontier’s Web site at www.frontierairlines.com, 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.

Denver-based Frontier Airlines employs approximately 3,300 aviation professionals and is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport. Frontier and its regional jet partner Frontier JetExpress offer service to 38 cities. Frontier’s fleet consists of 38 aircraft, which feature a single-class configuration. In 2002, for the fourth consecutive year, Frontier's maintenance and engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence. This award signifies 100 percent of the airline’s maintenance and engineering employees have completed advanced aircraft maintenance training programs. In April 2002, Entrepreneur ranked Frontier one of two "Best Low-Fare Airlines.” Frontier provides capacity information and other corporate information on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.


While not a huge advance, it's good news for Frontier, which recently announced good financials, didn't it?

WTG, F9!

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 27687 posts, RR: 81
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

It isn't surprising.

There was an article in the Rocky Mountain News a few weeks ago, which gave load factors for the first few weeks of the first two Mexican routes.

Cancun came in at 76% l/f and Mazatlan hit an amazing 89% l/f - although that was only 1 or 2 flights a week and is seasonal, now suspended for the summer, but it comes back in the Fall.

Cancun continues as 1 x daily.

I'm not sure how much non-winter traffic there is between Denver and Los Cabos, but I would think Puerto Vallarta might be a candidate for year round.

And yes, F9 did very well in June and expects to post between break even and a nickel profit for the quarter. After that, the analyst estimates are all positive.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the ad campaign, the funny commercials, goes national in September.



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2519 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5091 times:

Nice to see F9 adding Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo to their destination map, but I will like to see a DEN-MEX-DEN flight in the future. Hopefully, if they keep expanding to Mexican destinations, we will see a flight to Mexico City!!!

Hope F9 the best on their new destinations and I look forward to see the A319 on one of my trips to PVR!

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5018 times:


Great to hear! After seeing that "bi-coastal relationship" commercial, I LMAO.


Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

Interesting move for Frontier - aside from talking the local Denver market to holiday destinations, its an alternative for pax travelling from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico - they can now avoid connecting at LAX (sorry, Alaska.)

I think there is a lot of potential in US-Mexican Riviera routes to cities such as PVR, MZT, CBO that major airlines could exploit if they attempted service.

Good luck to Frontier.

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