Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4363 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
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DENVER, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT - News), which recently resumed seasonal service to Anchorage, will expand its service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Anchorage International Airport (ANC), adding a second daily non-stop flight on June 19 and extending its Alaska travel season past September 2005 to January 3, 2006. In total, Frontier will increase frequency to ten of its most popular destinations to meet growing demand for travel during the peak summer season. The newly added flights will be aboard Frontier's new all-Airbus A319 and A318 fleet, which feature 24 channels of LiveTV as well as three choices of first-run pay-per-view movies, 33 inches of legroom, and as always, outstanding customer service.
Frontier's Alaska changes are as follows:
* Anchorage (ANC): Seasonal service resumed May 8, 2005 and will run
until Jan. 3, 2006. A second flight will be added from June 19, 2005
to Aug. 13, 2005. The last return flight leaves ANC on 14 August.
Frontier's frequency increases will include the following:
Beginning June 26:
* Denver to/from Reno (RNO) from one mainline flight to two.
* Denver to/from San Jose from one regional jet (RJ) flight, operated by
Horizon Air as Frontier JetExpress, and two mainline flights to one RJ
and three mainline flights, for a new total of four flights.
Beginning July 4:
* Denver to/from Nashville (BNA) from two flights to three.
* Denver to/from San Francisco (SFO) from five flights to six.
Beginning July 10:
* Denver to/from Dallas (DFW) from five flights to six.
* Denver to/from St. Louis (STL) from three flights to four.
Beginning July 24:
* Denver to/from Milwaukee (MKE) from two flights to three.
* Denver to/from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) from three flights to four.
* Denver to/from Sacramento (SMF) from three flights to four.
"Based upon our success last year and strong Summer bookings for 2005, a second flight to Alaska and an extension of our season there will help meet surging demand," said Jeff Potter, president and CEO. "In addition, capitalizing on the strong traffic that we have seen over the past few months, we are eager to offer greater frequency to some of our most popular cities this summer. With the additional frequencies and new service announced to the Cleveland area (Akron/Canton), Detroit, San Antonio, and Tulsa, Frontier is looking forward to its busiest summer yet offering travelers additional chances to enjoy one of the country's youngest fleets while flying to their favorite 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.
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 45 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 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 www.frontierairlines.com.
Quickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3238 times:
UAL transitioning from mainline to RJs on many of these routes might be a factor here. UAL's RJ operation here in DEN has grown dramatically over the last year or two. I can say for myself that given a choice of either an RJ or a 319, I'll take the later any day.
I wonder if UAL will give up those A gates and save the taxpayers the expense of adding to the A concourse for F9? If they keep substituting RJs for mainline, they shouldn't need those gates anymore.
Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24996 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
Quoting Quickmover (Reply 6): Are the plans for the expanded RJ facility for United still on?
The plans are there, but the last time I heard anything they had been put on hold for "a while."
I don't know if that is true, but I know that the extension of the A terminal for Frontier is "on hold".
There have been conflicting stories. CEO Potter doesn't want more expensive new gates because he feels that United doesn't need the old gates, but recently he also said that the gate situation had been "resolved".
To me, it feels like a replay of fifteen months ago, but in a few months, Frontier is due to give up the two (?) A gates that came to them from United as part of the settlement.