October 1, 2001
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Frontier Airlines will begin new nonstop service from Austin to Denver today, Monday, Oct. 1, 2001. An inaugural flight ceremony will be held at approximately 2 p.m. Representatives from Frontier airlines, City of Austin Aviation Department and the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau will be on hand to untie the ribbon at the gate inaugurating the first flight.
News organizations from Austin and Denver have purchased tickets offered by Frontier for this flight. Only those news organizations with tickets will be allowed through the security checkpoint and will have access to Gate 6. All other non-flying media organizations must remain on the non-sterile side of the terminal (near airline ticket counters). A representative from Frontier Airlines will be made available for a brief statement to the media in the ticket counter area. The Frontier representative's flight from Denver arrives at 1:50 p.m. and the flight from Austin to Denver boards at 2:10 p.m. hence the brevity.
An additional photo opportunity may be had of the first Frontier take-off from the Family Viewing Area off Golf Course Road. Frontier's planes, uniquely decorated with wildlife scenes on the tails, have not been seen before in Austin. This vantage point will allow photographers to get an excellent view of the departing flight from the 9,000-foot east runway should conditions allow its use.
Directions to Family Viewing Area: Exit Presidential Blvd from Hwy 71. Go through the traffic signal, which is located at the main entrance of the airport and hwy 71 frontage road. Make the first right onto Golf Course Road. Follow the road around, passing the golf course. The road ends at the family viewing area. For more information, contact Jackie Mayo at (512) 530-6618.