Frontier Announces Service To Orange County

Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:02 am

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2003--Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT - News) today announced plans to begin service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA), beginning Aug. 31, 2003. The airline will operate two daily non-stop flights between SNA and DEN, with convenient connections beyond Denver to 20 cities in the south and east. Including Orange County, Frontier and its codeshare partner Frontier JetExpress will serve 39 cities from its Denver hub. The service is subject to final approval by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, which is expected at the end of June. "We're thrilled to expand Frontier service into Southern California with our entry into John Wayne airport," said Vice President of Marketing and Planning Sean Menke. "Our customers have long asked for more convenient access into the region, and in particular the commercial heart of Orange County, and we are pleased that airport officials were able to provide Frontier Airlines the opportunity to respond to that need."
Following is the Orange County flight schedule:

Orange County to Denver

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
267 11:10 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Daily
269 6:50 p.m. 9:55 p.m. Ex. Saturday

Denver to Orange County

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
262 9:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Daily
268 4:50 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Ex. Saturday

All times given in local arrival or departure city times
In conjunction with today's announcement, the airline published an introductory fare sale(a) for flights to/from Orange County with fares starting as low as $119, one way, between Orange County and Denver. Introductory fares do not require a round-trip purchase, and are available for purchase through 10:00 p.m. MDT on July 18, 2003 for travel beginning August 31, 2003.

(a) Introductory sale fares 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. Fares do not include passenger

facilities fees of up to $18 round-trip or segment fees of $3. A

segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Prices subject

to change and other restrictions may apply.

To celebrate the new service, members of Frontier Airlines' frequent flyer program, EarlyReturns, will receive double bonus miles for travel to and from Orange County between August 31 and November 20, 2003. 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.

Denver-based Frontier Airlines employs approximately 3,200 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 36 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
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RE: Frontier Announces Service To Orange County

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:19 am

Good news for Frontier. Two new cities this summer. This release doesn't say whether they'll be operating mailine or express on this route (I may have just missed that, though).

Hope to see another airline make money this year, making four...

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RE: Frontier Announces Service To Orange County

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:11 am

I did a search and the flights will be operated by 319s... Not too much of a suprise.
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RE: Frontier Announces Service To Orange County

Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:28 am

This has been planned for awhile. . .good to see it happen. It should prove to be a great route for F9.

Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
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RE: Frontier Announces Service To Orange County

Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:34 am

The turnaround time is 50-minutes! They turn RJs at BTV in 30..They should use an A318? then upgrade if their is demand..When is their first 318 due anyway?
What now?
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RE: Frontier Announces Service To Orange County

Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:10 am

It will be an Airbus of some sort for the SNA service.

Steve in New Orleans

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