Agreement opens new cities for Frontier and Midwest customers
DENVER , June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: FRNTQ) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary Frontier Airlines, Inc., has reached a codeshare agreement with Milwaukee -based Midwest Airlines. The agreement will allow customers of both airlines to travel to more destinations while enjoying a seamless ticketing and customer service experience.
The agreement, which is scheduled to begin by late summer, will allow Frontier Airlines to sell tickets under a Frontier code and expand their networks to additional destinations currently served by Midwest. Frontier customers will now be able to reach more cities by connecting on Midwest through its Milwaukee hub. Midwest customers will also see an expanded network by connecting on Frontier and Lynx Aviation flights in Denver .
"This partnership allows us to broaden our network and provide even more destinations to our loyal customers," said Frontier Vice President for Strategy and Planning Daniel Shurz . "We also look forward to showcasing our airlines to many new customers who may be flying Frontier and Lynx for the first time by connecting from Midwest. We believe the synergy between our two airlines will serve the traveling public well."
"Under the codeshare, customers of both airlines will benefit from a wider choice of travel destinations and additional flight options and connection possibilities," explained Gregory D. Aretakis , vice president of Planning and Revenue Management for Midwest. "They will also have the convenience of booking their entire flight on a single ticket."
Under the terms of this agreement, both airlines' customers will also be able to participate in each other's respective frequent flyer programs - Frontier's EarlyReturns program and Midwest's Midwest Miles program, to earn miles and redeem them for free tickets. More details of the program, along with specific cities that will be available for this codeshare, will be announced at a later date.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver -based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 15th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines' mainline operation has 51 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America . Frontier Airlines' mainline operations offer 24 channels of DIRECTV(R) service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. In conjunction with a fleet of ten Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes to more than 50 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica . In addition, Frontier and AirTran Airways operate a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares, aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.
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