DENVER , Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Denver's hometown airline's ambitious international growth took another big step forward today, with the low cost carrier's furthest expansion south to date.
Early this morning, Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) launched its new service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and San Jose , Costa Rica (SJO). The non-stop flights -- Denver's only non-stop service to Costa Rica -- will utilize Frontier's new fleet of Airbus A319 aircraft with above-average legroom, DIRECTV(R) service and pay-per-view movies in every seat back.
The airline will operate the flight four times per week until Jan. 5, 2008 , when Frontier will grow the service to include a fifth flight on Saturdays. The new service will also allow convenient connecting service from several Frontier cities across the West via Denver International Airport, recently named best airport in North America by Business Traveler.
Costa Rica is Frontier's fourth country served and its 10th non-U.S. destination, with seven cities served in Mexico and two in Canada . Also, on Dec. 15, 2007 , Frontier will begin flying non-stop between Albuquerque , N.M. (ABQ), and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico , which will become Albuquerque International Sunport's only international air service.
"Travelers' response to Frontier's international service has been tremendous, and we're thrilled to launch non-stop flights between Denver and Costa Rica , our third country served from the United States ," said John Happ , senior vice president of marketing and planning for Frontier Airlines. "Beginning today, passengers have a convenient, comfortable way to enjoy Costa Rica's culture, visit the country's amazing beaches, resorts and rain forests, and experience some of the best outdoor tourism opportunities in the world. The morning arrival allows for a full day in Costa Rica and offers travelers the best of onward travel options as they begin their journey in this exciting destination".
The flight schedule for Frontier's new service between Denver and San Jose , Costa Rica follows:
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 14th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 6,000 aviation professionals. With 60 aircraft and one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America , Frontier offers 24 channels of DIRECTV(R) service in every seatback along with 33 inches of legroom in an all coach configuration. In conjunction with its regional jet fleet, operated by Horizon and Republic Airlines, Frontier offers routes linking its Denver hub to 63 destinations, including 53 U.S. cities in 32 states spanning the nation from coast to coast, seven cities in Mexico , two cities in Canada and one in Costa Rica . In November 2006 , Frontier and AirTran announced 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. In December 2006 , Frontier was designated "Best Low Cost Carrier" in the U.S. by the readers of Business Traveler magazine. Frontier's maintenance department has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award recognizing its advanced training standards for eight consecutive years, from 1999 to 2006. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at http://www.frontierairlines.com.
SOURCE Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.