"Most importantly, on behalf of the board and the entire leadership team of Frontier, I want to thank our employees for their input and patience as we engaged in a process that we understood could have a very direct impact on their lives and their families with the potential for relocation. We did not make this decision lightly, and we plan to work very closely with the City of Colorado Springs to ensure that our employees have every possible benefit offered to a new company moving into their community. There will be extensive relocation programs developed specifically for Frontier and of course, Colorado Springs offers an excellent quality of life. We are hopeful that all of our current employees will be able to make the move to the new facility upon completion of the construction project."
"This is a day to celebrate," said Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera. "This announcement is one that we have worked on diligently to make a reality. It is with enthusiasm and pride that we warmly welcoming Frontier and the families of Frontier to the Colorado Springs community. City Council had an important role in landing the maintenance hangar, and I am happy to see a public goal of mine come to fruition as plans for low cost air service begin to take off from the Colorado Spring Airport. This has been a team effort and is a team success. It has been about creativity and collaboration. It is about a professional, dedicated airport staff listening to a customer, a partner, and thinking outside the box. The City of Colorado Springs has a strategic goal of economic vitality. This is a huge step forward toward successfully setting the pace for that goal. We will see new jobs, a new facility and new families joining our community. We can't wait to show you what Colorado Springs is all about. Welcome aboard."
"The new Frontier service is a great addition for Colorado Springs," said Colorado Springs Airport Aviation Director Mark Earle. "This will give our customers more choices, making it easier for them to enjoy the convenience of flying out of their hometown airport. We're also excited about the new base maintenance facility and look forward to welcoming the Frontier maintenance team and their families to our community."
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 61 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 athttp://www.frontierairlines.com.
SOURCE Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
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