DENVER (Apr. 12, 2004) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it has accepted delivery of its 25th Airbus A319, #N926FR and its fifth Airbus A318 #N805FR. The airline will lease the 132-seat A319 jet from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and it will purchase the 114-seat A318 jet with financing from Airbus Financial Services. With today's announcement, Frontier's fleet of 40 aircraft consists of 10 Boeing 737-300s, 25 Airbus A319s, and five Airbus A318s.
Each of Frontier's aircraft features a unique wildlife theme on its tail, depicting animals native to the continental United States. Aircraft #N926FR features a black-tailed deer fawn on each side of its tail and on its wingtips and aircraft #N805FR features a great gray owl.
Currently in its tenth year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport with a fleet of 40 aircraft and employing approximately 3,900 aviation professionals. Frontier, in conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, operates routes linking our Denver hub to 37 cities in 22 states spanning the nation from coast-to-coast and to five cities in Mexico. Frontier's maintenance and engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs, for five consecutive years. In August 2003, Frontier ranked as one of the "Top 10 Domestic Airlines" as determined by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.