2005-2009: into the wild blue yonder!
These are the years we brewed a special cup of coffee, increased flights south of the border and launched a whole new way to buy and fly. We continue to strive for great service and to make our mark in the airline industry. With an all-Airbus fleet and remarkable service, we're most certainly "A whole different animal." Read on for the specific highlights.
Jan. 20, 2005
We partner with Caribou Coffee to create a unique coffee blend to be served during our flights.
We continue our record streak of maintenance excellence, receiving the FAA's highest honor - the Diamond Award - for the sixth consecutive year.
We begin service between St. Louis and Cancún with three weekly flights. The new service increases our number of direct routes from the U.S. to Cancún, including routes from Denver, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, MO and Nashville, TN.
Frontier and Apple Vacations announce a partnership to offer top-quality vacation packages between Denver and four premier vacation destinations in Mexico: Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas. Olé!
We complete our four-year transition to an all-Airbus fleet. Besides saving us an estimated $11 million in training and maintenance costs, the transition provides mainline passengers with 33 inches of legroom in every seat, 24 channels of live DIRECTV® programming and three pay-per-view movie selections in every seat back.
We begin flying two daily non-stop flights between Denver and Detroit.
We initiate twice-daily Frontier JetExpress service to Tulsa, OK.
We become the only carrier to offer non-stop service between Denver and Akron-Canton, OH, flying the first of our twice-daily flights to and from the city.
We fly to our fifth destination in Texas, beginning two daily non-stops between Denver and San Antonio.
We launch the More Store™ - a unique online shopping experience that allows our frequent flyers to purchase one-of-a-kind premium items using accrued miles.
For the third consecutive year, Travel + Leisure magazine recognizes us as one of readers' "Top 10 Domestic Airlines" in its World's Best Awards.
We celebrate our 11th anniversary of flight operations having carried approximately 31.7 million passengers since July 1994. Employees: 4,550.
Our flight attendants vote against union representation by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)/Communications Workers of America (CWA).
We launch the first non-stop service between Denver and Dayton, OH and the first low fare carrier service from Fresno, CA with two daily, non-stop Frontier JetExpress flights.
We proudly accept the Outstanding Corporation award from Volunteers of America Colorado Branch for our corporate efforts on behalf of VOA.
ColoradoBIZ magazine recognizes Jeff Potter as "CEO of the Year."
We're Number One! The Department of Transportation releases its September "On Time Arrival Performance" report ranking all carriers at the 33 largest airports in America, and we rank #1 with 92.1% of our flights arriving on time.
We sell $92 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible debentures, including $12 million sold pursuant to the underwriters' exercise in full of their over-allotment option. The debentures were convertible into Frontier common stock at a conversion premium of 25% over the closing price of our common stock as of the pricing date, subject to adjustment (in a public offering).
We start service to Cozumel, Mexico - our 6th Mexico resort destinations. We also begin direct, non-stop service between Kansas City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
We continue our expansion into Mexican resort markets, launching direct, non-stop service from Denver to Acapulco, our seventh heavenly Mexico destination.
Year-end figures: Fleet size: 42 Airbus A319s and seven Airbus A318s; employees: 4,600; traffic: 7,469,095 boardings in 2005 and 35,553,528 boardings since July 1994.
We move to expand our all Airbus fleet with an agreement for delivery of 10 Airbus A320s and four Airbus A318s by 2011.
Frontier agrees to serve as the official airline of the Colorado Rockies in a five-year deal.
Frontier completes its reorganization emerging as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Frontier Holdings, Inc.
A whole different Web site makes its debut at FrontierAirlines.com. The updated site is easier to navigate, offers great travel deals, an online Frontier gear store and important news alerts ? all with a new look and feel.
We expand our presence at Denver International Airport with a lease agreement for six new gates in concourse A. This brings our total gates from 16 to 22.
We become the first low-cost carrier to serve Canada with two daily flights to Calgary.
Frontier and Marriott Rewards team up in a three-year deal aimed at increasing reward opportunities for Frontier's EarlyReturns® members.
We launch service up the California coast with five daily non-stop flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
We announce our plan to purchase 10 Bombardier Q400 turboprops and increase our regional jet service by 20%.
Our Denver's Favorite Animal advertising campaign makes its television debut.
We begin our search for communities in need of regional jet and turboprop service. This solidifies plans to launch as many as 15 new markets with our new regional jet fleet.
Frontier and AirTran Airways join forces in a first-of-its-kind marketing partnership between low-cost carriers.
Frontier is named the best U.S. low-cost carrier by the readers of Business Traveler magazine.
Frontier renews its role as the official airline of Copper Mountain and Winter Park Resorts.
We continue our west coast expansion with new interstate and international routes from San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Year-end figures: 4,892 employees
We announce the winner of our popular Denver's Favorite Animal campaign during the 79th Annual Academy Awards. The penguins, Joe, Jim, Jay and Gary nabbed millions of votes during the five-week campaign.
We connect New England to the Rocky Mountains with daily non-stop service between Denver and Hartford, Conn. We launch service from northern California to the sunny beaches of Mexico with non-stop service from Sacramento and San Jose to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
We take to the skies with our new partner, Republic Airlines, with the first two of 17 Embraer 170 aircraft Republic will operate as part of Frontier's regional jet service.
We launch service to the home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Ky. with two daily roundtrips to Denver. Our cabins go cashless. Passengers can now purchase DIRECTV®, pay-per-view and alcoholic beverages with one swipe of a credit card.
EarlyReturns®, our popular mileage redemption program, receives the top honor at Inside Flyer magazine's Freddie Awards taking home the award for Program of the Year. EarlyReturns was also recognized as the Freddie's Best Award winner and we placed in six other categories.
We launch service to Vancouver, British Columbia, our second Canadian destination.
We launch non-stop service from Memphis, Tenn. to Denver, Las Vegas, Nev. and Orlando, Fla.
We connect Dallas-Fort Worth with the sunny beaches of the Mexican Riviera with three weekly roundtrip flights to Mazatlán, Mexico.
We launch service to our fifth Florida destination, Jacksonville.
We celebrate our 13th birthday.
We launch new non-stop service between Denver and Baton Rouge, La.
Former Frontier Senior Vice President and COO, Sean Menke, returns to serve as Frontier's new President and CEO.
Frontier launches service to Wichita, Kan., lowering fares by 30 to 40 percent in the market.
We launch service to Rapid City, S.D. and the first-ever non-stop service between Denver and Sioux City, Iowa.
We launch service to West Palm Beach, our sixth Florida destination.
We give the gift of travel. Frontier begins offering gift cards for any value between $25 and $1,500.
We continue our international expansion with flights to San Jose, Costa Rica. We become the first airline to offer non-stop service from Denver to Costa Rica.
We celebrate the birth of our brand new airline, Lynx Aviation, with the launch of service to our first city, Billings, Mont.
We connect New Mexico with the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
We receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for best use of On Demand Technology.
Year-end figures: Fleet size: 49 A319s, 10 A318s; 5,854 employees
We receive the Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Social Responsibility Award for our commitment and contributions to the Denver community.
We win our ninth consecutive award for excellence in safety and training from the FAA. A record number of our maintenance and engineering employees win the Diamond Award of Excellence.
We launch Lynx service to the first of seven new destinations, Colorado Springs, Colo.
We launch service to Durango, Colo. with Lynx.
We launch service to Grand Junction, Colo. with Lynx.
We launch service to Fargo, N.D. with Lynx.
We launch service to Jackson Hole, Wyo. with Lynx.
We launch service to Bozeman, Mont. rounding out the seven new destinations served by Lynx.
We nab the silver Effie Award for our 2007 Denver's Favorite Animal advertising campaign.
We team up with Udi's Handcrafted Foods to provide fresh fruit, salads and sandwiches on board select flights.
We partner with Ski.com to provide customers a one-stop resource for all their winter vacation needs. Book flights, lodging, lift tickets and more all in one place.
We expand our Rocky Mountain destinations with the launch of service to Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colo.
AirFairs is launched. Customers get to choose from Classic Plus, Classic and Economy fare levels to get the travel experience that best meets their needs.
We receive the Federal Aviation Administration's Diamond Award for excellence in safety and training for the 10th consecutive year.
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