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Frontier to Close Las Cruces Reservations Operation

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Frontier to Close Las Cruces Reservations Operation

Frontier to Close Las Cruces Reservations Operation

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to optimize operations in advance of its emergence from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: FRNTQ) announced today that it will close its Las Cruces, New Mexico, reservations operation.

All current Las Cruces employees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other locations within the Company. Frontier will provide moving assistance for employees who elect to relocate. Employees who choose not to move to another Frontier location and are eligible will receive severance pay.

“We hope all of our team members will join us in our other locations,” said Frontier Chief Operating Officer Chris Collins. “This move will eliminate an operational duplication that exists with our Midwest Airlines partnership. We understand the difficult nature of this decision and its impact on our employees. We need our people, and we will do what we can to make the transition as easy for them as possible.”

The Las Cruces Reservations Center is expected to cease operations by the end of 2009.

Frontier will emerge from bankruptcy on Oct. 1, 2009, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET). Midwest Airlines is also a Republic subsidiary. Frontier and Midwest recently announced a codeshare agreement between the two carriers.

About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.

Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines and Lynx Aviation. Currently in its 16th 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 is made up of one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America offering 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. In conjunction with a fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation, Frontier offers routes to more than 50 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica. In addition, Frontier and Midwest Airlines have a codeshare partnership that allows passengers of both airlines access to 70 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica. Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) expects to close on its purchase of Frontier Airlines on or about Oct. 1, 2009, after which Frontier and Lynx will become subsidiaries of Republic, alongside Midwest Airlines and Republic’s other wholly owned subsidiaries.

SOURCE: Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.

Web site: http://www.FrontierAirlines.com/

Business Wire

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