Frontier Airlines Expands Nonstop Service From Kansas City

Dépèche transmise le 15 août 2011 par Business Wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kansas City travelers now have two new ways to fly nonstop to their favorite destinations on Frontier Airlines. At a news conference today at Kansas City International Airport, Frontier announced the launch of nonstop service between Kansas City (MCI) and both Houston (HOU) and Las Vegas (LAS) beginning Nov. 1. Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET).

“We look forward to introducing even more Kansas City travelers to ‘a whole different animal.’”

“We’re excited to expand our low-fare, nonstop service to include two more destinations from Kansas City – including the only nonstops to Houston’s convenient close-to-downtown Hobby airport,” said Daniel Shurz, vice president of strategy and planning for Frontier. “We look forward to introducing even more Kansas City travelers to ‘a whole different animal.’” With the two new cities, Frontier will serve 18 destinations nonstop from Kansas City, including Kansas City’s only nonstop service to Mexico.

Shurz added that new data from the Department of Transportation (DOT) lists Frontier Airlines as offering the lowest fares on any nonstop in 14 of the 15 markets it served from Kansas City in the first calendar quarter of 2011 – making it the market’s true low-fare leader.

“Over the last 12 months Frontier has inaugurated three key nonstop routes from Kansas City,” said Mark VanLoh, Kansas City director of aviation. “Today’s announcement of new nonstop flights from KCI to Houston-Hobby and Las Vegas further exemplifies Frontier’s commitment to provide the region with low fares and excellent service.”

As a result of the increase in service, Frontier will be expanding its airport facilities to include a fifth gate in Terminal C at MCI. Frontier and Republic currently have 355 employees, more than any other airline, in the city – including customer service personnel, flight crews, aircraft maintenance technicians and others. Kansas City is home to both crew and maintenance bases for Republic.

Introductory fares begin at $59 each way for the new Kansas City-Houston service and $89 each way for the new Kansas City-Las Vegas service. The fares are available at FrontierAirlines.com/introfares through Aug. 29, 2011 for travel Nov. 1, 2011 through Feb. 15, 2012.

Members of Frontier’s EarlyReturns frequent flyer program can earn double miles for every qualifying trip they take on the new Houston and Las Vegas routes through Dec. 17, 2011. For details and to register, visit FrontierAirlines.com/memberoffers.

Service on the new routes will be provided on 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, which feature no middle seats and available STRETCH seating with up to 5 inches of additional legroom on every flight.

Following are schedules for the new routes:

Kansas City-Houston (begins Nov. 1, 2011)

        Route   Departs   Arrives   Frequency   Aircraft
MCI-HOU   10:55 a.m.   12:45 p.m.   Daily   E190
MCI-HOU   7:55 p.m.   9:45 p.m.   Thurs, Fri, Sun   E190
HOU-MCI   8:30 a.m.   10:15 a.m.   Mon, Fri, Sat   E190
HOU-MCI   1:15 p.m.   3:00 p.m.   Daily   E190

Kansas City-Las Vegas (begins Nov. 1, 2011)

        Route   Departs   Arrives   Frequency   Aircraft
MCI-LAS   5:50 p.m.   6:50 p.m.   Except Sat   E190
LAS-MCI   7:20 p.m.   11:59 p.m.   Except Sat   E190

For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FrontierAirlines.com.

Terms and Conditions for Kansas City-Houston and Kansas City-Las Vegas Introductory Fares

Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, August 29, 2011. Fares are each way for travel November 1, 2011 through February 15, 2012. Roundtrip purchase not required. Blackout dates of November 23, 26, 27 and December 23 and 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012 apply. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable, especially during busy travel periods. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable, but may be reissued for up to a $50 change fee (depending on the fare type purchased) as well as a possible fare increase to a non-promotional fare type. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Flight segment(s) must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the ticket(s) and all monies will be forfeited.

Fares shown reflect purchase at FrontierAirlines.com. Tickets purchased on Frontier’s website must be paid for at the time the reservation is made. Depending on the fare type purchased, a $20 fee may be charged each way for the first and for the second pieces of checked baggage. Fares do not include passenger facility fees of up to $9 each way, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $5 each way, or fees of $3.70 per segment (one takeoff/one landing), and are subject to change without notice.

Some markets do not offer daily connections. Due to schedule changes, markets may not connect throughout the valid travel period. Kansas City-Houston nonstop service operates daily beginning November 1, 2011. Kansas City-Las Vegas nonstop service operates Sunday through Friday beginning November 1, 2011.

Flights are operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines or Chautauqua Airlines. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Terms and Conditions for Double Miles Offer

This promotion is open to all EarlyReturns® members who register for the promotion prior to qualifying flight activity. Members must register online at FrontierAirlines.com, using promo code DBMCI. Bonus mileage offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines flights between Kansas City and Houston or Las Vegas, November 1 through December 17, 2011. Members must fly on published fare tickets and request to earn EarlyReturns miles to qualify for the double miles. Classic or Classic Plus fares will also earn double miles on the base flight miles flown. This promotion may not be combined with any other mileage promotion and is offered in conjunction with all program rules and procedures. Additional restrictions may apply. Frontier Airlines is the final authority on the interpretation of these rules.

About Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 18th year of operations, Frontier employs more than 5,500 aviation professionals and operates more than 500 daily flights from its hubs at Denver International Airport, Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com.

Business Wire

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