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Frontier Airlines Expands South of the Border

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Launches new seasonal service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; expands Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, service</i> </p>

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Frontier Airlines Expands South of the Border12:00 EDT Tuesday, April 03, 2012 DENVER (Business Wire) -- Frontier Airlines said today that it will add new nonstop seasonal service between Denver (DEN) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ), taking the number of nonstop Frontier routes from Denver to a record 68. The service will operate Saturdays beginning June 9 and continuing through August 4, 2012. Additionally, Frontier will double its existing nonstop summer service between Denver and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD). A second weekly flight will operate Wednesdays from May 23 to August 8, 2012, in addition to the year-round service already offered on Saturdays. Frontier also operates an enhanced Cabo schedule during the winter months, typically running eight flights weekly from December through April. “With the launch of service to Punta Cana, Frontier will be the only carrier offering nonstop service from Denver to the Dominican Republic,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “We're confident that travelers will love our low-fare, customer-pleasing service on their travels to this beautiful and popular destination.” He added that the additional service on the Cabo San Lucas route is the result of strong demand by customers. Introductory fares – which include all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes – begin at $350* each way for Denver-Punta Cana service and $246* each way for Denver-Cabo San Lucas service. These intro fares are available at FrontierAirlines.com now through June 9, 2012, for travel to/from Punta Cana and now through April 17, 2012, for Wednesday travel to/from Cabo San Lucas. Members of Frontier's EarlyReturns frequent flyer program can earn double miles** for every qualifying flight they take on the new Punta Cana route. Visit FrontierAirlines.com/memberoffers for details. Pre-registration is required “Frontier's new service announcement is good indication of the airline's continued commitment to the Denver market,” said Kim Day, aviation manager at Denver International Airport. “This new route will be the first nonstop flight from Denver to the Caribbean and will open Colorado's doors to a new country. Growing international service is one of our top priorities at DIA and we're excited to add the Dominican Republic to the list of destinations we serve.” Following are schedules for the new and expanded service: Denver-Punta Cana(June 9 to August 4, 2012)Route   Departs   Arrives   Frequency   Aircraft DEN-PUJ   8:05 a.m.   3:30 p.m.   Sat   A319 PUJ-DEN   4:20 p.m.   8:30 p.m.   Sat   A319         Denver-Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos(May 23 to August 8, 2012)Route   Departs   Arrives   Frequency   Aircraft DEN-SJD   8:36 a.m.   11:39 a.m.   Wed, Sat*   A319 SJD-DEN   12:30 p.m.   3:33 p.m.   Wed, Sat*   A319 * Existing year-round DEN-SJD service. The new and expanded service will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft – featuring five rows of STRETCH seating with an additional 5 to 7 inches of legroom and the airline's new SELECT seating product, as well as 24 channels of DirecTV® with three channels of hit movies available at every seat. For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FrontierAirlines.com. Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET). *Terms and Conditions for Introductory Fares Tickets for Denver-Punta Cana service must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, June 9, 2012; fares shown are each way for travel through August 4, 2012. Tickets for Denver-Cabo San Lucas service must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, April 17, 2012; fares shown are each way for travel through August 8, 2012 for flights operating on Wednesdays. Roundtrip purchase not required. 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, but depending on the fare type purchased may be transferred for $50 or reissued for alternate flights for $50, as well as a possible fare increase to a non-promotional fare type. The name change fee and itinerary change fee are not exclusive of each other. 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 and with Frontier's Reservations centers must be paid for at the time the reservation is made, but may be canceled for a full refund without penalty up to 24 hours after the time of purchase. 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 shown include all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, 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. Flights are operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines or Chautauqua Airlines. Some flights may require connections. 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/memberoffers, using promo code DBPUJ. Bonus mileage offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines flights between Denver and Punta Cana, June 9 through August 4, 2012. 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. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status. 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 offers service to more than 70 destinations in the United States, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. The airline employs 5,000 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com. Frontier AirlinesLindsey Carpenter, 720-374-4560media@flyfrontier.com