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Frontier's Denver-Bismarck Service Takes Off Today

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Airline brings low fares, customer-friendly service</i> </p>

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Frontier's Denver-Bismarck Service Takes Off Today12:00 EDT Thursday, May 17, 2012 DENVER (Business Wire) -- Frontier Airlines' year-round, nonstop service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Bismarck Airport (BIS) in North Dakota takes off today, bringing with it low fares and customer-friendly service. The new service will operate five days each week. Representatives from Frontier, members of the Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce, airport staff and government officials will participate in various events Thursday to celebrate the launch of the new service – including a meet and greet with the Chamber and a news conference at the airport. The first flight from Denver will be welcomed with a water cannon salute and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Additionally, Frontier is partnering with the Central Dakota Humane Society to solicit donations. Everyone who donates an item on the society's wish list May 18-31 will receive a promo card valued at $20. For details, visit beginning May 18. “Community response has been incredible,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier's senior vice president, Commercial. “Bismarck-area travelers were obviously crying out for low fares to Denver and other destinations in the West.” Frontier is the only low-fare carrier flying from Bismarck to Denver, and it also offers connections to popular destinations in the West including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. “We are excited to welcome Frontier Airlines to our community and state,” said Kelvin Hullet, president of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. “With the dynamic growth occurring in western North Dakota, Frontier provides a low-fare alternative to our business and leisure travelers.” Added Greg Haug, manager of the Bismarck Airport, “We are glad Frontier Airlines has decided to serve the Bismarck market. We feel it is a great business decision, which will in turn benefit the traveling public by lowering fares and adding much-needed capacity.” Flights will operate on 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, featuring onboard Wi-Fi and two-by-two leather seats. Four rows of STRETCH seating, with an additional 5 to 7 inches of legroom, and the airline's new SELECT seating product are available on every flight. Frontier is the only airline to offer an extended legroom option for travelers flying west from Bismarck. The airline's website,, offers its guaranteed lowest fares and is the only place STRETCH seating and SELECT seating are available at the time of booking. Following is the schedule for the new Denver-Bismarck nonstop service: Denver-Bismarck (effective May 17, 2012)Route   Departs   Arrives   Frequency   Aircraft DEN-BIS   10:54 a.m.   1:24 p.m.   Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri/Sun   E190 BIS-DEN   1:54 p.m.   2:35 p.m.   Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri/Sun   E190         Members of Frontier's EarlyReturns frequent flyer program can earn double miles* for every qualifying flight they take on the new route through June 30, 2012. Pre-registration is required. For details, visit The EarlyReturns program recently announced that it has eliminated blackout dates for award tickets; this means that members can now redeem their miles for any available award seat, any day of the year. The launch of service to Bismarck and other cities throughout the month of May brings the number of nonstop Frontier routes from Denver to a record 67 and is part of a larger effort to provide travelers in Denver and Colorado improved access to more cities with Frontier's low fares and friendly service. For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET). *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, using promo code DBBIS. Bonus mileage offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines flights between Denver and Bismarck, May 17 through June 30, 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, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. 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 Frontier AirlinesLindsey Carpenter,