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Frontier Airlines Begins Service to Northwest Colorado

19th December 2008 - 07:41 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Frontier Airlines have begun service to its fifth Colorado market, Steamboat Springs/Hayden. The inaugural flight arrived at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, bringing affordable air travel to northwest Colorado.

Steamboat Springs/Hayden is similar to the other five cities in Colorado that Frontier currently serves, all of which are shorter-haul markets, better suited to leveraging the economics of the 74-seat Bombardier Q400. A fleet of ten Q400 aircraft are operated for Frontier by Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. subsidiary Lynx Aviation.

"Lynx Aviation has been a tremendous success in Colorado so far, and we think Steamboat Springs/Hayden will only continue that trend," said Frontier President and CEO Sean Menke. "Now, more Coloradans will have access to the high-quality, low-cost airfare Frontier provides. Our service to these Colorado destinations makes it easier than ever for people to visit this great state and experience all it has to offer."

Following is the Steamboat Springs/Hayden flight schedule:

Steamboat Springs/Hayden-Denver

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
3388 9:55 a.m. 10:58 a.m. Daily
3380 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Sunday - Friday
3380 2:10 p.m. 3:10 p.m. Saturday
3386 5:15 p.m. 6:18 p.m. Daily


Denver- Steamboat Springs/Hayden

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
3389 8:25 a.m. 9:20 a.m. Daily
3381 12:00 p.m. 12:55 p.m. Sunday - Friday
3381 12:40 p.m. 1:35 p.m. Saturday
3387 3:45 p.m. 4:40 p.m. Daily


The seasonal Steamboat Springs/Hayden service will run from Dec. 18, 2008 to April 21, 2009. Frontier's EarlyReturns® members will earn double miles on Steamboat Springs/Hayden flights through January 31, 2009.

The quiet, fuel-efficient and technologically-advanced Q400 aircraft are ideal for flying into smaller markets and allow Frontier to bring its industry-leading customer service to underserved markets unreachable with its larger aircraft. Frontier's new service is expected to reduce the average fare in many of the new markets by as much as 50%. Frontier currently serves four other destinations in Colorado with Lynx Aviation including: Aspen, Colorado Springs, Durango and Grand Junction.

About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.

Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 15th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing more than 5,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines' mainline operation has 52 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America. Frontier Airlines' mainline operations offer 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. In conjunction with a fleet of ten Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes to more than 50 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica. In addition, Frontier and AirTran Airways operate a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares, aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at


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