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TWU ratifies long-term agreement with Frontier AIrlines

1st November 2008 - 07:49 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Members of the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU) at Frontier Airlines today ratified a long-term labor agreement with the airline. The agreement was negotiated to extend certain earlier agreed upon wage and benefit concessions.

"I am gratified that the TWU membership continues to demonstrate, with this vote, their willingness to work hand in hand with Frontier's management to move our airline to sustainability and future growth," said Frontier President and Chief Executive Officer Sean Menke. "This agreement is very important in helping attract investors by contributing to our cost-reduction efforts."

"The TWU appreciates the joint effort made in reaching this agreement," said TWU Local 540 President David Durkin. "We believe that this agreement shows our commitment to Frontier and our belief in the long-term success of the company."

The TWU represents dispatchers at Frontier Airlines.

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 56 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, Canada and Costa Rica. In November 2006, Frontier and AirTran announced 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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