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Frontier Airlines Launches New Seasonal Service Between Branson and Both Austin and Phoenix

Carrier to offer only nonstop service on new routes

Monday, June 27, 2011 9:00 am MDT



Public Company Information:

"Branson is a great family-friendly entertainment destination that our customers have really responded to"

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET), today announced plans to add nonstop seasonal service between Branson, Mo. (BKG) and both Austin, Texas (AUS) and Phoenix, Ariz. (PHX) to its route map. The carrier will be the only airline offering nonstop service on these new routes.

Branson-Austin service will operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Sept. 16 through Dec. 14, 2011. Branson-Phoenix service will operate Saturdays from Sept. 17 through Dec. 10, 2011. Austin service will be provided on 50-seat Embraer 145 aircraft; Phoenix service will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft, which feature available STRETCH seating with 5 inches of additional legroom and 24 channels of DirecTV® at every seat.

“Branson is a great family-friendly entertainment destination that our customers have really responded to,” said Daniel Shurz, vice president of strategy and planning for Frontier. “We’re delighted to have found the opportunity to add more routes into Branson and deliver our high-quality, affordable service.” Frontier already serves Denver and Milwaukee nonstop from Branson.

“Frontier’s new nonstop service to Austin and Phoenix is very exciting,” stated Jeff Bourk, executive director at the Branson Airport. “Frontier now offers four nonstop cities and we are pleased they continue the Branson Airport tradition of convenient air travel and low fares.”

Introductory fares begin at $89 each way for the new Branson-Austin nonstop route and $105 each way for the new Branson-Phoenix nonstop route. The fares are available at through Sept. 17, 2011 for travel through Oct. 31, 2011.

Following are schedules for the new routes:

Branson-Austin (Sept. 16 through Dec. 14, 2011)

  Route   Departs   Arrives   Frequency   Aircraft
BKG-AUS   10:50 a.m.   12:25 p.m.   Mon, Wed, Fri   E145
AUS-BKG   1:25 p.m.   3:00 p.m.   Mon, Wed, Fri   E145

Branson-Phoenix (Sept. 17 through Dec. 10, 2011)

Route   Departs   Arrives   Frequency   Aircraft
PHX-BKG   7:40 a.m.   12:20 p.m.   Sat   A319
BKG-PHX   1:05 p.m.   2:00 p.m.   Sat   A319

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Terms and Conditions for Branson-Austin and Branson-Phoenix Nonstop Introductory Fares

Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, September 17, 2011. Fares shown are each way for travel through October 31, 2011. 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 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. Branson-Austin nonstop seasonal service operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from September 16 through December 14, 2011. Branson-Phoenix nonstop seasonal service operates on Saturday from September 17 through December 10, 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.

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 17th 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.

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