Knoxville business travelers may find it easier to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions in 2012, thanks to an announcement today by Frontier Airlines. The carrier is shifting the time of the Monday morning departure of its Knoxville (TYS) to Denver (DEN) flight from 9:37 a.m. to 6:25 a.m., providing for a 7:38 a.m. arrival in Denver. The change is effective Feb. 6, 2012.

The time change is the direct result of requests from Knoxville-area business travelers. In November, Frontier met with representatives of the regional business community to discuss the need for corporate support of its nonstop service to Denver – which began in June. At that meeting, business travelers told the airline that the current Monday flight schedule negatively affects their productivity, because they arrive in Denver too late to get in a full day of work.

“While our current schedule is convenient for leisure travelers, it essentially wastes the first workday of the week for business travelers – especially those connecting in Denver to one of our West Coast destinations,” explained Robert Westgate, senior director of Scheduling and Planning at Frontier. “We sincerely appreciated that feedback. If moving our Monday departure three hours earlier makes our business travelers more productive, we’re happy to do so.”

Westgate added that accommodating the request for a schedule change is another example of Frontier’s better and different way of doing business. Frontier’s low-fare, high-value service includes, among other things, its unique Classic and Classic Plus fares – available exclusively at FrontierAirlines.com – which provide additional amenities, including two free checked bags, no-fee itinerary changes, no-charge or reduced fees to upgrade to STRETCH seating, and 24 channels of free DirecTV ® on Airbus flights.

Following is the revised schedule for Knoxville-Denver service:

Knoxville-Denver (begins Feb. 6, 2012)
            Route     Departs     Arrives     Frequency*     Aircraft
TYS-DEN     6:25 a.m.     7:38 a.m.     Mon     A319
TYS-DEN     9:37 a.m.     10:50 a.m.     Tues, Thurs, Sat     A319
DEN-TYS     3:00 p.m.     7:46 p.m.     Sun     A319
DEN-TYS     4:40 p.m.     9:21 p.m.     Mon, Wed, Fri     A319
               

For more information or to book your next trip on Frontier, visit FrontierAirlines.com.

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 18 th year of operations, Frontier employs 5,000 aviation professionals and operates from hubs at Denver International Airport, Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Frontier offers service to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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