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Frontier Airlines Expands Madison-Washington, D.C. Service


Frontier Airlines announced today that it will expand its existing service between Madison, Wis. (MSN) and Washington, D.C. Reagan (DCA) from three times weekly to daily. In addition, the airline will improve the timing of the flight schedule on the route. The changes go into effect June 7, 2012.

“Frontier already offers low fares on the only nonstop service between Madison and the D.C. area via convenient Washington Reagan Airport,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “Our new daily service and improved schedule will make it even easier for value-conscious leisure and business travelers to visit our nation's capital.”

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi added, “Frontier's new service is a major benefit to Dane County and the region. Continued growth at the Dane County Regional Airport is a strong indicator of the health and vitality of our local economy.”

Introductory fares for the expanded Madison-Washington, D.C. service begin at $100* each way (including all transportation fees and taxes). The intro fares are available at through April 9 for travel through Nov. 14, 2012. A 14-day advance purchase and blackout dates apply.

Members of Frontier's EarlyReturns® frequent flyer program can earn double miles** for every qualifying flight they take on the new route through July 7, 2012. Pre-registration is required. For details, visit

Flights will operate on 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, featuring onboard Wi-Fi availability and two-by-two leather seats. Four rows of STRETCH seating, offering an additional 5 to 7 inches of legroom, and the airline's new SELECT seating product are available on every flight; the only place you can get STRETCH and SELECT seating at the time of booking is

Following is the schedule for the expanded service:

Madison-Washington, D.C. (begins June 7, 2012)

      Route     Departs     Arrives     Frequency     Aircraft
DCA-MSN     1:00 p.m.     2:09 p.m.     Daily     E190
MSN-DCA     3:00 p.m.     5:52 p.m.     Daily     E190

The new service is the second Madison route expansion Frontier has announced in recent weeks. Beginning May 27, 2012, Frontier will increase its existing nonstop service between Madison and Orlando (MCO) from seasonal to year-round and upgrade the aircraft used on the route to a 138-seat Airbus 319. The airline now offers three nonstop routes from Madison, as well as connections throughout the western United States via daily service to its Denver hub.

For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit Frontier's website is the only place to purchase the airline's unique Classic and Classic Plus fares, which allow customers to select the level of flexibility and amenities that best suits their individual travel needs.

Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET).

*Terms and Conditions for Introductory Fares

Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, April 9, 2012. Fares shown are each way for travel through November 14, 2012. Blackout dates of May 24-26, 28 and 29, and July 8, 2012 apply. Roundtrip purchase not required. 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, but depending on the fare type purchased may be transferred for $50 or reissued for alternate flights for $50, as well as a possible fare increase to a non-promotional fare type. The name change fee and itinerary change fee are not exclusive of each other. 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 and with Frontier's Reservations centers must be paid for at the time the reservation is made, but may be canceled for a full refund without penalty up to 24 hours after the time of purchase. 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 shown include all fees and taxes 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.

Flights are operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines or Chautauqua Airlines. Some flights may require connections. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

**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 DBDCA. Bonus mileage offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines nonstop flights between Madison and Washington Reagan, June 7 through July 7, 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 and Costa Rica. 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

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