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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
 
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Frontier Airlines Announces Kansas City - Austin Service

Daily Nonstop Service Begins Nov. 18, 2010

DENVER, June 30, 2010 - Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET), today announced it will launch nonstop service from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) beginning Nov. 18, 2010. Fares for this new service will be available at FrontierAirlines.com on July 1, 2010.

“Frontier is thrilled to provide the Kansas City community with a fourth nonstop destination in 2010,” said Daniel Shurz, VP of strategy and planning. “Austin is a top travel destination and we are pleased to provide the Kansas City community with its only nonstop access to the Live Music Capital of the World.”

"Frontier's growth at KCI is a sign of their commitment to Kansas City," said Mark VanLoh, Kansas City director of aviation. "The Kansas City to mid-Texas region generates about 400 passengers per day, all of whom are currently forced to connect in another airport. This new nonstop service will get them there faster, be it for business or pleasure."

This new route will be flown by the carrier’s Embraer 170 aircraft. The 76-seat E170 features comfortable two-by-two all leather seating. The carrier’s E170 and E190 aircraft will be outfitted with inflight internet service by fall 2010.

Following are the new flight schedules:

Kansas City - Austin (effective Nov. 18, 2010)

Route
Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
AUS-MCI 8:10 a.m. 10 a.m. Daily, except Sun E170
MCI-AUS 6:59 p.m. 8:54 p.m. Daily, except Sat E170

The new Austin service is Frontier’s 14th nonstop destination from Kansas City. In early June, Frontier announced it will also launch new nonstop service between Kansas City and San Jose Del Cabo (SJD). That seasonal service will operate Dec. 18, 2010, through April 16, 2011.

About Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Midwest Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 16th year of operations, Frontier employs more than 5,500 aviation professionals and operates more than 550 daily flights from its hubs at Denver International Airport and Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. Frontier offers routes to more than 70 destinations in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

On April 13, 2010, Republic Airways announced that its two branded carriers, Frontier and Midwest, would combine under the Frontier Airlines name. The integration of these two airlines is expected to take 12-18 months. Track our progress at FrontierMidwest.com.

For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, please visit its website at FrontierAirlines.com.
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