Frontier Airlines to Shift Houston Operations Back to Bush Intercontinental in July

Frontier Airlines announced today that, based on strong customer feedback, it will shift its Houston operations from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) back to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) effective July 11, 2012. Frontier will be the only domestic low-cost carrier at Bush Intercontinental, allowing it to bring low fares to Houston’s larger airport.

“We’re confident that Frontier customers will appreciate the convenience and increased flexibility when we move back to Houston’s primary airport,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “In particular, the great connection opportunities that Bush Intercontinental offers will provide our passengers with additional travel choices.”

Located 23 miles north of downtown Houston, Bush Intercontinental offers the most flights of any Houston-area airport – including nonstop service to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America on Frontier’s interline partners. For more information, visit the airport’s website at

Frontier customers who have purchased tickets to fly to/from Houston Hobby July 11 and beyond are being automatically rebooked on flights to/from Bush Intercontinental. Frontier will notify passengers who booked at of the change to their itineraries via email. If the reservation was booked elsewhere, Frontier will notify the customer’s travel agent of the change.

Following are schedules for the service that Frontier will operate after the move:

Denver-Houston (beginning July 11, 2012)

DEN-IAH 8:15 a.m. 11:33 a.m. Daily except Sat E190
DEN-IAH 3:00 p.m. 6:19 p.m. Daily E190
IAH-DEN 12:04 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Daily except Sat E190
IAH-DEN 6:55 p.m. 8:18 p.m. Daily E190

Flights to/from Bush Intercontinental will operate on 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, featuring onboard Wi-Fi availability and two-by-two leather seats. Five rows of STRETCH seating, offering an additional 5 to 7 inches of legroom, and the airline’s new SELECT seating product will be available on every flight.

“Frontier Airlines has experienced strong growth of more than 6% in the Houston market since 2008,” said Ian Wadsworth, Houston Airports chief commercial officer. “We welcome Frontier back to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and hope the growth will continue on nonstop service to Denver.”

For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit

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

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, the Dominican Republic 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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