It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it appears that Polly the Parrot may have used that exact tactic to win over the voting public. Frontier Airlines today announced that the wise-cracking parrot named Polly has been chosen as Frontier’s newest animal. Polly survived two rounds of public votes to take the coveted spot on a Frontier tail.
“It was a tight race all the way through but Polly came out ahead with 39 percent of the vote,” said Dan Krause, Frontier’s vice president of marketing and customer experience. “With nearly 65,000 unique votes cast throughout the campaign, it is clear the public feels strongly about which animal should join our current cast of characters and we look forward to integrating Polly into upcoming campaigns.”
The new animal search launched March 12, 2012, with 18 possible contenders. The public voted at FrontierAirlines.com and whittled the list down to three on April 9 – Chloe the chipmunk, Enrique the tree frog and Polly the Parrot. Voting on the final three ended Sunday, April 15. In the end, Polly came out the winner with 39 percent of the vote, Chloe followed close behind with 36 percent and Enrique received 25 percent of the votes.
To view the campaign results and audition footage, visit FrontierAirlines.com/animals.
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, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. 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 FrontierAirlines.com.