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Latest News, Deals & Savings for Oct. 5

Frontier Airlines, through its Lynx Aviation subsidiary, will add flights to Bozeman, Durango and Oklahoma City, Southwest Airlines is offering customers a new series of reduced fares (but must be purchased by Oct. 15), and Alaska Airlines has launched a fare sale, with ticket prices as low as $89 for travel to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks, as well as savings on select routes.

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Frontier Adding Flights to Bozeman, Oklahoma City and Durango

Frontier Airlines said it will add one more daily frequency each from Denver, Colorado to Bozeman's Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) and Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Airport (OKC).

Frontier will serve these markets via Lynx Aviation. Lynx recently took delivery of its 11th Bombardier Q400 aircraft, allowing Lynx to expand its service.

"This clearly signals we are now in a growth mode," said Frontier Vice President of Strategy and Planning Daniel M. Shurz. "When you combine this with our increased service to Florida and Mexico that we announced last week, we continue to offer people more choices to more destinations with an emphasis on low fares and great customer service."

The new frequencies begin in Durango and Oklahoma City on Nov. 1, 2009, with Bozeman starting Nov. 5, but are on sale now at

In addition, Frontier will - for the first time - offer a fourth daily roundtrip flight during the winter season between Denver and Portland International Airport (PDX). This fourth frequency will return Nov. 19 on a daily basis due to increasing demand and is on sale now at frontierairlines.com.

Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 16th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals.

Southwest Airlines Launches Fare Sale

Southwest Airlines is offering customers a new series of reduced fares starting as low as $59 one-way to select destinations. Fares must be purchased by Oct. 15, 2009, and are available for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays from Oct. 13, 2009, through Feb. 11, 2010. Some additional restrictions apply.

To get these special fares online, visit
www.southwest.com. Examples of fares include (see Additional Fare Rules below):

  • $59 one-way between Phoenix and San Diego
  • $69 one-way between Chicago Midway and Columbus
  • $89 one-way between Boston Area and Chicago Midway
  • $109 one-way between St. Louis and Tampa Bay

"If you don't find the fare you're looking for right away, try using our Low Fare Calendar tool, Southwest Shortcut, to quickly find the lowest fare,"said Michael Van Houweling, Southwest's director of online marketing.

After 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation's leading low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines-offering a reliable product with exemplary customer service.

At Southwest Airlines, bags fly free. Customers can check their first two bags at no extra charge (size and weight limits apply). Southwest is the most productive airline in the sky and offers customers a comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom.

Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 67 cities (adding Milwaukee Nov. 1, 2009) in 34 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.

Alaska Airlines Offers ‘Permanent Fund Dividend' Sale

Alaska Airlines has launched a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale, with ticket prices as low as $89 for travel to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks, as well as savings on select routes between Alaska and the lower 48 states, Canada, Hawaii and Mexico.

"This sale stretches our customer's travel budget further and makes travel to the sunny beaches of Mexico and Hawaii even more affordable," said Bill MacKay, the airline's senior vice president for the state of Alaska. "With these specials, it pays to plan ahead and purchase travel now, for use throughout most of next year."

MacKay noted that the discounted fares will be available for purchase through Nov. 2, 2009, allowing residents receiving their PFD check by mail plenty of time to participate.

The fares are one-way, valid for travel through Aug. 25, 2010, and require a 10-day advance purchase, except for travel to Mexico and between Anchorage and Honolulu. Some additional rules apply.

Sample one-way fares:

City pair / One-way fare:
  • Anchorage-Juneau / $119
  • Anchorage-Seattle / $199
  • Anchorage-Honolulu / $209
  • Fairbanks-Los Angeles / $319

Fares are available for purchase today at www.alaskaair.com/pfd  or by calling (800) ALASKAAIR or TTY/TDD (800) 392-0228. Reservations may also be made through travel agents.

Alaska Airlines Vacations is offering $50 off per adult on any vacation package, including packages to Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Southern California, among other destinations.

Vacation Packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, optional ground transportation and tours. Each passenger who purchases a package on alaskaair.com receives 1,500 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Bonus Miles in addition to the miles flown.