Frontier Airlines Names William F. McKinney Vice President - Flight Operations

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Frontier Airlines

    DENVER, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq:   FRNT) today
 named William F. McKinney as vice president, flight operations, effective
 April 23.  In his new position, McKinney, 61, will oversee the airline's
 flight operations, including pilot training, flight operation safety,
 operations standardization, dispatch and crew scheduling.  He will also
 oversee the airline's pilot base, which is headed by Frontier Chief Pilot Hank
 Appleby and includes approximately 320 pilots, and will report directly to
 Frontier President Sam Addoms.  McKinney replaces Frontier Founder and
 Executive Vice President, Operations Jim Wyche, who plans to retire later this
 year.
     "We are extremely pleased that Bill will join the Frontier team, bringing
 a vast amount of flight operations and aviation experience and knowledge with
 him," said Addoms.  "The next few years mark an important stage in Frontier's
 growth as we begin to transition to an all-Airbus fleet.  Bill's extensive
 industry experience and outstanding leadership qualities will help ensure this
 transition is successful.  In addition and on behalf of Frontier's
 2,400 employees, I offer my personal gratitude and appreciation to Jim Wyche,
 who played a key role in Frontier's start-up and held a variety of leadership
 positions during our critical formative years.  We owe a great deal of our
 success to Jim, and we wish him all the best as he retires from a 42-year
 airline career."
     McKinney, a 34-year commercial airline veteran, most recently served as
 vice president, operations for Kansas City-based Vanguard Airlines, overseeing
 approximately 400 employees in its flight operations, inflight services,
 training, systems operations control, dispatch and crew scheduling units.
 Prior to that, McKinney spent 29 years with Trans World Airlines and served in
 a variety of capacities, including general manager of flying/chief pilot;
 manager of pilots; director, flight safety and engineering; and flight manager
 for the airline's flight engineer position on the Boeing 727, Boeing 707 and
 Lockheed L-1011 fleet types.  McKinney has logged an excess of 12,000 flight
 hours and is type rated to fly the following aircraft:  McDonnell Douglas DC9;
 Boeing 727, 707, 767, 757 and 737; and Lockheed L-1011.  McKinney is a former
 United States Air Force pilot instructor, and holds a bachelor of science in
 industrial engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio.  He resides in
 Prairie Village, Kan., and plans to relocate to Denver.
 
     Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 22 cities coast to coast with a
 fleet of 25 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,400 aviation
 professionals.  The airline is the second largest jet service carrier of
 Denver International Airport with an average of 112 daily systemwide
 departures and arrivals.  Frontier Airlines recently introduced its own
 frequent flyer program, Early Returns, which offers one of the fastest return
 programs in the industry.  In 2000, Zagat's Airline Survey ranked Frontier
 Airlines as one of the top ten domestic air carriers based on comfort, service
 and food.  In 1999 and 2000, Frontier's maintenance and engineering department
 received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond
 Certificate of Excellence, with 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering
 employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs.
 Frontier provides capacity and other data and industry comparisons on its Web
 site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.
 
 

SOURCE Frontier Airlines
    DENVER, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq:   FRNT) today
 named William F. McKinney as vice president, flight operations, effective
 April 23.  In his new position, McKinney, 61, will oversee the airline's
 flight operations, including pilot training, flight operation safety,
 operations standardization, dispatch and crew scheduling.  He will also
 oversee the airline's pilot base, which is headed by Frontier Chief Pilot Hank
 Appleby and includes approximately 320 pilots, and will report directly to
 Frontier President Sam Addoms.  McKinney replaces Frontier Founder and
 Executive Vice President, Operations Jim Wyche, who plans to retire later this
 year.
     "We are extremely pleased that Bill will join the Frontier team, bringing
 a vast amount of flight operations and aviation experience and knowledge with
 him," said Addoms.  "The next few years mark an important stage in Frontier's
 growth as we begin to transition to an all-Airbus fleet.  Bill's extensive
 industry experience and outstanding leadership qualities will help ensure this
 transition is successful.  In addition and on behalf of Frontier's
 2,400 employees, I offer my personal gratitude and appreciation to Jim Wyche,
 who played a key role in Frontier's start-up and held a variety of leadership
 positions during our critical formative years.  We owe a great deal of our
 success to Jim, and we wish him all the best as he retires from a 42-year
 airline career."
     McKinney, a 34-year commercial airline veteran, most recently served as
 vice president, operations for Kansas City-based Vanguard Airlines, overseeing
 approximately 400 employees in its flight operations, inflight services,
 training, systems operations control, dispatch and crew scheduling units.
 Prior to that, McKinney spent 29 years with Trans World Airlines and served in
 a variety of capacities, including general manager of flying/chief pilot;
 manager of pilots; director, flight safety and engineering; and flight manager
 for the airline's flight engineer position on the Boeing 727, Boeing 707 and
 Lockheed L-1011 fleet types.  McKinney has logged an excess of 12,000 flight
 hours and is type rated to fly the following aircraft:  McDonnell Douglas DC9;
 Boeing 727, 707, 767, 757 and 737; and Lockheed L-1011.  McKinney is a former
 United States Air Force pilot instructor, and holds a bachelor of science in
 industrial engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio.  He resides in
 Prairie Village, Kan., and plans to relocate to Denver.
 
     Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 22 cities coast to coast with a
 fleet of 25 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,400 aviation
 professionals.  The airline is the second largest jet service carrier of
 Denver International Airport with an average of 112 daily systemwide
 departures and arrivals.  Frontier Airlines recently introduced its own
 frequent flyer program, Early Returns, which offers one of the fastest return
 programs in the industry.  In 2000, Zagat's Airline Survey ranked Frontier
 Airlines as one of the top ten domestic air carriers based on comfort, service
 and food.  In 1999 and 2000, Frontier's maintenance and engineering department
 received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond
 Certificate of Excellence, with 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering
 employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs.
 Frontier provides capacity and other data and industry comparisons on its Web
 site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.
 
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