Frontier Airlines has been named North America's Leading Low-Cost Airline of 2011 by World Travel Awards, an 18-year-old coveted travel awards program that acknowledges excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry.

Travelers can rely on Frontier Airlines for affordable fares all year long. We've worked tirelessly every day for more than 18 years to provide our customers with an affordable, enjoyable, comfortable and safe experience - representing our trademark better and different experience, said Peter Kowalchuk, director of Corporate Communications at Frontier Airlines. This award is a tribute to the more than 5,000 aviation professionals whose work made the honor possible.

More than 213,000 travel industry professionals from 160 countries participated in the World Travel Awards 2011 voting program.

In October this year, Frontier launched a newly renovated Web site showcasing their affordable fares and a new calendar shopping feature that makes it easier for travelers to find the cheapest days to fly. With user-friendly navigation, travelers are provided the opportunity to compare fares to select the most affordable flight, the company stated.

Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., operates from Denver International Airport, Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Currently in its 18th year, Frontier offers service to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

The airline was the World's Leading Low-Cost Airline and North America's Leading Low-Cost Airline at the World Travel Awards in 2010.