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Frontier Airlines expands, adds five new destinations…

Posted on 10 February 2012

 

Frontier Airlines jetliners sit at gates on the A concourse at Denver International Airport in Denver in 2008.
 

Frontier Airlines is adding service to five new destinations, the airline announced this morning.

 

The new cities, all of which will be served from Frontier’s Denver hub, are: Bellingham, Wash.,; Bloomington/Normal, Ill.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Great Falls, Mont.; and Harrisburg, Pa. The new service will begin in mid-May.

 

“With the launch of this new service, Frontier will be the only low-cost airline flying between Denver and both Cedar Rapids and Great Falls, as well as the only carrier to offer nonstop service from Denver to the remaining destinations,” David Siegel, Frontier’s CEO, says in a release.

 

However, only two of those routes – Bloomington/Normal and Cedar Rapids – will be year-round. Frontier says the other three are currently slated for seasonal service.

 

Another potential catch for the new routes: Only the Bellingham route is going to get daily service on Frontier. Frontier will fly to the other cities only three of four times a week.

 

Still, any scheduling concerns will likely be gladly overlooked by airport officials in Bloomington and Harrisburg. Both cities have been courting new low-cost airline service following route changes resulting from the Southwest/AirTran merger.

 

Both Bloomington/Normal and Harrisburg had been served by AirTran, but Southwest announced last month that it would not blend them into its network as it pushes ahead with its merger with AirTran.

 

Southwest says it will cut service via subsidiary AirTran to Bloomington/Normal service on June 3 and to Harrisburg on Aug.12. That will leave both airports without significant low-cost airline service.

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