Posted on: 09 February 2012 by Ross McSweeny
Frontier Airlines is launching new year-round service from its Denver (DEN) hub to Bloomington/Normal, IL and Cedar Rapids, IA, along with seasonal service to Bellingham, WA, Great Falls, MT, and Harrisburg, PA – taking the number of nonstop Frontier routes from Denver to a record 67.
“Adding low-fare service to these five new destinations from Denver is another sign of our ongoing commitment to our hometown,” commented David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “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.”
Service to/from Bloomington/Normal, Cedar Rapids and Great Falls will be provided on 99-seat Embraer 190s, while service to/from Bellingham and Harrisburg will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319s.
The five-city addition to Frontier’s route map is part of a larger effort to provide travellers in Denver and Colorado with more access to the carrier’s service. In addition to new routes from Denver, Frontier is announcing several other changes aimed at improving the airline’s profitability.
Four new routes will be added out of Colorado Springs including nonstop service to/from Los Angeles; Phoenix; Portland (Oregon); and Seattle/Tacoma, beginning in May.
There will be increases to existing nonstop services between Denver and 16 markets beginning in April and May, with the start date varying by market. This includes flights to/from Billings, MT; Bozeman, MT; Branson, MO; Chicago Midway, IL; Dallas/Ft Worth, TX; Detroit, MI; Durango, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Nashville, TN; New York La Guardia, NY, with a fourth roundtrip daily beginning 16 April bringing new east- and west-bound flight times and service patterns; Newport News/Williamsburg, VA; Portland, OR, with a fifth roundtrip six days each week beginning 16 April; Sacramento, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Seattle/Tacoma, WA, with a fifth roundtrip six days each week beginning 16 April and a sixth roundtrip four to five days each week beginning 17 May; and Spokane, WA, with a third roundtrip daily beginning 14 May.
There will also be a resumption of summer seasonal service between Denver and Anchorage, AK; Fairbanks, AK; and Jackson Hole, WY, in May.