Frontier Airlines (2nd) today (May 3) launched new nonstop service between the carrier’s Denver hub and both Newport News/Williamsburg, VA (PHF) and Madison, WI (MSN). The carrier also launched nonstop service between Kansas City, MO (MCI) and Columbus, OH (CMH). The service is part of a significant period of growth for the Denver-based carrier, which is growing by 7 percent in seat miles this year, making it the fastest-growing major airline in the United States.
In the coming weeks, Frontier Airlines will launch service between Denver and Fairbanks, AK; Grand Rapids, MI.; Long Beach, CA.; New Orleans; and Santa Barbara, CA. The carrier will also launch service from Milwaukee to both Seattle/Tacoma and from Kansas City to New Orleans.
On April 13, Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. announced that Frontier Airlines would be the face of its branded operation, combining Frontier and Midwest Airlines into one carrier. Although all flights can now be purchased at FrontierAirlines.com, Frontier and Midwest will continue to integrate technology over the next six to nine months and during this time period customers are reminded to continue checking in with the operating airline for their flight.
Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. The Embraer ERJ 170s of Republic Airlines will now be painted back in the colors of Frontier Airlines. Wearing a swan image on the tail, ERJ 170-100SE N872RW (msn 17000143) taxies at San Francisco when it was originally operating for Frontier.