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Lynx Aviation gets a reprieve, will keep three Q400s to serve Aspen

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) and the Republic Airways Holdings parent is giving the Lynx Aviation (Denver) division another chance to survive. Frontier announced that Lynx will continue its Denver (DEN) to Aspen (ASE) service under the Frontier brand. Frontier will service the Aspen flights with Lynx’s Bombardier DHC-8-400 (Q400) turboprop aircraft. Service will include one departure per day from October 1 through November 17, two departures per day November 18 through December 15 and four daily departures from December 16 through April 2011. Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (Indianapolis).

Frontier had announced in late July that it would cease its Denver to Aspen service on September 30. However, the company has made the decision to retain three of its Bombardier Q400 aircraft in order to carry on service to Aspen and several other Colorado locations.

In addition to Aspen, Frontier will use the Q400s to serve other Colorado routes, including Durango and Colorado Springs.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N501LX (msn 4165) taxies from the gate at the DEN hub.

Frontier Airlines to end Aspen service on September 30 as Lynx Aviation is phased out

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) will end service to the mountain ski resort destination of Aspen on September 30, 2010. This is also the last day of operations for Lynx Aviation and the Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s). Frontier has elected to not use Republic Airlines’ (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170s or ERJ 190s into ASE.

Delta Air Lines will also not return to Aspen this coming winter season, leaving only United with the United Express service.

For a Denver Business Journal article on the subject:


Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N501LX (msn 4165) taxies from the gate at the DEN hub.

Lynx Aviation to be shut down on April 19 and the 11 DHC-8-402s returned

Republic Airways Holdings (Indianapolis) on February 4, 2010 announced it will transition the regional service operated by Lynx Aviation (Denver) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprop aircraft to Embraer 170 and 190 jet service operated by Republic Airlines (2nd)(Indianapolis). Republic will remove three Q400 turboprop aircraft from service effective April 6, 2010. Another three aircraft will be removed from service on April 19, 2010.

Service will continue to all current Lynx destinations with the exception of Fargo, ND and Tulsa, OK, where Lynx will cease operations on April 5, 2010.

These changes will result in the reduction in April of approximately 175 positions at Lynx, including flight crews, operations, customer service and support personnel. Most employees affected by this announcement will have the opportunity to continue with either Republic or Frontier in similar capacities. Employees who choose not to accept a position within the Company and who work through their release date will be provided severance.

Frontier Airlines (2nd) formed the subsidiary to feed passengers to and from nearby cities to the DEN hub. Lynx operations commenced on December 7, 2007.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N501LX (msn 4165), appropriately with the image of a Lynx on the tail, taxies away from the gate at the DEN hub.

Frontier reports a $17.8 m profit in July


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Frontier Airlines (2nd) and Lynx Aviation (Frontier Airline Holdings) (Denver) which reports monthly during its bankruptcy protection, reported a $17.8 million net profit in July.


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