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Frontier Airlines is coming to St. Augustine, Florida

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) is coming to St. Augustine, Florida. This is the first airline service for St. Augustine (located between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville) since the demise of Skybus Airlines (2nd) (Columbus, Ohio) on April 5, 2008.

The airline has announced it will expand its service at Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN), in Ewing, New Jersey, with the addition of nonstop service to Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, Florida beginning on May 2 with initial service of three flights per week.

Frontier is the only airline providing scheduled service out of Trenton-Mercer Airport (near Philadelphia).

The addition of St. Augustine / Jacksonville area brings Frontier’s total nonstop destinations served from Trenton-Mercer Airport to 14:

  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago-Midway
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Detroit
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood
  • Fort Myers
  • Indianapolis
  • Nashville
  • Orlando
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Tampa
  • St. Augustine


All Frontier flights from Trenton/Princeton operate on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

In other news, Frontier ended service from both Madison, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska t0 Washington (Reagan National) on February 1.

Read about St. Augustine’s efforts to lure another airline to this airport without airline service from Jacksonville.com: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 N906FR (msn 1684) taxies at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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Frontier 2.2014 Route Map

JetAmerica (2nd) to launch on July 13

JetAmerica (2nd) (Toledo) is the latest idea of John Weikle, the founder of defunct Skybus Airlines (3rd) (Columbus, OH). The new paper airline was established on November 26, 2007. JetAmerica will be modeled after ultra low-cost carrier Ryanair that Skybus had also adopted but failed (Spirit Airlines also uses this model). This time Weikle will initially wet lease two 189-seat Boeing 737-800s from Miami Air International and will fly to some cities that will be EAS federally funded. Fares will be 50 to 70 percent lower than major airlines. Toledo (near Detroit and Cleveland) has been selected as the base. Initial routes will span out to South Bend, Lansing, Melbourne/Vero Beach, Newark and Minneapolis/St. Paul. In addition Cincinnati, Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh are being considered for future expansion. Colors will be red, white and blue.

Skybus Airlines settles employee lawsuit

 

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Skybus Airlines (Columbus, OH) has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former employees according to the Columbus Dispatch. The lawsuit alleges the airline failed to give the required 60 days notice of its shutdown. The ultra low-fare airline abruptly ceased operations on April 5, 2008 and has been in bankruptcy protection since April 7, 2008. The settlement is subject to approval of the bankruptcy court.