FRON­TIER RE­STORES SPRINGS SER­VICE, ADDS DEN­VER ROUTES

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - By Ali­cia Wal­lace

Fron­tier Air­lines, which folded its Colorado Springs op­er­a­tions in 2013, is re­turn­ing ser­vice to the El Paso County city.

Den­ver-based Fron­tier will run a daily flight be­tween Colorado Springs Air­port and Las Ve­gas’ McCar­ran In­ter­na­tional Air­port start­ing April 14, the ul­tra-low-cost car­rier’s of­fi­cials said Tues­day.

“Den­ver-Las Ve­gas is our most pop­u­lar mar­ket; we think there’s a de­mand for Colorado Springs,” said air­line spokesman Jim Faulkner. “We’ll con­tinue to work with our part­ners in Colorado Springs to look at other pos­si­ble op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

When Fron­tier pulled out in 2013, cit­ing dwin­dling book­ings on its non­stop flights to Los An­ge­les, Phoenix, Den­ver, San Diego and Or­lando, Fla., it was a huge blow to the Colorado Springs air­port.

The air­line ac­counted for 20 to 35 per­cent of the an­nual traf­fic, said Dan Gal­lagher, di­rec­tor of avi­a­tion for the Colorado Springs Air­port.

In ad­di­tion to the re­turn to Colorado Springs, Fron­tier said it will be­gin daily non­stop ser­vice be­tween Den­ver and San An­to­nio on May 13, Den­ver and Colum­bus, Ohio, on May 31, and Den­ver and Pitts­burgh on June 16.

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