FRONTIER RESTORES SPRINGS SERVICE, ADDS DENVER ROUTES
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.