Frontier Air announces service starting from Wilmington/New Castle, Del.

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    Apr 09, 2013 10:35 AM GMT
    In today's Phila. Inquirer on the day after Frontier ramps up service out of TTN (Trenton, NJ) by adding flights to Detroit, Chicago-Midway, Atlanta, Raleigh and Columbus, Ohio. Delaware Economic Development Office chief Alan Levin told WDEL radio that Frontier would start service out of Wilmington/New Castle (ILG) Airport on July 1, 2013 to Chicago-Midway, Houston, Denver & Orlando. These two airports represent the Denver-based carrier's attempt to establish East Coast beachheads to its route network.
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    Apr 09, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
    Its nice to see Frontier and Allegiant bringing this kind of service to smaller airports as the larger airlines continue to consolidate and cut underperforming routes to various less traveled markets. I'm betting it will be quite lucrative. There must be countless people not wanting to deal with JFK, Newark, or Philly that would jump on Trenton. Also, Allegiant just started flying from Boise where I lived for a while nonstop to Honolulu. Everyone's panties in that city must've gotten wet when that happened but no major airline would've ever put that route in.
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    Apr 11, 2013 12:06 PM GMT
    Yes to counter the mega-mergers!
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    Apr 13, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    Damn good prices too - $98 RT to Orlando (MCO)!
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    Apr 13, 2013 6:30 PM GMT

    I hope this new hybrid model works out for them. They have been getting clobbered in DEN and the MKE hublett experiment was a fail. Their financials are trending in the right direction and some investment groups are looking at keeping the brand alive. The Houston should do well, given the petro-chemical links and MDW from banking traffic.
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    Apr 14, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
    Yes - they are under Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET) - which also owns Republic Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and Shuttle America (those three being regional carriers under contract to the majors) so there is some heft behind Frontier.
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    May 14, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    Service starts July 1, 2013 - looking forward.
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    May 14, 2013 1:00 PM GMT
    What is interesting is that Shuttle America, when it was a USAir commuter carrier, has served Wilmington in the past.