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Frontier Airlines to drop service to Colorado Springs

Frontier leaving Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Frontier Airlines announced on Friday it was dropping all service to the Colorado Springs Airport.

"Bookings deteriorated for the Frontier service out of Colorado Springs, and we made the economic decision to terminate the service," Kate O'Malley,
Program Manager of Corporate Communications said in an email. "Residents in the Colorado Springs area can still enjoy low fares on Frontier from Denver."

The Colorado Springs Airport announced Friday it was notified that Frontier Airlines will discontinue its service in Colorado Springs sometime in the second quarter of 2013.

According to a news release sent out by the Colorado Springs Airport, it was notified in mid-January that Frontier was reducing the amount of service it will offer at the Colorado Springs Airport during the first quarter of 2013.

With this latest announcement, the last two remaining Frontier routes will be out of the market during the second quarter of 2013, according to the airport news release.

The airport says Frontier advised the airport that demand for the Los Angeles and Phoenix service was relatively strong. However, Frontier cited the difficulty of marketing isolated non-stop routes in a city with no connecting service to its hub in Denver.

In response to the earlier announcement, Colorado Springs Airport management made adjustments to its budget to mitigate the financial impact of Frontier's decision. At this point, only minor adjustments need to be made to account for the removal of the remaining Frontier service, the airport said.

United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Allegiant Air continue to serve Colorado Springs to ten major airline hub cities- Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Through these hubs, travelers have one-stop access to over 1,500 destinations worldwide, according to the Colorado Springs Airport news release.

Airport staff will continue its efforts to attract new service to Colorado Springs through its on-going air service development program. Specific conversations regarding the replacement of Frontier service are currently under way with four airlines, the airport said.

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