Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6379 times:
Once again, after all the theories of what this could have been, I don't think anyone on this board got it right. It's a pretty interesting announcement. It looks like they've picked some good markets to go after from LAX. The West Coast is becoming a pretty good battleground once again.
PVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3440 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6369 times:
wow, that is exciting and a little unexpected at the same time, although (of course) I'm dissapointed that there is no PVD-DEN flight, I think it is a good strategic move on thier part. It's a good airline, and it's good to seem them grow.
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6307 times:
Ah, the economy is turning around and it's getting fun to be an airline fanatic again!!! So I am guessing these new routes are where the 318's are going?
I'm even more excited about that little announcement near the end, direct DEN-ELP flights, no more of that BS of stopping in ABQ. Now they just need to match United at little better out of the Sun City and I will be happy to use them.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6298 times:
I don't get it. Why is everyone flooding LAX-which is already saturated, while an equally large potential customer base resides about 50 miles east-meaning that ONT is sitting wide open, and eager to build a new terminal?
I mean think about it. At LAX, you already have WN pushing out about 200 flights a day. Plus Song, Frontier is already there, along with AirTran. Spirit is also in there somewhere. And JetBlue is thriving like the clap in a Filipino whorehouse 20 miles south at LGB. Meanwhile, WN is enjoying a near monopoly out at ONT while the whole region is growing like a cancer, and there is lots and lots and lots of room for growth.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6268 times:
Frontier also added to its list IAD.
From their webpage:
Frontier to Also Add Non-Stop Service From Denver To El Paso, as Well as Focus City in Los Angeles
DENVER (Dec. 18, 2003) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced plans to begin service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Anchorage International Airport (ANC), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and El Paso International Airport (ELP) with two daily non-stops to Washington D.C. and El Paso, and one daily non-stop to Anchorage. Seasonal service to Anchorage will begin May 9, 2004 and service to Washington-Dulles will begin April 11, 2004. Frontier currently serves El Paso via Albuquerque, and the new non-stop service will replace the existing service beginning February 8, 2004. Including Washington Dulles and Anchorage, Frontier will serve 43 cities from its Denver hub, with Washington Reagan International (DCA), as well as Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) as additional options for traveling to Washington D.C.
In addition to Frontier's new service from its Denver hub, the airline also announced separately today that it will add service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP), beginning Apr. 11, 2004. The airline will operate two daily non-stop flights between LAX and each of the three airports.
"Both Washington-Dulles and Anchorage will have great connecting opportunities out of our Denver hub to the West and the East respectively and we are excited to bring these key markets to Denver," said Senior Vice President of Marketing Sean Menke. "With Washington-Dulles we have added another option to a destination that is critical for business travelers and popular with leisure travelers. Frontier is also excited to provide travelers a new connection to Anchorage, Alaska, a popular, yet underserved destination."
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12211 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6135 times:
Well does anyone think some of the LAX flights might be because of the recent AA and AS code share agreement? And of course could some of this be directed at United and Ted? And of course let me throw out if Sir Richard is actually going to get a US LCC off the ground, could he be now looking at using Frontier to connect his pax in LAX instead of the hassle of starting a US LCC?
CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4131 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5859 times:
now that its finally announced, how come no one believed me when I put this in a post three months ago? It may have seemed far fetched at the time, but here it is. I am surprised at LAX-MSP/MCI though. More work for us I guess here in MSP!!!
okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.