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Frontier Express Expansion?  
User currently offline87GROUNDED From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Any ideas where we can see them expand in the next 12-18 months? EUG? MFR? MRY? BIL? EGE?

I'm primarily interested in any West Coast routes.


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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25455 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1935 times:
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Quoting 87GROUNDED (Thread starter):
Any ideas where we can see them expand in the next 12-18 months? EUG? MFR? MRY? BIL? EGE?

No one knows for sure, but there are some educated guesses here:

Frontier Aims To Unveil Lynx's Markets Next Month (by Laxintl Apr 13 2007 in Civil Aviation)

Lynx Aviation (Frontier Express) does not yet have it's AOC, so I doubt anything will be announced until that is approved.

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

How about Bakersfield (BFL)?

With COExpress gone for the summer  Wink there's definitely gate space.



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User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

they already fly to billings, (F9 itself does in the summer)
maybe bzn or cid


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 3):
they already fly to billings, (F9 itself does in the summer)

No, F9 does not operate any flights into Billings with its own aircraft ever. It's all operated by JetExpress (Horizon), and Billings is the only JetExpress that hasn't yet gotten a date for a switchover to Republic, which leads many to believe that BIL will be switched over to LYNX



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User currently offlineTripleboom From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 278 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 4):
Billings is the only JetExpress that hasn't yet gotten a date for a switchover to Republic, which leads many to believe that BIL will be switched over to LYNX

It would make sense. At just under 500 miles DEN to BIL it's exactly the distance market that Lynx is being created for. Then again so is my OMA, but clearly OMA is capable of supporting jet service. May 4th we jump from a 412 seat capacity to a 536 seat capacity for the summer, even adding a sixth flight in July and August!


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Quoting Tripleboom (Reply 5):
It would make sense. At just under 500 miles DEN to BIL it's exactly the distance market that Lynx is being created for. Then again so is my OMA, but clearly OMA is capable of supporting jet service. May 4th we jump from a 412 seat capacity to a 536 seat capacity for the summer, even adding a sixth flight in July and August!

I agree that it truly makes perfect sense. However, it's not a matter of that BIL can't support jet service. BIL has and does support 3 daily 737's and 2 daily CRJs on UAL, as well as now 3 CR7s on F9 JetExpress. However, with the transition to LYNX, I would imagine we won't be losing seats at all as the DH4 and CR7 are the same size aircraft. In the past, F9's winter service to BIL has been very odd, with the only flight to BIL leaving DEN at 0945. That has limited the number of cities one can connect from down to as little as 7 options. That is hardly enough to fill a plane. However, in the summer and fall, with the expanded schedule, F9 has flourished in BIL.



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User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 4):
No, F9 does not operate any flights into Billings with its own aircraft ever. It's all operated by JetExpress (Horizon), and Billings is the only JetExpress that hasn't yet gotten a date for a switchover to Republic, which leads many to believe that BIL will be switched over to LYNX

f9 had sat airbus service last summer. I took it twice.


User currently offlineTripleboom From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 278 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 6):
However, with the transition to LYNX, I would imagine we won't be losing seats at all as the DH4 and CR7 are the same size aircraft.

If I recall correctly the DH4 will actually add 4 seats per a/c. During the summer the configuration will be for 74 and during the winter skiing months some of the a/c will have, IIRC, two rows of seats on the right side of the a/c removed to allow for a ski/snowboard rack to be installed for a 70 seat configuration.


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting Tripleboom (Reply 8):
If I recall correctly the DH4 will actually add 4 seats per a/c. During the summer the configuration will be for 74 and during the winter skiing months some of the a/c will have, IIRC, two rows of seats on the right side of the a/c removed to allow for a ski/snowboard rack to be installed for a 70 seat configuration.

I believe that is correct. I know the DH4 standard configuration is for 70 and 74. I've heard the ski rack rumor as well. That'll be a nice touch.



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