Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25420 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1482 times:
Frontier originally requested 4 slots at DCA, but were awarded two (one landing, one take off). Since then they have been after those additional two slots. Twice a day service makes better financial sense (overheads) than once a day.
Will they get them? Probably - eventually. They have proved they run a viable service, and there are a couple of "beyond perimeter" slots that could become vacant.
But right now, I don't think any new slots are being authorized - the concentration is on getting DCA back to "normal".
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5154 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
possible, they could argue that one-flight a day doesn't appeal to business traveller's needs. DCA is still not up to full capacity (and maybe never will be), perhaps operations will be limited to hub cities with med-sized jets.