Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3318 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
More than likely, we will see Mesa (Frontier JetExpress) add service to secondary markets through its Denver hub to such cities as Tucson, Boise, Spokane, Wichita, Des Moines, Colorado Springs and Oklahoma City. They probably feed Frontier with the same proportion of flights as they (America West Express) does for America West.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
Hope they fly to Wichita. I think there's a good chance. The city's been talking with AirTran, Frontier, and ATA(Doubt that will happen) to start flying here. Local businesses are pledging money to low fare carriers if they come here.
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5280AGL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
I think DSM would be a perfect market fit for the RJ's...This is a city that has been screwed over for years by UAL as far as Denver service, high priced, predatory, and increasingly less capacity as time goes on. Therefore, the market loses quite a percentage of passengers going to larger better-served cities cities like Omaha and Kansas City.
ICT? I don't know, I would think that the service would be more sucessful in places like Tulsa, Des Moines and Oklahoma City.
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3909 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1409 times:
Here's another market that I think would be good for Frontier JetExpress. DAL-DEN.
Now I know you're probably thinking "why would Frontier JetExpress want to serve DAL when Frontier already serves DFW?" Well, for the same reason Continental Express serves DAL and Continental serves DFW. It gives people who live closer to Love Field a choice.
All Frontier JetExpress would have to do would be run 3-4 roundtrips per day to their hub in Denver. From DEN, Love Field passengers could make connections to other points throughout the west. The limitations of the Wright Amendment would not apply in this case, because the first leg of the trip would be on an aircraft with 56 seats or less, so the passenger wouldn't have to buy 2 separate tickets and claim and recheck their luggage in DEN.
This, I think, is why Continental Express' service out of DAL has been so successful. Lots of folks take Continental Express to either IAH or CLE, then connect to other Continental Express/Continental mainline jets to other destinations all on one ticket and without having to claim and recheck luggage.
Not only is Love Field more convenient for a lot of wealthy people in Highland Park, but getting through security would probably take less time than at DFW. Obviously Frontier JetExpress wouldn't be operating out of the West Concourse which is used by Southwest. They most likely would operate out of the North Concourse, where Delta Connection has a handful of flights to ATL, the East Concourse where Continental Express has 12-15 departures a day to IAH and CLE, or Legend's old terminal that no one is using at the present time. Since there's not much traffic out of North Concourse or East Concourse and none out of Legend's terminal, security lines would not be an issue.
If Continental Express can make DAL-CLE work, then I don't see why Frontier JetExpress couldn't make DAL-DEN work.