|Quoting Baw716 (Reply 4):|
Frontier will take advantage of this schedule pull down and add more capacity to DEN and will fill in the blanks.
Some, perhaps, but not too much.
There is some spare capacity in the Frontier fleet because of their own slow season pull down, but several of the aircraft are rotating though mx, and then there will be the winter Florida/Mexico build up.
The next new aircraft doesn't arrive until early next year.
And as long as United hangs on to those A gates, Frontier will now be slightly constrained at DIA until the A extension is built. There are rumors that they'll just move some ops to C or start more point to point flying.
Mind you, DIA has just paid United $10 million for two of the gates, for Frontier, so at a value of $5 million per gate, United is missing out on about $30 million.
I am glad they feel they can afford it.