I gotcha now, because I was thinking, wait, what? I do hope, and think, that Frontier will wow maybe a very dull commuter industry right now. I have said and always will say, I'd much rather fly a Dash-8-400 over a Crj-200 anyday, no matter if it is a 2hr flight. If Frontier can come in with a new fresh way to offer commuter service, I think they might be the right mix for success in the commuter market now, especially if they can offer the product that once made Frontier the little airline that could, and in Denver, fought the beast and has done well.
Frontier I think has found, and will find that Denver is located central enough that their commuter product will have enough draw that they wont be flying only into smaller communities, but larger cities too will find Frontier's commuters filling in holes where the Frontier Airbus aren't flown now simply because of the hub/spoke system and during the off times, the Dash 8 can fill in a void where it'll offer new frequencies secondary to mainline aircraft, like an early morning flight to OMA
to grab more business pax, and fill in holes to cities like SLC
that will offer greater frequencies. Guess we will wait and see, but, it's proven I think solely on the fact that cities like Monterey and Santa Maria, CA
are both trying to lure the F9
commuter product with incentives, so who knows.