$80 O/W introductory fares and double miles. Good deal.
Here is the official press release:
Frontier Airlines Becomes First Carrier to Provide Daily Non-Stop Service Between Denver and Louisville
Two Flights Per Day Will Connect Denver to the Home of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, and Louisville Passengers to the Western U.S., Mexico and Canada
DENVER, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) today announced it will launch daily non-stop service between its Denver International Airport (DEN
) hub and Louisville International Airport (SDF
) beginning April 1, 2007. The two daily non-stop flights between Denver and Louisville will utilize Frontier's regional jet service operated by Republic Airline. In a separate announcement made last week, Republic Airline was selected by Frontier Airlines to provide and operate 17, 76-seat Embraer 170 regional jets beginning in March, 2007.
As the first new destination to be announced under the new relationship with Republic Airlines, passengers on the Denver - Louisville route will enjoy the comfort and convenience of its new 76-seat Embraer ERJ 170. The new service will offer convenient connections to Frontier cities throughout the western U.S., five Mexican destinations including Cabo San Lucas (SJD), Guadalajara (GDL
), Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH), Mazatlan (MZT), and Puerto Vallarta (PVR
), as well as to Calgary and Vancouver.
"The airport is thrilled to welcome Frontier Airlines to Louisville," commented Airport Board Chairman J. D. Nichols. "When asked, our travelers clearly indicated a preference for non-stop service to Denver and top destinations on the West Coast. Frontier's new low cost service to the west provides our customers with easy and affordable access to dozens of cities in the west, Mexico and Canada."
"We've worked hard to recruit Frontier to be a part of Louisville's air-service mix, and are excited that they will be joining us at Louisville International Airport to greatly expand our citizens' options when flying to the West," Mayor Jerry Abramson said. "In addition to the overwhelming economic impact resulting from our massive airport expansion of two decades ago, we also have seen growth and enhancements in air service, like the addition of Frontier, another low-cost airline for Louisville International."
According to a 2006 survey conducted by the Greater Louisville Chamber of Commerce, 68.2 percent of Greater Louisville employers require travel to Denver and 88.2 percent require access to the West Coast. Frontier, recently named best U.S. low cost carrier by readers of Business Traveler magazine, offers convenient service to Denver and major western markets, allowing business travelers to plan flights that are conducive to their business schedules.
"This new route will be a great fit for passengers originating in either Denver or Greater Louisville," said John Happ, senior vice president of marketing and planning for Frontier. "There is strong demand for service from Louisville to Denver, and we know our hometown customers will enjoy direct access to Louisville's business community and cultural attractions, as well as 'the most exciting two minutes in sports' -- the Kentucky Derby."
To celebrate the new Louisville service, Frontier will offer special introductory fares as low as US$80 each way. All fares are one-way with round-trip purchase required, and must be purchased by 9:59 p.m. MST
, February 28, 2007 for travel through May 10, 2007. In addition, Frontier will offer double miles for travel between Denver and Louisville through May 15, 2007, for members of EarlyReturns, Frontier Airlines' frequent flyer program.