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Frontier Express Expansion?

Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:58 pm

Any ideas where we can see them expand in the next 12-18 months? EUG? MFR? MRY? BIL? EGE?

I'm primarily interested in any West Coast routes.
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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:41 pm

Quoting 87GROUNDED (Thread starter):
Any ideas where we can see them expand in the next 12-18 months? EUG? MFR? MRY? BIL? EGE?

No one knows for sure, but there are some educated guesses here:
Frontier Aims To Unveil Lynx's Markets Next Month (by Laxintl Apr 13 2007 in Civil Aviation)

Lynx Aviation (Frontier Express) does not yet have it's AOC, so I doubt anything will be announced until that is approved.

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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:44 am

How about Bakersfield (BFL)?

With COExpress gone for the summer  Wink there's definitely gate space.
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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:11 am

they already fly to billings, (F9 itself does in the summer)
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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:00 am

Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 3):
they already fly to billings, (F9 itself does in the summer)

No, F9 does not operate any flights into Billings with its own aircraft ever. It's all operated by JetExpress (Horizon), and Billings is the only JetExpress that hasn't yet gotten a date for a switchover to Republic, which leads many to believe that BIL will be switched over to LYNX
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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:14 am

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 4):
Billings is the only JetExpress that hasn't yet gotten a date for a switchover to Republic, which leads many to believe that BIL will be switched over to LYNX

It would make sense. At just under 500 miles DEN to BIL it's exactly the distance market that Lynx is being created for. Then again so is my OMA, but clearly OMA is capable of supporting jet service. May 4th we jump from a 412 seat capacity to a 536 seat capacity for the summer, even adding a sixth flight in July and August!
 
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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:21 am

Quoting Tripleboom (Reply 5):
It would make sense. At just under 500 miles DEN to BIL it's exactly the distance market that Lynx is being created for. Then again so is my OMA, but clearly OMA is capable of supporting jet service. May 4th we jump from a 412 seat capacity to a 536 seat capacity for the summer, even adding a sixth flight in July and August!

I agree that it truly makes perfect sense. However, it's not a matter of that BIL can't support jet service. BIL has and does support 3 daily 737's and 2 daily CRJs on UAL, as well as now 3 CR7s on F9 JetExpress. However, with the transition to LYNX, I would imagine we won't be losing seats at all as the DH4 and CR7 are the same size aircraft. In the past, F9's winter service to BIL has been very odd, with the only flight to BIL leaving DEN at 0945. That has limited the number of cities one can connect from down to as little as 7 options. That is hardly enough to fill a plane. However, in the summer and fall, with the expanded schedule, F9 has flourished in BIL.
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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:36 am

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 4):
No, F9 does not operate any flights into Billings with its own aircraft ever. It's all operated by JetExpress (Horizon), and Billings is the only JetExpress that hasn't yet gotten a date for a switchover to Republic, which leads many to believe that BIL will be switched over to LYNX

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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:42 am

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 6):
However, with the transition to LYNX, I would imagine we won't be losing seats at all as the DH4 and CR7 are the same size aircraft.

If I recall correctly the DH4 will actually add 4 seats per a/c. During the summer the configuration will be for 74 and during the winter skiing months some of the a/c will have, IIRC, two rows of seats on the right side of the a/c removed to allow for a ski/snowboard rack to be installed for a 70 seat configuration.
 
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RE: Frontier Express Expansion?

Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:50 am

Quoting Tripleboom (Reply 8):
If I recall correctly the DH4 will actually add 4 seats per a/c. During the summer the configuration will be for 74 and during the winter skiing months some of the a/c will have, IIRC, two rows of seats on the right side of the a/c removed to allow for a ski/snowboard rack to be installed for a 70 seat configuration.

I believe that is correct. I know the DH4 standard configuration is for 70 and 74. I've heard the ski rack rumor as well. That'll be a nice touch.
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