DENVER, April 16, 2012 - Frontier Airlines announced today that, based on strong customer feedback, it will shift its Houston operations from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) back to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) effective July 11, 2012. Frontier will be the only domestic low-cost carrier at Bush Intercontinental, allowing it to bring low fares to Houston’s larger airport.
“We’re confident that Frontier customers will appreciate the convenience and increased flexibility when we move back to Houston’s primary airport,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “In particular, the great connection opportunities that Bush Intercontinental offers will provide our passengers with additional travel choices.”
Located 23 miles north of downtown Houston, Bush Intercontinental offers the most flights of any Houston-area airport – including nonstop service to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America on Frontier’s interline partners. For more information, visit the airport’s website at fly2houston.com/iah.
The move to HOU did not make much sense to begin with. Currently, Houston Bush has some of the highest airfares when compared to other airports. Looks like DEN-IAH will be operating twice daily with E190 aircraft except on Saturdays where the service has been reduced to only once daily.