Frontier Airlines to pull out of Grand Junction airport in September
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Frontier Airlines announced in a press release Friday that it will be ending all service to Grand Junction Regional Airport on September 14.
Frontier Airlines began service from Grand Junction direct to Denver in May 2008.
After a slow start, the airline has seen a gradual increase in load factors; however, the slight increase has not been good enough to justify continued service.
On April 11, 2008, Frontier and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. On June 22, 2009 Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. announced it has entered into an investment agreement with Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., which is part of Frontier’s reorganization plans under Chapter 11. For additional information on Frontier’s reorganization, please visit: http://frontierairlines.com/restructure/.
On June 23, 2009, Frontier announced plans to end service to Grand Junction.
“When Frontier introduced service to Grand Junction in May 2008, they almost doubled the seat capacity overnight. In April 2008, Grand Junction added new air service to Dallas/Fort Worth on American Eagle. Grand Junction also had and still has multiple daily flights to and from Denver on United Express,” stated Rex Tippetts, Director of Aviation. “Grand Junction is not losing service direct to a hub. United Express will continue to service the Denver market.
What is important now, is that we strive to maintain the service we still have, and look for new opportunities for air service to Grand Junction.”
Frontier will continue to service GJT until September 14. If you have purchased a ticket on Frontier Airlines out of Grand Junction, with a departure date later than September 14, 2009, contact Frontier Airlines: 1-800-432-1359 or online at http://www.frontierairlines.com.
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