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July 14, 2011
Planning to fly Frontier Airlines on Friday? You might want to check your flight status. The airline says a severe hailstorm over Denver International Airport, Frontier's hometown airport, Wednesday night left many planes damaged and numerous flights canceled. Additional cancellations are expected. "The timing of this damaging storm couldn't have been worse," said Cliff Van Leuven, vice president of customer service. "High summer travel loads and the fact that other carriers at DIA were hit make it difficult to place passengers with other airlines, so we are doing all we can to minimize the pain of our guests' travel.
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January 8, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frontier Airlines announced it will add flights from Trenton-Mercer Airport to five additional cities - Atlanta, Chicago-Midway airport, Detroit, Columbus, Ohio, and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. - starting in April. Frontier plans to begin fights from the Mercer County airport later this month to the Florida cities of Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, as well as New Orleans. The airline began flying to Orlando, Fla. in November. The Fort Myers and Tampa flights begin Jan. 31, the New Orleans flight on Feb. 1, and the Fort Lauderdale route will begin Feb. 2. The introductory fares range from $69 to $79 each way. Frontier announced Monday introductory fares as low as $29 each way to Columbus, Detroit and Raleigh-Durham, and $49 one-way introductory fares to Atlanta and Chicago-Midway, through Jan. 23 if booked through www.FlyFrontier.com/Trenton . Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and days of travel may be unavailable, the carrier said.
NEWS
August 29, 1986 | BY PETE DEXTER
I don't think you can look at what happened over the past week at Frontier Airlines and feel too good about flying anymore. It is possible, of course, that you didn't feel too good about flying even before last week, but the events and pronouncements leading to and following the cancellation of all the company's flights Sunday morning had to reinforce the apprehensions you had. I know this because flying is one of those activities that produces...
BUSINESS
August 12, 2009 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Southwest Airlines Co., Philly's No. 2 carrier, wants to buy bankrupt Frontier Airlines Inc. for $170 million - and then phase out its rival. If Southwest is successful, it would have little impact on passengers at Philadelphia International Airport. Frontier has one flight a day to Denver from Terminal A-East here. Frontier operates two-thirds of its flights west of the Mississippi River and transports fewer than 1 percent of Philadelphia passengers. Acquiring Frontier is a big deal to Dallas-based Southwest, which transports 12 percent of passengers here.
NEWS
October 3, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
USA3000, Philadelphia's hometown airline and a sister company to Apple Vacations Inc., will stop flying its own aircraft from Philadelphia to Cancun and Punta Cana the middle of this month. Instead, Frontier Airlines will pick up the USA3000 flights to those destinations, operating a charter service for Newtown Square-based Apple Vacations. "The service still remains the same, just the paint job changes," said Timothy Mullen, president of Apple Vacations. USA3000 continues to fly from other locations.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Low-fare Frontier Airlines will make Trenton-Mercer Airport its commercial base on the East Coast and last week ended its one route - with about one daily flight - out of Philadelphia International Airport to Denver. "Why Trenton? It's a densely populated area - 21/2 million people live closer in drive time to Trenton than any other airport with commercial airline service," said Daniel Shurz, a senior vice president of Frontier. Since November, the Denver-based carrier has announced 10 nonstop destinations from the small Mercer County airport, beginning with two Orlando, Fla., departures and arrivals a week.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Trenton-Mercer Airport, and it announced Wednesday three more nonstop destinations: Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Since Frontier's first commercial flight from Trenton to Orlando in November 2012, the Denver-based carrier has quickly expanded, and made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities on the East Coast. "It's been a really good fit," said Daniel Shurz, Frontier senior vice president, who announced the additional cities at a meeting Wednesday of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scrappy Southwest Airlines, which came to Philadelphia with a splash but which has retreated as rival US Airways proved a tough competitor, is ending its year-round nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Philadelphia. Southwest will curtail nonstop service in the off-season to West Palm Beach and Fort Myers, Fla., the airline confirmed. James Tyrrell, Philadelphia International Airport deputy director of property and business, said Thursday he got the news from Southwest the day before the latest schedule came out. "They called me to say they were discontinuing the Fort Lauderdale flight, and they weren't sure whether they would be bringing it back, as they do other Florida routes that are seasonal," Tyrrell said.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines' love affair with Trenton-Mercer Airport continues. The Denver-based carrier announced Wednesday it will add a 14th nonstop destination - to St. Augustine, Fla., beginning May 2 - from the small general aviation airport between New York and Philadelphia. Frontier began with one flight a week to Orlando from Trenton-Mercer, off Exit 2 on I-95, in November 2012. The airline rapidly expanded flights, and has made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities for operations on the East Coast.
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BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scrappy Southwest Airlines, which came to Philadelphia with a splash but which has retreated as rival US Airways proved a tough competitor, is ending its year-round nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Philadelphia. Southwest will curtail nonstop service in the off-season to West Palm Beach and Fort Myers, Fla., the airline confirmed. James Tyrrell, Philadelphia International Airport deputy director of property and business, said Thursday he got the news from Southwest the day before the latest schedule came out. "They called me to say they were discontinuing the Fort Lauderdale flight, and they weren't sure whether they would be bringing it back, as they do other Florida routes that are seasonal," Tyrrell said.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Trenton-Mercer Airport, and it announced Wednesday three more nonstop destinations: Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Since Frontier's first commercial flight from Trenton to Orlando in November 2012, the Denver-based carrier has quickly expanded, and made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities on the East Coast. "It's been a really good fit," said Daniel Shurz, Frontier senior vice president, who announced the additional cities at a meeting Wednesday of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines' love affair with Trenton-Mercer Airport continues. The Denver-based carrier announced Wednesday it will add a 14th nonstop destination - to St. Augustine, Fla., beginning May 2 - from the small general aviation airport between New York and Philadelphia. Frontier began with one flight a week to Orlando from Trenton-Mercer, off Exit 2 on I-95, in November 2012. The airline rapidly expanded flights, and has made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities for operations on the East Coast.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which is being sold to a Phoenix private-equity firm that wants to bring more low airfares to U.S. travelers, announced Wednesday that it would add nonstop flights from Trenton Mercer Airport to Cincinnati and Charlotte, N.C., in February. That brings to 11 the nonstop destinations that Frontier will fly from Trenton, joining Atlanta; Chicago-Midway; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla.; and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Frontier will fly to Charlotte four times a week and to Cincinnati three times a week, starting Feb. 12. Tickets booked by midnight Oct. 20 will be offered at introductory fares as low as $39 one way for travel from Feb. 12 through May 20, the airline said.
BUSINESS
September 1, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal judge in Washington said Friday the Justice Department lawsuit seeking to block the merger of US Airways Group and American Airlines would go to trial Nov. 25, a date the airlines wanted. The government had pushed for the trial to start March 1, saying more time was needed to prepare its case. The airlines said a lengthy delay could kill their merger. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly listened to both sides in court Friday and agreed that March was too far off. The airlines were poised to complete a merger, creating the world's largest airline, when the Justice Department Antitrust Division and six states, including Pennsylvania, sued Aug. 13 to block it. The regulators said that it would stifle competition and lead to higher fares and that the combination would dominate more than 1,000 routes nationwide.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines may soon be sold to a private-equity firm in Phoenix that wants to turn Denver's hometown airline into an ultra-low-fare carrier, comparable to Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air. Two area airports where Frontier flies - Trenton Mercer and New Castle near Wilmington - say they are confident that Frontier will continue to serve their markets with the level of flights they have now. Frontier has 35 departures a week to 10 destinations...
BUSINESS
May 2, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Air-traffic controller furloughs ended over the weekend. Snarled operations that caused delays for travelers, especially in the New York City area, are back to normal. But no one knows for sure what the legislation untangling the situation, passed by Congress and signed by the president, will mean for 149 small airport traffic-control towers slated for reduced hours or closure June 15 because of the federal spending cuts. Airfields affected by the closures - including Trenton-Mercer Airport, where Frontier Airlines now flies to 10 cities, and the Harrisburg, Latrobe, and Lancaster airports in Pennsylvania - are hopeful the transfer of up to $253 million from an airport-improvement program to prevent reduced operations and staffing through Sept.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airlines survived $147-a-barrel oil, a financial collapse on Wall Street, and a recession in 2008 by doing two things: slashing capacity - fewer flights, different-size aircrafts, recalibrated routes - and charging annoying fees for everything from baggage to "choice" seats. Nationwide, there are 8 percent fewer airplane seats with passengers in them than five years ago, according to airline analyst Daniel McKenzie, of Buckingham Research Group in New York. He recently analyzed which cities got hardest hit with seat cuts and which had the most growth.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2013 | By Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Airlines are struggling this year to get planes to the gate on time. The government said Thursday that 80.3 percent of flights by U.S. carriers arrived on time in January and February. That's down from a record 84.9 percent during last year's storm-free winter. Mother Nature hasn't been as cooperative. The percent of flights canceled in February doubled to 2.4 percent from the same month in 2012. Hawaiian Airlines had the best on-time rating in February, 91.8 percent.
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