Frontier to double nonstop flights to Denver from Cincy starting July 5
Liz Engel, WCPO Contributor
7:36 AM, May 17, 2016
7:39 AM, May 17, 2016
HEBRON, Ky. – Frontier Airlines is doubling up service between the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Denver starting this summer.
The low-cost carrier will add an additional nonstop daily flight from CVG to the Mile High City starting July 5. Frontier has served its hub city – the inaugural market from CVG – since 2013.
CVG officials were notified of the change Monday morning. The additional Denver route will run through early September on an Airbus 320 aircraft.
"We've seen a strong response from customers in this market so we knew there was demand for an additional flight," Frontier spokesman Jim Faulkner told WCPO.com.
The announcement adds 180 daily seats to the Denver market, CVG spokesman Bobby Spann said. Airport officials continue to bank on the growth of Frontier – as well as Allegiant – in driving down overall ticket prices. Both have been credited with CVG's steady decline in the national airfare rankings.
As recently as 2014, the airport ranked as the most expensive for flying. In the most recent report, CVG sat at No. 22, its lowest position since the federal government started releasing such data in 1995.
"This will continue to help drive traffic and keep fares low through the summer months," Spann said.
Frontier launched service to four new markets this spring, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Philadelphia.
Allegiant, meanwhile, added new nonstop service between CVG and Baltimore/Washington, D.C., in April, and will launch new nonstop service to Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, on Friday.
"All the flights are sold out and doing extremely well," Spann said.
Faulkner said the new route will leave Denver at 9:15 a.m. and arrive at CVG at 1:55 p.m. The second leg leaves CVG at 2:40 p.m. and arrives in Denver at 3:34 p.m.
The current flight from CVG to Denver leaves daily at 5:50 p.m. and arrives in Denver at 6:51 p.m.