A Frontier Airline flight with its destinctive tails that feature wildlife parks at a gate in April 2008 at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Frontier Airlines to start service at CVG next week

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HEBRON, Ky. - Frontier Airlines is moving its service from Dayton to Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in hopes of tapping into the larger population base in the Tri-State.

The airline, which was founded in 1994, was welcomed to the region Tuesday night by local business leaders.

Frontier will begin service out of CVG next Friday with a daily non-stop flight to Denver. That one flight is expected to generate $16 million for the local economy.

"We saw the opportunity here, we saw that a lot of our customers flying out of Dayton were coming from Cincinnati, and providing more options in Cincinnati was a welcome opportunity for us," said Scott Gould, vice president of flight operations.

Frontier says it will consider adding more flights depending on demand.

"We've been working hard to diversify our carrier base. We love our existing carriers, we know we need to broaden our base however and this is the first of many to come I think," said CVG CEO Candace McGraw.

Mcgraw did not speak with 9 On Your Side about what other airlines could be coming to CVG in the future.

There has been discussion about Frontier starting to charge for carry-on bags.

The airline says carry-on bags are free if flights are booked through the Frontier website. However, if booked through a third party website, carry-on bags will cost between $25 and $100. Checked bags are also $25.

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