MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Frontier Airlines says it will begin offering four weekly nonstop flights between its Denver hub and Memphis starting in March.
The airline said in a Wednesday news release that the new service will begin March 7 and will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft.
The announcement is good news for Memphis International Airport, which has seen a significant reduction in flights in recent years, partly due to weakened demand and high fuel prices. Delta Airlines has slashed the number of flights in Memphis -- and dropped it from hub status -- since it merged with Northwest Airlines five years ago.
Greg Aretakis, Frontier's vice president of network and revenue management, says the flights will allow Memphis-area travelers to fly to Colorado or connect to popular destinations in the West.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.