Frontier Airlines Grows
That is in the vast region of the U.S. West. Today they announced that beginning this April and May their Bombardier Q400s and Embraers will service new cities (from their Denver hub,) to small towns in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.
Skiers, mountain bikers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts around the country should give mad (turbo) props to Frontier. These flights will bring (relatively) lower fares and make these towns more accessible. Durango, CO and Jackson, WY are two of my favorite towns, however each is an eight hour drive from Denver making weekend road trips difficult. I can’t help but wonder if they scanned through an “Outdoor Life” magazine and selected the latest “Top Ten Best Adventure Cities in the West” article. Either way it’s great news.
Included in the new cities are:
Colorado Springs - Brings southern Colorado access to their Denver hub through this excellent small airport, and brings tourists to the Spring’s many family tourist spots.
Aspen and Grand Junction – More competition in the Aspen market, and Grand Junction serves as a gateway to western Colorado and Moab, Utah.
Durango – Located in the four corners area its one of my favorite Colorado towns, but a long drive from any major metropolitan area. Home of Mesa Verde National Park and Durango Mountain Resort (formerly Purgatory.)
Jackson, Wyoming – easy access to the Tetons and Yellowstone Parks. Just don’t park in Dick Cheney’s spot.
Full article from the Denver Business Journal.