Memphis Airport celebrated the arrival of Frontier Airlines’ first service from Denver on 7 March. Passengers were welcomed with celebratory Elvis sunglasses and a speech by (left to right): Scott Brockman, President, Memphis Airport Authority; and Andrea Blankenship, Director of Sales, Frontier Airlines.
- Frontier Airlines, which turned 20 last month, expanded its presence in the US domestic market with a new route from Denver, CO (DEN) to Memphis, TN (MEM) on 7 March. The 1,403-kilometre sector will be served four times weekly, utilising the carrier’s 138-seat A319s, but will see a frequency increase to daily from 14 June. Frontier’s new airport pair will face competition from United Airlines’ daily operations and Delta Air Lines’ six weekly flights. Commenting on the route launch, Scott Brockman, President, Memphis Airport Authority, said: “We are reinventing ourselves as an origination and departure airport, and Frontier offers a tremendous product.”