On 5 January, Southwest Florida Airport advertised on social media the launch of Frontier Airlines’ new services to Detroit and Indianapolis, routes which will both face direct competition. Both of Frontier Airlines’ two new services will operate daily, with the carrier using its fleet of A319s on the sectors.
- Frontier Airlines on 5 January commenced four airport pairs on its US domestic network, with all of the new sectors originating from airports in Florida. Orlando (MCO) will be connected by the carrier to Kansas City (MCI) and Milwaukee (MKE), while Southwest Florida (RSW) will see the airline link the airport to Detroit (DTW) and Indianapolis (IND). The average sector length of the routes is 1,678 kilometres, with all four of them facing direct competition and each operated daily according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.
||Kansas City (MCI)
||Southwest Airlines (15)
||Southwest Airlines (27)
|Southwest Florida (RSW)
||Delta Air Lines (31), Spirit Airlines (21)
||Southwest Airlines (21), Delta Air Lines (1)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 12 January 2016. WF = Weekly frequencies.