Frontier Airlines launched flights between Denver and Huntsville on 5 October, with the latter airport celebrating the arrival of the US ULCC with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Seen taking charge of the scissors to conduct the cutting is Jonathan Freed, Director of Corporate Communications, Frontier Airlines. Along with Denver flights, the carrier will also add services to Huntsville from Orlando, with the first flight scheduled to take place on 21 October.
- Frontier Airlines added Huntsville (HSV) to its network on 5 October, the day it began services from Denver (DEN). The ULCC will initially operate the 1,682-kilometre route twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays), however from 21 October the route will convert to a three times weekly service, with the days of operation changing to a Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays programme. Along with this route, the carrier will add flights to Huntsville from Orlando on 21 October. Both routes will be flown by the airline’s fleet of A320s. Competition on the Denver route comes from United Airlines, which offers a twice-daily (except Saturdays which are single daily) service using 50-seat ERJ 145s. According to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Huntsville Airport handled 1.03 million passengers in 2017. During Q1 2018, the airport processed 241,284 passengers, down by 0.3% versus the same quarter of 2017. See how Huntsville Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.