Frontier Airlines lunges into Lafayette

Frontier Airlines Lafayette

Frontier Airlines launched operations to Lafayette in Louisiana on 24 October, with the ULCC now connecting the airport with Denver and Orlando. Among the celebrations was a ribbon cutting ceremony. Neither route is expected to face direct competition, with these routes meaning five destinations are served direct from Lafayette.

  • Frontier Airlines commenced operations to Lafayette (LFT) in Louisiana on 24 October, the day which saw the ULCC commence twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) services from Denver (DEN) and Orlando (MCO). A look at OAG schedules shows that both routes will be flown on an Orlando-based aircraft, with it operating an Orlando – Lafayette – Denver – Lafayette – Orlando routing, with the sectors being flown on the airline’s A320s. Neither route is expected to face direct competition. With these launches, it brings to five the number of non-stop destinations which are offered from Lafayette, with the airport’s other carriers being American Airlines which connects to Dallas/Fort Worth, Delta Air Lines to Atlanta, and United Airlines to Houston Intercontinental. Frontier Airlines arrives at Lafayette during a successful year so far, with the airport having processed 327,944 passengers during the first nine months of 2018, up 8.6% versus the same period of 2017. 

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