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.