Articles Tagged ‘Denver’

To new lands: the development of Frontier Airlines

To new lands: the development of Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines has had a turbulent past, including bankruptcy protection. But since 2015, it has actively pursued its ULCC model which has resulted in it nearly doubling in size to 27 million seats. anna.aero explores this airline and its approach to route development, which is now highly focused on leisure markets away from Denver.

Frontier CEO says "size will double" to ACI-NA’s JumpStart air service convention, Denver

Frontier CEO says “size will double” to ACI-NA’s JumpStart air service convention, Denver

Last week anna.aero continued its 2016 World Tour of leading air service development conferences by descending on Denver for the Airports Council International-North America’s (ACI-NA) JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference – an event focused on route development solely within the North American continent.

Frontier Airlines has downsized in Denver but grown in Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia; new A321s joining fleet

Frontier Airlines has downsized in Denver but grown in Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia; new A321s joining fleet

Frontier Airlines has seen a dramatic shift in its network strategy under its new owners Indigo Partners. We reveal which airports have gained the most as a result of the de-Denverisation of the evolving ULCC.


Colorado's Denver International Airport has record 2014 as Frontier, Southwest and United all add routes

Colorado’s Denver International Airport has record 2014 as Frontier, Southwest and United all add routes

Colorado is the size of South Korea and its main airport at Denver handled over 53 million passengers in 2014. We look at its evolution since 1996, the top 12 routes and what to expect in 2015. Plus, we rank the state’s other scheduled airports by 2014 seat capacity.

Colorado gets new non-stop link to Iceland while United plans Tokyo flights with 787s from Denver starting in 2013

Colorado gets new non-stop link to Iceland while United plans Tokyo flights with 787s from Denver starting in 2013

Colorado’s Denver airport set a traffic record in 2011 but dropped a place in the world rankings, who to? Which are Denver’s best served and busiest routes and how do fares compare on Frontier and Southwest where they compete? Which new routes have started in the last 18 months and what other airports are there […]

30-seconds with: Robert Westgate, Senior Director, Planning & Scheduling, Frontier Airlines

30-seconds with: Robert Westgate, Senior Director, Planning & Scheduling, Frontier Airlines

What does the future hold for animal-loving Frontier Airlines now that its owner wants to sell it? How is the airline’s fleet evolving and why is it still operating a single ERJ145? What new routes is the airline starting this summer, with what aircraft? And which is the newest spokesanimal for the airline?


30-seconds with: Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO, Icelandair

30-seconds with: Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO, Icelandair

Read what Icelandair’s CEO has to say about the new Denver route, what it has in common with just two other of the airline’s routes, and how much the airline is growing this summer. We also asked about the future for the airline’s all 757 fleet.

anna.aero attends both launch ceremonies for Icelandair’s new service to Denver

anna.aero attends both launch ceremonies for Icelandair’s new service to Denver

It’s taken almost five years but anna.aero’s Editor finally tasted a route launch cake in Denver last week. And very nice it was too! Read a ‘live’ report (and see the pictures) of the route launch celebrations at both ends of Icelandair’s new service between Reykjavik/Keflavik and Denver in Colorado.

Icelandair adds Denver (in May 2012) to expanding US network; US - Iceland market grew by 13% last year

Icelandair adds Denver (in May 2012) to expanding US network; US – Iceland market grew by 13% last year

Icelandair joins which two other European carriers in offering transatlantic flights to Denver? Which North American destinations does it already serve? How has traffic between the US and Iceland developed in the last decade? What proportion of Keflavik airport’s traffic does it represent?


Frontier now #8 US domestic airline with 2% of market; over 100 routes including over 60 from main Denver base

Frontier now #8 US domestic airline with 2% of market; over 100 routes including over 60 from main Denver base

The ‘new’ Frontier (which includes the ‘old’ Midwest) operates around 100 aircraft on over 100 routes from three main bases. But beyond its three bases which are its favourite destinations? How many destinations has it started in the last 18 months? And what role do Flip, Jack, Larry and Grizwald perform for the airline?

Which airports are benefiting most from Southwest’s 4% growth in 2011? Chicago Midway now bigger than Las Vegas

Which airports are benefiting most from Southwest’s 4% growth in 2011? Chicago Midway now bigger than Las Vegas

What happened to Southwest’s network in 2010? Which are the airline’s leading airports and how many does it now serve? Which airports have seen the greatest increase in flights during the last 12 months, and which have seen the biggest cutbacks?

United's 120 destinations from Denver; six newest routes all operated by SkyWest; London only European service

United’s 120 destinations from Denver; six newest routes all operated by SkyWest; London only European service

Unlike several other major US hubs, United’s at Denver has seen network expansion although overall capacity has been reduced. How much competition does the carrier face on its busiest routes from Frontier and Southwest?