Posted: Nov 6, 2012 8:07 AM by Jeanelle Slade - Q2 News
Updated: Nov 6, 2012 8:13 AM
BILLINGS - Frontier Airlines said it will pull out of Billings Logan International Airport in 2013, citing poor winter performance out of the Magic City.
"We didn't see it coming," said Tom Binford, Billings Director of Aviation and Transit.
Binford says there's been a 7% increase in boardings, but Billings always sees a slowdown in the winter. Frontier employs one person in the Billings market, but contracts other employees from another airline.
Binford says Frontier is trying to separate itself from its owner, Republic Airways Holdings Inc., and is shrinking its fleet.
Binford says this is the 3rd or 4th time Frontier has pulled out of the Billings market. United Airlines will still fly from Billings to Denver. He also says it may be time to conduct another assessment of our market and possibly look at bringing in another airline if there are not enough seats for Billings passengers.