Lynx Aviation, a regional subsidiary of Frontier Airlines, will now be serving the ski towns of Aspen and Durango, as well as Colorado Springs and Grand Junction. Other airports that will now be served, not in the Colorado Rockies, are Bozeman and Missoula, Mont., Fargo, N.D., and Jackson Hole, Wyo. Frontier will get skiers to the slopes after stops at its Denver hub.
Round-trip service from Denver to Aspen/Snowmass, Durango and Grand Junction will begin May 15, 2008. Service in Colorado Springs starts April 15.
The Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft is one of the planes that will now be flying into the Colorado resort towns. This plane is perfect for flying into smaller markets, previously underserved, according to Frontier officials. They also say that Frontier's new service is expected to reduce the average fare in many of the new markets by as much as 50 percent.
Noticeably absent from the additions to the schedule are the Steamboat/Hayden airport and the Eagle Valley/Vail airport. Local officials in Steamboat had been optimistic that Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley would be part of the expansion.