Frontier to fly to 5 destinations out of NCCo Airport

By Amy Cherry 3:24pm, April 8, 2013 - Updated 9:52am, April 9, 2013
A Frontier Airlines plane takes off. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Commercial planes will be flying out of New Castle County Airport once again.

Delaware Economic Development Director Alan Levin tells WDEL Frontier Airlines will be flying to five destinations.

"We've always felt that the New Castle County Airport was a great facility. The access and egress to this whole region, South Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, and of course the state of Delaware, and eastern Maryland, the shore, this really makes sense," Levin says.

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Now you won't have to travel to the much larger and much more crowded Philadelphia International Airport, if you're looking to fly to Chicago-Midway, Denver Houston, Tampa, and Orlando.

Levin tells WDEL the move will certainly bring some added jobs to the airport.

"There were no incentives for them to come except what they believe is an under-served market, and one that will take advantage of these unique opportunities," says Levin.

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Frontier has been expanding recently at smaller airports--with an announcement Monday of added destinations out of Trenton, New Jersey's airport.

"Frontier is a great airline, based out of Denver, that flies all over the country. The have very distinguished jets, have animals painted on their tails. They're just a class airline," Levin says.

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Service is expected to begin as early as this summer.

The return of commercial air service to New Castle County Airport follows a five-year hiatus after Skybus' short stint there in 2008.

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