Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Frontier Airlines says it won't be returning to Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Frontier Airlines has confirmed that it won't be resuming service at the Sioux City airport.

In October the company stopped its Denver service from Sioux Gateway Airport. In a statement Monday, Frontier said it had relied on connecting passengers flowing through Denver, but it now is focused on city-to-city service. The airline says Sioux City doesn't fit into that business strategy.

Sioux Gateway Airport Director Curt Miller said Tuesday that he wasn’t aware a formal decision had been made but talks with the airline indicated they would not be returning to Sioux City.

“They said at the time (in October) it was a seasonal change and they may consider again after the first of the year,” Miller said. “In my discussions with them, they indicated that probably wouldn’t happen.

“Their indication to me all along was that the business model has changed and they were going a different direction,” he added. 

Sioux Gateway's only carrier is American Airlines, which offers two daily flights to and from O'Hare in Chicago. Airport officials have said they're seeking other airlines to offer Sioux City service.

Source: http://siouxcityjournal.com

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