Frontier went back into Fargo, North Dakota, for the second time; this time it’s on Frontier’s Lynx unit, which flies the Bombardier Q400. Denver-based Frontier had been in Fargo when it started up in 1994, pulling out in 1996 when it gave up in the entire state. It had also been in Fargo way back in 1975-1986, when the original Frontier flew there before Continental bought it. Either way, Fargans or Fargoans are glad to have them back at their airport, which is called Hector after the family that gave the city the land for the airport back in 1927. Yesterday was also Frontier’s last flight to Sioux City, Iowa, where its arrival in November of 2007 had boosted passenger numbers. That leaves the Sioux Gateway Airport with one carrier, Northwest Airlines. Frontier ends service at Missoula, Montana, on Friday, although that airport will have plenty of service from others.
Frontier also unveiled a new Airbus A320 at Denver, naming it 'Colorado.' This is the first Airbus that Frontier has taken since it filed for bankruptcy in April. Even though it is named after a state, it still has a new animal, a bighorn sheep, on its tail. Frontier still plans to sell four of its planes, two of them A319s and two of them A318s. No word on which animal tails go away.