Frontier Airlines plans to end flights between its Denver hub and Louisville,
Kentucky on 26 August after
launching service on the route in April of last year.
The carrier offers two daily nonstop flights using a combination
of Airbus A318 and A319 narrowbodies. In a statement
the Louisville Regional Airport Authority explains Frontier has a 3.37% market
share at Louisville
Schedules in Innovata show that Frontier competes directly with its rival
in Denver United Airlines on the route.
Frontier entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in
April, and shortly afterwards terminated a feeder deal with Republic Airways
Holdings. Republic was operating 12 of 17 Embraer
E-170s originally targeted for the Frontier flying. The last aircraft was
scheduled to exit Frontier service yesterday.
Previously, management at Republic explained it is examining
several options for the E-170s flown for Frontier, noting strong overseas
demand for the aircraft.