US low-cost Frontier files for access to Canada

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Frontier Airlines is seeking US DOT approval to operate service to Canada, either directly or through a codeshare agreement with regional carrier Horizon Air.

Denver-based Frontier is not specifying the routes or frequencies it intends to operate, although it notes that service may originate from its Colorado hub.

The low-cost carrier also notes that should service be operated by Horzon Air, it will act as the marketing carrier.

Frontier says it expects demand for its Canadian services to “expand in a manner similar to its levels of service to Mexico”. The airline launch service to Mexico three years ago with two routes; it now serves seven Mexican destinations.

Horizon Air’s own schedule already includes six Canadian services from the USA: Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta; and Kamloops, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia.