Denver-based Frontier Airlines will also drop non-stop service to Chicago O'Hare from Cleveland, as part of cuts that it is making at the airport in Ohio.

The airline's non-stop flights to Chicago, which started only on 1 October, will last operate on 2 January 2015. The route will still be served by American Airlines and United Airlines, schedules in Innovata show.

The withdrawal from Cleveland-Chicago comes as Frontier also ends service from Cleveland to New York LaGuardia, Trenton and Washington Dulles this month.

Separately, Frontier is shifting flights to Raleigh-Durham and Seattle from Cleveland to a seasonal basis. Both routes will resume on 30 April 2015, says a Frontier spokesperson. Seasonal service to Phoenix will end on 27 April, he adds.

The Cleveland routes being cut permanently did not meet the airline's expectations, says the spokesperson. "But it doesn't reduce our commitment to Cleveland," he adds, saying that the airline is still studying what markets will work best from the airport.

Frontier will continue to serve several cities year-round from Cleveland: Fort Myers, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale.

The carrier also operates to Punta Cana and Cancun in partnership with Apple Vacations.

Source: Cirium Dashboard