Frontier Airlines plans to extend its nonstop Denver flights from Harrisburg International Airport until January, the airport said this morning.
“(Frontier) extended it through the holiday season because it’s such a strong time of year for them,” HIA spokesman Scott Miller said.
Denver-base Frontier hinted at a larger commitment to HIA earlier in the year when it restarted the Denver service two weeks early after a successful May-to-October pilot season in 2012. The Denver service was so popular last year that Frontier extended it two months beyond the planned August ending date.
Frontier flies four nonstop flights a week, both ways, on the route. The airline did not immediately return calls for comment.
“We’re excited about it,” Miller said. “We’ve never had November-December service to Denver before.”
Frontier carried more than 49,000 passengers on its Denver and Orlando routes last year. In the first four months of 2013, it has carried 23,533 passengers between those cities and Central Pennsylvania.