ROCKFORD (WIFR) – In about 13 hours, the Chicago Rockford International Airport will lose its year-round service to Denver, Colorado.
Frontier Airlines is the carrier to Denver and they say summer flights were busy, but the rest of the year wasn’t very good.
The airline will make the flights from RFD to Denver seasonal. They’ll only be available during the summer. Frontier offers service three times per week and will resume flights in June. Airport leaders say they support frontier’s decision to make the airline profitable which will ultimately help the Rockford Airport.
We’re happy to have a strong Frontier ad if being a seasonal service is what’s going to make them the strongest to allow them to remain here, we encourage that,” said Zach Sundquist, Manager of Air Service Development at RFD.
Frontier has been flying from RFD to Denver for a little less than two years. The last flight to Denver leaves tomorrow morning around 6 a.m.
Although the airport will not be bringing in in any new flights, it is working on getting more flights. Frontier is working with Apple Vacations to fly to the Caribbean six times a week instead of just three, so passenger numbers should remain about the same with those extra flights to Cancun, Punta Cana, and Puerta Vallarta, those flights will run from December through April.