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Frontier Airlines Moving Back to IAH

July 3, 2012

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Frontier Airlines will soon be returning to its original Houston location, George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Effective July 11, 2012, Frontier Airlines is returning Houston flight operations to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

The low-cost carrier is making the move after spending the past 20 months flying in and out of William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), rather than IAH.

Passengers will once again find the Frontier Airlines ticket counter operating in Terminal A at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

It’s a familiar site for the Frontier team, since the airline previously operated in that location from 1999 to 2010.

“Frontier Airlines has built a strong connection with its customer base in Houston over the past 13 years,” says Ian Wadsworth, Houston Airports’ chief commercial officer. “They’ve performed well at Bush Intercontinental Airport in the past and there’s every reason to believe that they’ll do the same moving forward.”

Over the past several years, Frontier Airlines has enjoyed significant success in Houston, increasing its passenger totals in the market by 6 percent. In November 2010, the airline opted to move its flight operations to HOU, a facility known for accommodating the discount airline business model.

More than a year and a half later, the airline decided to return to George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

"We're confident that Frontier customers will appreciate the convenience and increased flexibility when we move back to Houston's primary airport," David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier, said in a statement. "In particular, the great connection opportunities that Bush Intercontinental offers will provide our passengers with additional travel choices."

Frontier Airlines operates 13 weekly flights between Houston and Denver. On Sunday through Friday, Houston passengers can opt for one of two daily departures: 12:18 p.m. or 6:55 p.m.

Frontier Airlines flies to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. 
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