Frontier Airlines To End Flights At New Castle County Airport

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Frontier Airlines is suspending service at New Castle County Airport (ILG) Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials said Friday.

“We are disappointed with the decision of Frontier Airlines ownership and management to discontinue scheduled service at Wilmington Airport – ILG prior to the busy summer season” said DRBA spokesman James Salmon.

Given the current economic and labor environment, the airline has made business choices across its system. We are hopeful that as it rationalizes current and future resources in anticipation of its proposed merger, the airline will choose to strategically restore service to Delaware.

The management and staff of the DRBA continue to believe that scheduled commercial air service can and will succeed at Wilmington Airport – ILG. The airport’s excellent location along the busy I-95 corridor, along with the lowest cost operating environment of any airport in the US, offers customers the opportunity to forego the stress and expense of a big city airport.

Salmon said officials are working to make ILG the airport of choice for business and leisure travelers in Delaware, South Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland who value both time and money; low fares, inexpensive parking rates, and a convenient, hassle-free airport experience.

Securing new commercial service for Wilmington – ILG will remain one of the airport’s key goals, but to be clear, air service is only one aspect of the airport’s overall role and value to the

community. ILG is also a home for corporate aviation, advanced flight training, certain non-aviation businesses, and its all-important military mission in civil and national defense.

We will continue to promote the many benefits of Wilmington Airport to those airlines who value both low costs, and an uncongested air traffic and passenger operating experience added Salmon.

Source: DRBA

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