Frontier plans to launch service from Wilmington-New Castle in mid-November


Wilmington-New Castle is back on the reservations system  of  Frontier Airlines.

After announcing earlier that it would not launch service in mid-May, the airline announced it would revisit its decision at a later date after coronavirus led to a sharp reduction in flights. 

The Delaware River and Bay Authority and Frontier had been making improvements to the lobby area of the airport. 

The airline’s sole nonstop destination will be Orlando.

Now the airline’s, reservations site is listing flights beginning on Nov. 12 and operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

The service comes in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, a busy time for airlines, with the reservations site offering flights until April.

The base fare is $158. Frontier operates on an ultra low-fare model that adds extra charges for seat assignments and putting luggage in the overhead compartment. 

It would mark the second time around for the Denver-based carrier that  pulled out of the Wilmington-New Castle market in 2015 after offering flights to various destinations.

Airline management  may have decided that the Wilmington-New Castle Airport might be attractive to customers who are likely to remain wary of crowds at the Philadelphia International Airport 

Frontier had served a couple of dozen cities from Philadelphia prior to recent service cuts.

The addition of Frontier means Delaware will no longer be the only state in the union without airline service.

The decision was first reported in Delaware Business Times.

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