Frontier Airlines is canceling some of its flights at the Colorado Springs airport because of its reduced fleet of smaller regional jets.
A Frontier spokeswoman says the company is discontinuing its three daily flights between Colorado Springs and Denver. The flights will stop after March 2.
The airline is also canceling flights between Colorado Springs and Orlando, Fla., and Colorado Springs and San Diego by the end of February.
According to KKTV-TV, the airline will continue service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Los Angeles.
Frontier Airlines is joining two other carriers in providing service from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Monday’s announcement by the carrier followed about a year of negotiations.
The addition of the Denver-based carrier will triple the number of destinations reachable from the airport.
An exact flight schedule hasn’t been released.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith says having Frontier as a third carrier legitimizes the airport.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air began serving the airport in 2008, and Florida-based Spirit Airlines since earlier this year.
For more information about Frontier Airlines and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, visit Frontier Airlines’s website at frontierairlines.com and visit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s website at phxmesagateway.org.