Travelers looking for a low-cost way to get to a major airport hub can now fly out of Fargo’s Hector International Airport through Frontier Airlines.
Frontier Airlines will resume nonstop service between its Denver, Colo. hub and Fargo, with three weekly nonstop flights beginning Nov. 16.
The Denver-based discount airline will operate on spacious 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft, which will reduce the flight time and offer more customer amenities, including 30 channels of DirecTV service available at every seat.
Frontier’s Fargo service will depart Fargo Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and will arrive in Denver at 10:55 a.m.
Flights will depart Denver at 7:10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will arrive in Fargo at 9:55 p.m.
Frontier Airlines will be the fifth airline offered through Hector International Airport, which has non-stop service to eight cities.
Frontier’s service will be the only full-sized jet service between Fargo and Denver.
The airline last served Fargo in 2010 using a 74-seat regional turboprop aircraft.
Valley City City Commissioner Madeline Luke says when she flies, she tries to find the lowest-cost airline that would get her out of Fargo.
“Having an extra airline always helps bring the prices down because then there’s competition, Luke said.
“(Denver’s hub) is a gateway to the west coast.”
She said Fargo has a fair number of airlines but because it always costs extra to get to a major city--any new airline is a good airline.