PROVO — Scheduled commercial flights will soon be arriving in Utah County.
Provo Mayor John Curtis told the City Council Tuesday that Frontier Airlines will start a daily flight in and out of Provo beginning in June.
The flight from Provo to the airline's Denver hub will leave at 8:30 a.m. each day with a return flight landing at 9:15 p.m. daily. The flight will be on an Embraer 190 jet aircraft that can seat 99.
"This is a major milestone for Provo and all of Utah County," Curtis said. "Many people have worked very hard, not just in the last few months, but also in the last several years, to make this happen."
Provo Airport manager Steve Gleason told the council if the flight fills up, more flights will follow.
"There are other airlines besides Frontier that are still interested in looking at some other destinations. So we would anticipate that happening, but again, it's going to depend on how well we support this flight," said Gleason.
"Regular air service between Provo and Denver gives Utah County and central Utah better connectivity to the rest of the country," said Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. "This can only improve the quality of life and help ensure the economic stability of our state."
Frontier will use Million Air Provo's facility, 3421 W. Mike Jense Parkway, as its terminal and will sell tickets online at FrontierAirlines.com. Gleason said Frontier has told them tickets prices will be similar to what it would cost to fly out of Salt Lake City.
The first flight from Provo Municipal Airport is slated to take off June 21.
Frontier is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holding, Inc., and operates more than 550 daily departures and arrivals from its hubs at Denver International Airport, Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Frontier has routes to more than 70 destinations across the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.
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