Frontier Airlines to end service in Newport News

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Frontier Airlines will service it’s last flight out of Newport News in January, according to Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton.

Newport News is one of 10 cities where Frontier will discontinue service on January 6, because the company is “moving in a new direction,” Wharton said.

Over the summer, Frontier serviced four to six flights a week, out of Newport News. During the winter, it was two to three flights. It was the only airline in the region with non-stop flights to Denver, which was a popular service, Wharton said.

Initially, Frontier said it was going to stop flights on a seasonal basis — stopping in January, then returning in the spring — but those plans changed.

Delta and U.S. Airways will be the only two airlines running out of Newport News, when Frontier ends service. The airport will have no low-fare carrier.

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