The good news from Bradley is that Northwest is adding a direct seasonal flight to Memphis. The story also mentions Frontier cutting back its direct Bradley to Denver flight from seven days a week to five, but doesn’t confirm that the flight drops from the schedule entirely in September. Frontier isn’t available for comment …
Looks like Frontier Airlines has stopped selling tickets between Bradley and Denver for flights after Sept. 4.
Frontier began the once-daily round-trip to its Denver hub just over a year ago on an Airbus A319 with 132 seats in a single-class cabin. It’s Frontier’s only flight out of Bradley, and there’s some talk on the Web that it’s been flying lately with more empty seats.
Frontier recently announced a number of new flights, mainly in and around Colorado. Cutting back on long-haul flights may be the flip side of that strategy, especially with punishing fuel costs pushing so many airlines back into the red.
If it’s a permanent cut, it’s sad news for Bradley. Like many smaller airports, it has seen some erosion in capacity over the past year or so. And that just doesn’t seem to be letting up.