Frontier, Midwest team to expand destinations

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Midwest and Frontier have entered a partnership that allows each carrier to sell tickets to the others’ flights.

The deal will expand the number of destinations available to both airlines while consolidating ticketing and customer service functions.

The agreement, which is scheduled to begin by late summer, will expand Frontier’s network by allowing its customers to connect to a Midwest flight through Midwest’s hub at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, all using the same Frontier code.

Midwest customers will also see an expanded network by connecting on Frontier and Lynx Aviation flights in Denver.

Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Director CEO MIke Kazmierski has been watchint to see whether the deal would develop for the past few months and said the partnership is a plus for the Pikes Peak region – as long as Frontier flights aren’t lost in the future.

“The most important thing is that we retain our air service,” he said. “A lot of people I know are happy with Frontier. I’d hate to see us lose any of those routes.”

A codeshare agreement will also allow members of each airline’s frequent flier programs to earn miles while flying the other airline’s routes. More details of the program, along with specific cities that will be available for the codeshare, will be announced at a later date, Frontier said.