How the Spirit-Frontier merger will impact the industry

Feb. 10, 2022
AviationPros takes a look at how your airport may be impacted by the merger of two leading ULCCs.

DENVER - Spirt Airlines and Frontier Airlines recent announcement planning to merge is the arguably the largest shakeup to the North American ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) market since it was created, AviationPros report. Continue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

10 Feb. 2022 - AviationPros spoke with international aviation lawyer Kenneth Quinn with Clyde & Co about the announcement and what impact it could have on the aviation industry across the U.S.

Quinn said he believed the U.S. Department of Justice would approve the deal and the combined company could well see increased traffic.

“If anything, they’ll probably see increased traffic going transcontinental and you’ll probably see more traffic going down south to Florida because of Spirit’s good presence there,” he said. “While you have Sprit at BWI and Frontier out of DCA, they’re mainly serving west coast destinations. Frontier might try to increase traffic to south Florida at the same time, Spirit can see more east-west traffic and utilize that Denver hub.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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