Frontier Airlines to Leave EUG

frontierEUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport announced Tuesday that Frontier Airlines will leave the Eugene market at the end of November after a two-season run at the airport.

Airport officials said Frontier began its service with seasonal service between its Denver hub and the Eugene Airport. At the time they said Frontier was owned by Republic Airways Holdings, but in December 2013 it was sold to private equity firm Indigo Partners.

“This is definitely a disappointment,” said Eugene Airport Director Tim Doll, AAE. “But given the ownership change, and what appears to be a recent move by Frontier away from smaller markets to larger markets, it is not surprising.”

The airport said Frontier represents 4 percent of the Eugene market share.

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