BLOOMINGTON — Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop air service to Denver from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, beginning May 18, the airline announced Thursday.
Frontier will offer flights on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays using 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, according to a news release from the airport.
Flights from Denver to Bloomington are scheduled to depart at 3:10 p.m. and arrive at 6:15 p.m. those days.
Flights from Bloomington to Denver are slated to leave at 6:50 p.m. and arrive at 7:55 p.m.
Introductory fares begin at $80 each way if booked by Feb. 29 for travel through mid-June.
Frontier, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, is an Indianapolis-based low-fare carrier with hubs in Denver, Milwaukee and Kansas City, Mo.
Frontier flies to more than 70 places in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica. Area airports served by Frontier include O'Hare and Midway in Chicago, as well as airports in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Rockford and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
"Frontier has long been a focus of the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority for westbound service," said Paul Harmon, chairman of the authority.