Frontier Airlines PAX Traffic Shrinking

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    Republic Airways Holdings, the parent of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, should be getting close to a decision about whether to sell or spin off that troubled subsidiary. But while it makes up its mind, Frontier continues to shrink. In its latest operations summary, Frontier said its mainline passenger traffic in March 2013 had shrunk 13 percent from the same month a year earlier, while overall capacity was down by 15 percent. Hammered by heavy competition at its Denver base from both United and Southwest, Frontier has been trying to find non-hub markets where it can establish some niches — e.g., this week it will start service to several key cities from Trenton-Mercer Airport in central New Jersey

    It's really too bad when this happens - competition is ramped up when a carrier establishes a new route... prices drop... the new carrier abandons the route because of the competition... the price returns to the previous higher price... it would be nice if Frontier is able to establish the niche market it is seeking out...

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