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Frontier Airlines moves operations out of Akron-Canton
Airport spokeswoman says move will have little effect on travelors

Simon Husted

Cleveland Hopkins Airport plans to offer a new low-fare direct flight to Denver next year, but at the cost of a lost airline at the Akron-Canton Airport.

Frontier Airlines announced Monday that it will consolidate its Northeast Ohio operations to the Cleveland airport beginning January 9. This plan cuts the airline’s only flight at the Akron-Canton Airport, but airport spokeswoman Kristie Van Auken says it will have little effect on air travelers because of the flights offered by Southwest Airlines.

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“Southwest Airlines also flies non-stop to Denver from Akron-Canton,” Van Auken says. “They do it at low fares, aboard big jets and not only can you get to Denver, but you can also go beyond in the Southwest network.”

A Frontier Airlines spokeswoman says the Indianapolis-based company is consolidating its operations to one Northeast Ohio airport to cut costs. 

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