Frontier Airlines began using a 138-seat on its quad-weekly Bloomington-Normal to Denver route today. The Airbus jet replaced a 99-seat Embraer 190 that has been used since Frontier started its Denver fights on May 18, 2012.
Most of the Republic Airlines-owned Embraers are leaving their Frontier Airlines assignment. Unlike a few other cities, Bloomington-Normal generated enough business to justify retention with larger aircraft.
Frontier Airlines also offers thrice-weekly nonstops out of CIRA to Orlando International Airport in Florida.
- David P. Jordan