Instead of business travelers, Frontier targets vacationers for flights out of Trenton-Mercer
January 20, 2013By Tom MacDonald
The latest carrier to offer service from the Trenton, New Jersey airport is pulling its one regular route from Philadelphia International.
Frontier Airlines has set up shop at Trenton-Mercer Airport and has been running flights to Orlando since November.
Senior Vice President Daniel Shurz says flying out of the small airport allows the company to offer cheaper tickets compared to Philadelphia.
"It's been more consistently in the order of $100 when we look at markets like Ft. Myers and New Orleans where the fares tend to be more higher out of Philadelphia," said Shurz.
Shurz says Trenton-Mercer is unique because it's an airport, ready for commercial service, in a densely populated area.
"Our analysis shows there are around 2.5 million people that are closer to Trenton-Mercer than to any other airport with commercial service when you look at the drive times," he said.
Shurz says Frontier is going to start flying to nine more destinations beginning in mid-April, not necessarily with daily service, but with enough frequency to serve vacation travelers.