SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Frontier Airlines announced Monday it will depart from South Bend Airport for the last time on Sept 10.
According to NBC's Indiana station, WNDU, the nonstop flight to Denver began in Oct. 2012 and capacity ranged from 70 to 85 percent full in March. The flight left South Bend four times a week on a 138-seat Airbus.
The airport started the nonstop flight to Denver hoping that travelers heading west bound would start traveling from SBN instead of driving to larger airports. While there was an increase in traffic, it was not enough for Frontier to collect a profit.
According to the US Department of Transportation, Denver was in the top 10 destinations for SBN travelers. Frontier's service created a westward demand. Currently, SBN officials are meeting with other airlines to recruit additional services to new destinations.
Travelers can book tickets for flights to Denver with connections to 15 destinations including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle through Sept. 9.
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