Just months after triumphantly announcing their impending return to the Delaware market, Frontier Airlines has made the decision to postpone launch of their Wilmington airport service indefinitely.
The news comes by way of the Delaware River and Bay Authority, operators of the Wilmington-New Castle Airport (ILG) that was to begin hosting Frontier service to Orlando in May.
“Frontier Airlines notified us that they are postponing the planned service launch at ILG indefinitely,” said DRBA spokesperson James Salmon. “Frontier officials have indicated that they plan to revisit the decision this fall.”
The decision comes at a time of significant duress for the airline industry, as domestic and international travel has ground to a virtual halt in the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement provided to TSD, Frontier said “we sincerely apologize to our customers and community partners for the route adjustments and operating plans we have been forced to modify based on the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19.”
“We understand the situation and the current circumstances,” said Salmon. ” We will continue to work with Frontier officials and look forward to hearing from them this fall.”
Salmon said reconstruction of the airport terminal continues, including baggage claim and terminal upgrades.
Individuals who purchased tickets for a flight should contact Frontier Airlines at https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel/travel-info/New-Change-Policy