The airline has re-booked customers who purchased tickets to fly to or from Houston Hobby Airport on July 11 and beyond on flights to...

Frontier Airlines is shifting its Houston operations from William P. Hobby Airport back to George Bush Intercontinental Airport as of July 11.

The airline has re-booked customers who purchased tickets to fly to or from Houston Hobby Airport (IATA code HOU) on July 11 and beyond on flights to or from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).


Frontier Airlines says it has notified passengers who booked at FrontierAirlines.com of the change to their itineraries via e-mail. If the reservation was booked elsewhere, the customer’s travel agent was advised of the change, according to the airline.

One of the Embraer 190s operated for Frontier Airlines by sister company Republic Airlines is this aircraft, which boasts a picture of a badger on the aircraft's tail. Frontier paints different animals, which it names, on each of its jets and has run very successful television and Internet marketing campaigns using the "spokesanimals" which feature on its aircraft

According to Frontier, which is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings but is earmarked by its parent for future sale, its return to Houston’s larger airport will provide increased convenience and flexibility for Frontier passengers.

“Bush Intercontinental offers great connection opportunities that will provide our passengers with additional travel choices,” says Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s senior vice president, commercial. “In fact, it offers the most flights of any Houston-area airport – including nonstop service to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America on Frontier’s interline partners.”

According to Frontier, the move also brings low fares to Bush Intercontinental, with Denver-based Frontier being the only U.S. low-cost carrier serving the airport.

Frontier Airlines’ schedule for its service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Bush Intercontinental from July 11 will see the first of the carrier’s two flights of the day (this flight operating every day except Saturdays) departing DEN at 7:20 a.m. and landing at IAH at 10:38 a.m. local time. The second flight, which will operate daily, is timed to leave DEN at 3:00 p.m. and arrive at IAH at 6:19 p.m. local time.

Republic Airways Holdings Inc subsidiary Republic Airlines operates 17 Embraer 190s on behalf of sister carrier Frontier Airlines, which is based at Denver International Airport

In the other direction, the first of Frontier’s two flights (again, operating every day except Saturday) is sceduled to push back from the gate at IAH at 11:09 a.m. and reach DEN at 12:35 p.m. local time. The second flight, operating daily, is timed to begin taxiing at IAH at 6:55 p.m. and to get to DEN at 8:18 p.m. local time.

Frontier will operate its IAH flights with 99-seat Embraer 190 jets, operated for the Denver carrier by sister company Republic Airlines but bearing Frontier’s distinctive animal-themed liveries.

The Embraer 190s feature onboard Gogo Wi-Fi Internet availability and two-by-two-configured leather seats in every row.

Five rows of STRETCH seating, offering an additional 5 to 7 inches of legroom, and the airline’s new SELECT seating product will be available on every flight.

For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit www.FrontierAirlines.com.

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