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Frontier to launch daily Denver flight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Frontier Airlines is returning to the Albuquerque airport this fall after an absence of three years with a daily flight to Denver.

Tickets for the direct flight are on sale now and start as low as $77.96 for a round-trip flight according to the Frontier website.

“If you fly often to Denver and back, people have been asking for additional opportunities,” Mayor Richard Berry said in announcing the service Tuesday.

The route will be serviced by an Airbus A320 aircraft which seats between 150 and 200 passengers.

The first flight will be on Oct. 24 as the company tests to see whether the move is profitable, airport spokesman Daniel Jiron said.

“Frontier departed three years ago, and they were going through some ownership changes. But they’ve redeveloped themselves … They are in the position to be in expansion mode now,” Jiron said.

Since 2012, the Albuquerque Sunport has added Jet Blue, Alaska, Allegiant and now Frontier.