State of Delaware, DRBA to Celebrate Arrival of Commercial Air Service at New Castle Airport
Governor Jack Markell to Welcome Frontier Airlines at Kick-off Ceremony
(New Castle, DE) On June 26, the Commissioners of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) and Delaware State officials will host a reception to welcome Frontier Airlines’ non-stop service between Wilmington/Philadelphia Airport (ILG) to five great destinations: Chicago-Midway; Denver; Houston; Orlando; and Tampa. Frontier’s friendly brand of low-fare air service starts from New Castle’s Wilmington/Philadelphia Airport on July 1, 2013.
Who: Governor Jack Markell will be joined by DRBA executives, business representatives, community leaders and local elected officials to welcome the start of Frontier’s commercial service at Wilmington/Philadelphia Airport. Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s senior vice president, commercial will offer comments on the carrier’s decision to initiate commercial service in Delaware. Following the brief program, a ribbon cutting event will be held on tarmac in front of an Airbus A320 to officially kick-off Frontier’s service at Wilmington/Philadelphia Airport. Participants and attendees are also invited to tour the 168-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, which will be used on the five destination routes.
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: New Castle Airport Terminal Building at 151 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware
Why: Frontier will be the only airline providing scheduled service from Wilmington/Philadelphia Airport, just a short drive from downtown Philadelphia. The New Castle Airport is ideally located to serve this customer base. At Wilmington/Philadelphia Airport, Frontier customers can avoid the hassles and lines of airports like Baltimore and Philadelphia. The airport offers affordable parking, transit service on Dart Routes 22 and 25 to downtown Wilmington and the Amtrak/SEPTA station plus convenient access to Avis and Budget rental cars. Wilmington/Philadelphia Airport is just 38 miles from downtown Philadelphia, 45 miles from the Delaware State Capitol in Dover and a short drive from South Jersey, making the airport a convenient gateway to these areas.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 19th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than 4,000 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Delaware City – Salem Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.