Call it coincidence if you want. But Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport is not taking kindly to Southwest Airline’s plans to fly international routes from Houston Hobby.
In what we predict will be a series of moves by the airport, Frontier Airlines has announced they are leaving Houston Hobby Airport and moving their Houston routes to Bush Intercontinental starting July 11th.
Frontier will be the ONLY budget carrier at Bush…for now:
“We’re confident that Frontier customers will appreciate the convenience and increased flexibility when we move back to Houston’s primary airport,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “In particular, the great connection opportunities that Bush Intercontinental offers will provide our passengers with additional travel choices.”
While Frontier will have only a couple of daily routes to Denver, expect this to be the first of several moves that Bush will make to consolidate its position as the ‘go-to’ airport in Houston. (Delta at Hobby???)
Southwest Airlines is pushing to start international route service at Hobby. Bush and United Airlines are not thrilled with the idea.
Airnation.net tried to get a statement from Houston Bush officials but calls were not returned.
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