Frontier Airlines has announced they will cease service at the Mobile Downtown Airport as of April 22, 2020.
Frontier Airlines released the following statement:
“We have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) in April 2020 based on a lack of sufficient demand to support the service. We greatly appreciate the partnership and support we have received from the airport and community in bringing service to Mobile and will continue to evaluate the potential for future opportunities.”
The Mobile Airport Authority does not expect Frontier to return to Mobile before 2021.
The Mobile Airport Authority released the following statement on Frontier suspending their flights:
“Carriers such as Frontier are often confronted with market opportunities they need to address,” stated Michael Boyd, president of Boyd Group International, an aviation consulting firm. “For example, the sudden decision by Southwest Airlines to pull out of New York’s Newark airport represented an alternative opportunity for Frontier to expand in the nation’s largest air market. That leads to the difficult decision to move aircraft from successful smaller markets such as Mobile.”
Mobile says plans to transfer all commercial air service from Mobile Regional Airport to the Mobile Downtown Airport are still underway.