Inaugural Frontier flight connects Grand Junction to Denver


Grand Junction Regional Airport may be the smallest airport in the country, but a big business boom could happen with the addition of the sixth airline with direct flights to the city, which is a mile above the ground. Airport Executive Director Angela Padalecki says: “A year ago we were hoping to get there. That the airport wouldn’t close. You know our fears were really serious and deep, and now we’re entering our busiest summer ever here. “

The plane for the inaugural flight from Denver to Grand Junction has just landed, marking a new page in history, and with the Front Range connection to the Western Slope could be another boom for the local economy. Governor Polis was on that flight and said, “It’s also about making Mesa County and western Colorado a better place to do business as companies seek areas served by major carriers with significant capacity, and that will help create jobs right here in Mesa. County.”

Water jets are only used to celebrate inaugural flights or retired pilots and Governor Polis celebrates the connection with the future. “I couldn’t think of a better opportunity than to bring Grand Jonction and Denver together,” Governor Polis said.

Frontier offers a 40-minute direct flight to Denver starting at $ 39 for a four-and-a-half-hour drive. “And, not just at the Front Range. There is access to dozens of cities in the Frontier network. So that makes it a lot cheaper if you want to go to Mexico or the Caribbean, ”the governor said.

Zaira Solis is among the passengers on the very upcoming Frontier flight. Zaira says, “In Denver, I have a flight that I take to Mexico. So, it saves a lot of time to drive. But, even faster connection to family means it all. “I have my family here. So I come at least once a year. Sometimes twice a year to see them, ”Solis said. She adds that since Frontier offers non-stop flights to Grand Junction from Denver, she will see more of her family.

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