Friday, September 12, 2008

Frontier Steamboat Springs Update

Steamboat's Vice President of Marketing Rob Perlman just said that United has slashed their fares to as low as $300 in response. We will see where it settles out but as I said below this should be good for airfares into Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Pilot published a story this morning with more details. Here is my original blog post on Steamboat's new Frontiers flights
from this morning.

"Frontier will not have a contractual relationship with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Other airlines have deals with the resort and the city, which collects a lodging tax to help support air service. “Frontier choosing Steam­boat on a standalone basis is terrific because it speaks to our desirability as a destination,” Wirth said.

Wirth said the presence of Frontier, a lower-cost airline, probably would put pricing pressure on other carriers. American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and United Airlines offer nonstop flights to YVRA during ski season. That variety is positive, Wirth said.

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