Frontier expands flights to western Colorado through I-70 closure

If you are unable to travel through Glenwood Canyon, fly about it instead.

DENVER — Frontier Airlines is growing flight choices involving Denver Global Airport (DIA) and Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) adhering to the indefinite closure of Interstate 70 by way of Glenwood Canyon.

Following launching the three-instances weekly support concerning Denver and Grand Junction in early June, Frontier Airlines introduced Friday it has additional an additional round-journey flight on both equally Saturday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 21.

Frontier mentioned it could add extra flights based on need. Spherical-journey fares begin at $70 involving Denver and Colorado’s Western Slope.

“We are seeing an uptick in need concerning Grand Junction and Denver, which we consider is remaining driven by the I-70 street closures and are raising assistance to help travelers searching for a a lot more easy way to vacation concerning the two locations,” claimed Frontier Airlines’ Daniel Shurz.

“Frontier rapidly incorporating extra flights and presenting marketing fares reflects their determination to Colorado and executing what they can to aid during this complicated time. We are grateful for their aid and partnership,” stated Angela Padalecki, Grand Junction Regional Airport Govt Director.

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“We’re beginning by including two added flights to our program, thus introducing 150 excess seats amongst [DIA] and GJT for the up coming couple of weeks and, looking ahead, we will continue to consider the opportunity for added support,” reported Shurz.

Adhering to the closure of Interstate 70 at Glenwood Canyon thanks to mudslides in excess of the weekend, the Colorado Office of Transportation (CDOT) is discouraging motorists from rerouting on to nearby Independence Pass.

Independence Go will be shown as shut on, Google Maps and Apple Maps to avert I-70 detour visitors from being rerouted onto the mountain road. CDOT stated this is because it is a tough mountain freeway with limited mobile service. 

The highway is nonetheless open to nearby traffic.

As a substitute, local authorities are asking travelers to use the northern alternate route on Freeway 13 as a detour all over the Glenwood Canyon closure.

State crisis management also took to Twitter to check with motorists not to use Cottonwood, Hagerman or McClure Passes, because they are tricky mountain passes that are not made for hefty targeted visitors.   

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