- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Frontier Airlines is saying goodbye to the Sioux City airport, ending a four-month stint serving the community.

The flights began in June with much fanfare and were popular, but the airline said it’s focused on faster-growing markets, such as Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the Sioux City Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1wuQMKR ).

In August, the airline announced that it was stopping its nonstop flights from Sioux Gateway Airport to Denver International Airport. The last flight from the Sioux City airport was on Friday.

Frontier flights traveled three times each week between the two cities. American Airlines is now the only other carrier at Sioux Gateway Airport and offers two daily flights to Chicago O’Hare.

Frontier officials said in August that it always considered its service from the Sioux Gateway Airport to be seasonal, but local leaders said they were led to believe the flights would be year-round. While Frontier was at the airport, it saw more than 90 percent of its seats filled on average.

The airport’s director, Curt Miller, said Frontier’s lease in the terminal ends on Nov. 1. He said crews from the airline will soon remove computer systems and ground equipment.

Airport officials are hoping Frontier will return next year, but are also reaching out to other airlines to replace the lost destination in the west.

“We’ve been in contact with several carriers, but we don’t have any commitments for any service at this point,” Miller said.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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