Final Frontier Flight Departs from Columbia Regional Airport

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13 2013 Monday, May 13, 2013 12:04:00 PM CDT in News
By: Jessi Turnure

COLUMBIA - Frontier Airlines' final flight departed from Columbia Regional Airport Monday morning.

Airport personnel said 95 passengers were on board this last flight to Orlando. Each ticket cost $25 for one way.

The flight departed at 10:10 a.m. with many upset passengers on board. They told KOMU 8 News they still do not know how they're getting home from Orlando.

Airport personnel said Frontier is leaving Columbia to move to larger cities to make more money. Some passengers said the airline should increase its ticket prices and stay in Columbia.  

KOMU 8 News spoke with Jefferson City resident Tom Neely, who took the first Frontier flight at Columbia Regional Airport and now the last. Neely said he's disappointed because it will be more difficult to see his family, but he's trying to remain optimistic. "I'll travel further I guess to St. Louis and make the best out of it," Neely said.

Neely said he will fly into St. Louis on his way home from Orlando. However, he said he wants to wait to book his flight until he can find a rate that compares to the ones Frontier offered him.

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