Some Airfare Prices Drop After XNA Announces Non-Stop Flights

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HIGHFILL, Ark. (KNWA)–Prices are now dropping for some airlines after the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced two new non-stop flights earlier this month.
 
The new non-stop flights to Denver are not only making flights cheaper when flying Frontier, it could actually be lowering the prices of it’s competitors as well.
 
After announcing non-stop flights to Denver and Philadelphia, Kelly Johnson, the airport’s director, said she saw a price drop for flights to Denver in other airline carriers.
 
Johnson says the deal with Frontier took over seven years to come to fruition, explaining that the airport takes a shotgun approach to business.
 
When looking for potential destinations to create a non-stop for, one of the things the airport looks at is the numbers, like how many seats are filling a plane, then pitches it to the carrier that makes the most sense for that particular route.
 
Johnson said, “We’ll take meetings with anybody, anywhere, any time. Even the smaller carriers with the nine seat aircrafts, we even meet with those folks if we think there’s a destination that might make sense.”
 
Right now, XNA is in talks to discuss other potential non-stop flights.
 
Johnson says the airport wants to hear where you want the next non-stop to be. If you want to leave your opinion, click here. 
 

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