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Frontier Airlines calling it quits at Rochester Airport

Frontier Airlines has announced that it will suspend operations at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport at the end of the 2023 winter and spring travel season. The airline has been offering year-round flights between Rochester and Orlando, winter flights to Tampa, and spring and summer flights to Denver.


The Monroe County Department of Aviation expressed regret over the decision, but noted that nonstop service to Orlando and Tampa will continue through other airlines to minimize the impact on travelers. The department added that it hopes Frontier Airlines will return to Rochester in the future.

In response to the announcement, Airport Director Andy Moore said, “The ROC team will continue to work with current and prospective airlines to bring new service, new routes, and more options for Rochester passengers.”


Frontier Airlines has been operating out of Rochester for the past two years, and the airport had maintained a good relationship with the airline during that time. The decision to suspend service is viewed as a competitive move in a tough industry.

The last Frontier Airlines flight out of Rochester is scheduled for May 9th.