Published in The Gazette | February 12, 2012 9:00 AM | Written by Barry Noreen
A glint of light flashed through the gray economic clouds last week and it looked like the fuselage of a Frontier Airlines jet.
El Paso County residents were understandably excited when they heard the news that Frontier would begin cheap nonstop service to Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Portland in May. The other significance of Frontier’s news was a bit muted — people in all those big markets can fly to Colorado Springs cheaply, and just in time for tourist season.
“I think it’s perfect timing,” said Michele Starling, executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions. “Anything positive is going to help. We’re all nervously expecting the price of gas going up to $4.50 a gallon.”