My guess is RFD-DEN since MKE is really too close to make sense and MCI doesn't provide many connecting options. OTOH, RFD-DEN is awfully similar to MSN-DEN which Frontier already offers...but I'd still say DEN is the safest bet.
Well, I had consigned this one to the RFD rumor bin but it looks like transatlantic service from RFD is going to be a reality. "Flyairplus" has scheduled 13 public charters from RFD-ZAG with continuing service to BEG, starting this Friday. Some news outlets report that 2/3rds of the 3000 available seats have already been sold. Target market is the multitude of ethnic Balkans in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. Currently there is no non-stop service to the Balkans from ORD, so RFD swooped in and made it happen. According to the flyairplus website, the flights will soon have a tag-on to Phoenix.
Put this in the "I'll believe it when I see it" file. But you have to admire the "dream big" mentality of the airport folks. That said, flights from RFD-DEN on Frontier start tomorrow. Despite the repeated failures of establishing service to DEN, I think this one just might have a chance.
ROCKFORD ó Spring break is looking like a hit for passenger growth at Chicago Rockford International Airport.
More than 33,000 vacationers are expected to pass in and out of the airport this month, say airport officials.
A stronger economy, new routes to Colorado and the Dominican Republic, additional flights for routes, and the use of larger planes by low-cost carriers Allegiant Air and Direct Air are all ingredients for the airport to eclipse the all-time busiest month
Itís likely to get even busier this month when Direct Air adds flights to the Fort Myers area. The airport expects 13 arrivals and departures daily in a couple of weeks,