Spirit Cutting Air Service from Cleveland to DFW

Just as it was announcing new service to Akron-Canton Airport, Spirit Airlines was saying it would curtail service to Dallas-Fort Worth from Cleveland.

Cleveland HopkinsThe discount carrier said that it will suspend flights between Hopkins Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth between Nov. 10 and April 26, 2017. The service had been operating year-around.

“We’ve seen that the demand for CLE-DFW isn’t as strong as it needs to be in the winter months, so we’re going to do it seasonally,: Spirit spokesman Paul Berry told The Plain Dealer. “We’ve done this to several routes throughout the system, but this is the only route that affects CLE.”

Spirit also has seasonal service from Hopkins to Boston; Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

American Airlines also flies between Cleveland and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Another airport serving Northeast Ohio also will see seasonal flight cuts this fall.

Frontier Airlines said it will suspend flights between Pittsburgh International Airport  and Atlanta and Chicago at the end of October. Service between Pittsburgh and Denver will end on Jan. 4.

Rich Oliver, a Frontier spokesman, said the carrier redeploys planes during the winter months to take advantage of the demand for travel from cold weather markets to warm weather ones.

“We fly a very seasonal route network. The nice thing with airplanes is that you can move them around to match demand,” he said.

The Pittburgh flights are, for now, expected to resume next spring. However, Oliver said that would be subject to a study of how well the flight are patronized in the meantime.

Frontier launched service between Pittsburgh and Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando in late June.

Oliver said Pittsburgh is one of 11 airports that will lose service to Denver for the winter with Cleveland being another of them.

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