Representatives from Frontier Airlines and the Trenton-Mercer Airport gathered Thursday to celebrate the airline’s 10th anniversary of operations at the airport.
Frontier, the only commercial airline serving the Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing, will carry its 6-millionth passenger from the airport later this month.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Trenton-Mercer Airport and celebrate 10 years of operations together,” said Daniel Shurz, a senior vice president at Frontier Airlines. “In cooperation with the outstanding leadership at Mercer County and Trenton-Mercer Airport, we have established a highly successful commercial airline operation and look forward to continued growth together.”
Frontier serves eight destinations from the Trenton-Mercer Airport. The airline currently offers direct service from Trenton to Orlando, Atlanta, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Fort Myers.
“This milestone is exciting for Mercer County and Trenton-Mercer Airport,” said Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes in a written statement. “Over the past decade, millions of passengers have discovered Trenton-Mercer Airport and have embraced us as a better alternative. We are proud of that designation and we look forward to Frontier Airlines’ continued success.”
To celebrate the anniversary, Frontier is offering fares from the Trenton-Mercer Airport starting at $26 per person.
The county has plans to expand the airport, with the groundbreaking for the project slated for the spring of 2023. The citizen group Trenton Threatened Skies has filed a federal lawsuit trying to block the expansion. The group is asking the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to review the FAA approval for the project. The group claims county officials have made false or misleading claims in their Environmental Assessment (EA) for the terminal project. They also criticize officials for allegedly promoting the project as a replacement terminal and not an expansion.