Frontier Airlines has received a waiver from the Department of Transportation to sell tickets for its new Lynx Aviation subsidiary.
With the waiver in hand, Denver-based Frontier says it will announce the first four Lynx destinations Tuesday. Three of those will be cities that Frontier doesn't currently serve.
Frontier created Lynx to fly turboprop planes to cities and resort towns within a 650-mile range of Denver. Lynx will take delivery of 10 turboprop planes by the end of the year, and Frontier plans to announce more destinations in coming months. The first flights will start in September.
Dozens of Western cities lobbied for Lynx service, which will feed traffic into Frontier's main network via Denver. Some offered financial incentives or started e-mail campaigns in an attempt to woo Lynx service. Sioux Falls Regional Airport in South Dakota even created a Web site to get residents involved.
Several cities, including Aspen and Wichita, Kan., are considered front-runners for the new service.
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