Airline signals commitment to Mercer region
Mercer Airport recently celebrated its 10-year partnership with ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines at a spirited celebration at the terminal’s Sky Lounge at Ewing Restaurant.
It was a joyous occasion featuring remarks by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, Frontier Vice President Daniel Shurz, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann, Mercer County Commissioner Board Chair Nina Melker, and Princeton Mercer Chamber President Hal English, all who touted the economic importance of Trenton-Mercer Airport and endorsed the County’s proposal to build a new terminal to replace the functionally obsolete one.
Frontier, which is the only commercial airline offering scheduled service from Trenton, will carry its six-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 Shurz. “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. We currently operate service to eight destinations from TTN and will continue to deliver ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to area residents.”
“This milestone is exciting for Mercer County and Trenton-Mercer Airport,” Hughes. “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.”
Also highlighted at the event was the reveal of the airport’s new brand. Created by Oxford Communications, the new logo is among the ways the airport says “welcome back” to loyal airport users and invites new customers to try the airport, said County Deputy Administrator Aaron Watson, who oversees the airport. Looking ahead, the airport will soon unveil a new user-friendly website.
Joining the speakers were County Commissioner Lucylle Walter, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli, County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello, Hopewell Borough Mayor Paul Anzano, members of the trades, local businesses, members of the Cheer Squad from The College of New Jersey, Trenton Thunder Mascot Boomer, Frontier Mascot Powder the Polar Bear, airport supporters, passengers and more.
Frontier currently offers service from Trenton to Orlando, Atlanta, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Fort Myers (the latter four routes operate on a seasonal basis).
In conjunction with this special milestone, Frontier is offering fares from TTN starting at $39 per person. *For additional information, click here.