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Popular U.S. Low Cost Airline Cancels All Flights To Los Cabos Indefinitely

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Baja the whale shark and Cortez the green turtle will not be flying home to Los Cabos anytime soon.

They are two of the animals proudly displayed on the tails of Frontier Airlines aircraft to represent the diversity of animal life in the regions the airline serves.

However, in a surprising announcement, Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday that it is ending its Denver to Los Cabos flight and winding down all operations at the Los Cabos International Airport.

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Leaving Los Cabos

The Los Cabos flight from Denver was a victim of 16 different route eliminations announced by the ultra-low-cost airline on Wednesday.

While most of the cuts were general reductions of service from hubs in Las Vegas and Orlando, the Los Cabos was the ending of the airline’s service to Baja California.

Frontier Airlines flight leaving Denver for Los Cabos.

According to airport data, the Denver to Los Cabos flights were the sixth most popular route at the airport last year, with more than 128,000.

Frontier was competing with both Southwest Airlines and United Airlines on the route. United considers Denver International Airport one of its main hub locations.

“These changes are both a reflection of our current strategy to shift capacity away from saturated markets such as LAS and MCO, as well as a periodic review and updating of routes based on demand, seasonality, and other factors,” said Frontier spokesperson Jen de la Cruz in an article on The Points Guy about the route reductions.

Departures board at Los Cabos International Airport showing flights to US cities

“No one is more aggressive in engaging in self-help to address overcapacity in leisure markets than Frontier,” said Chief Executive Officer Barry Biffle during the company’s last earnings call.

Next Steps at Los Cabos Airport

Southwest Airlines will probably fill in the void left by Frontier Airlines at Denver International Airport.

Southwest Airlines plane landing

However, as Denver is the main hub for Frontier, Southwest Airlines’ schedule is not as robust as that of Frontier.

Los Cabos International Airport has actively been working to diversify its passenger traffic.

Recently, it snagged an agreement with Frankfurt, Germany-based leisure travel airline Condor, for nonstop flights from Los Cabos to Germany starting in November.

Southwest Airlines plane in the sky

Southwest Airlines also plans to add seasonal flights from St. Louis, Missouri starting early next month.

Overall, the impact of the ending of flights to Los Cabos will mean more to the airline’s local passengers than the Los Cabos International Airport itself.

Don’t Go Wild in Los Cabos Any More

Tourists in a Resort Pool in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Tourists that recently purchased the Frontier GoWild Pass will probably not be real happy with the route cut if they bought it in part for flights to Los Cabos.

The GoWild Pass, which included unlimited flights from Denver to Los Cabos, among other destinations and subject to the rules, was priced at $399 for the entire summer or $599 for the entire year.

The Denver to Los Cabos flight was the airline’s only one to the Los Cabos International Airport.

Tourists on a Boat Near the Famous Arch in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

However, the GoWild Pass is still valid for other domestic and international destinations where the airline flies.

What Tourists Need to Know

The overall impact on Los Cabos from the ending of Frontier Airlines flights will not be significant to the overall passenger traffic or tourist count to the region in the future.

United Airlines plane at a gate

It is definitely disappointing for the airline’s loyal Los Cabos customers.

However, the route can always be re-established and may be considered again in the future, depending on market conditions and competition, as a potential seasonal route to start.

Until then, Denver travelers will have the option to select either Southwest Airlines or United Airlines for their nonstop flight to and from Los Cabos from the Mile High City.

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