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Frontier, Midwest Airlines form codeshare agreement

Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines formed a ticketing agreement that will allow Frontier to travel to destinations currently served by Midwest, the airline said this week.

But whether the marketing alliance will help Wichita fliers is too soon to say.

“It’s too early to know what’s going to happen,” Valerie Wise with the Wichita Airport Authority said. Frontier already serves Milwaukee, which is Midwest’s hub.

Both airlines were acquired by Republic Airways Holdings of Indianapolis last week. Frontier was bought out of bankruptcy. Republic, through its subsidiaries Chautauqua, Shuttle America and Republic, operate flights for other mainline airlines. Therefore, Republic does not have a hub or network of its own.

The marketing agreement between Frontier and Midwest will begin late this summer.

Frontier operates two daily flights from Wichita to its hub in Denver.