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Frontier Airlines offers jet service in Wichita

Frontier Airlines will begin offering jet service for passengers at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The service using 76-seat Embraer 170 regional jets begins Monday.

The flights will operate from Gate 1 on the east concourse.

Republic Airways, which now owns Frontier, is discontinuing Frontier’s Lynx Aviation subsidiary. Lynx operates Q400 turboprop aircraft.

The switch to jets will help Frontier compete against other airlines offering jet service, officials said in a statement. In Wichita, Frontier’s main competitor is United Airlines, which operates four regional jets and one Airbus A319 to Denver every day.

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