After two months of being closed for renovations and expansion, Trenton-Mercer Airport reopened last week and announced the addition of three more routes for Frontier Airlines, which has been operating out of the Ewing Township airport for the past several months. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes presided at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 7.
Service to Nashville, Cleveland, and Indianapolis was added to the airline’s list of destinations, which already includes Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago-Midway, Columbus, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, and Tampa. Cleveland service begins February 13, Indianapolis starts April 29, and Nashville flights start April 30. Charlotte and Cincinnati flights are scheduled to begin in February.
“The enhancements we’ve made during the past couple of months — improved baggage service; a gate area featuring more seating, restrooms and refreshments; and additional parking with better traffic circulation — were necessary and will result in a more efficient and a more enjoyable traveling experience,” Hughes said. “Frankly, this terminal has undergone a complete transformation and now has the amenities that travelers desire.”
Mr. Hughes was joined at the ribbon-cutting by James Simpson, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation; Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann; and Daniel Shurz, Frontier senior vice president. Also in attendance were County Freeholders John Cimino, Andrew Koontz, Ann Cannon, Anthony Carabelli, and Pasquale “Pat” Colavita.
The renovated airport now has additional parking, but it is no longer free. It now costs $2 an hour or $8 a day to park at the airport. Cost of the parking renovations is approximately $3.5 million, which will ultimately be paid for through the parking fees, according to information from Mercer County.
Special deals are available on flights to the new destinations. Service to Nashville will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while flights to Cleveland will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Service to Indianapolis will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Mr. Shurz said Frontier will be offering 55 weekly flights from Trenton-Mercer Airport by the end of April. “We’re hoping to be back with more good news as people discover the wonderful convenience of this airport,” he said.
Frontier operates all flights on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft. Visit FlyFrontier.com for information.