Frontier Airlines to suspend Allentown service

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., has announced it will suspend its nonstop service between Lehigh Valley International Airport, ABE, in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Orlando International Airport, MCO, effective April 7, 2013.

"Frontier is committed to providing its customers with convenient, low-fare service and relies heavily on airports keeping their costs competitive," said Greg Aretakis, Frontier's vice president, network and revenue.

"Unfortunately, increasing fuel and other operating costs at Lehigh Valley International Airport have made it impossible to provide the low fares customers demand and, ultimately, we made the business decision to suspend our service."