Inaugural Frontier Flight to Orlando Takes Off From Columbia Regional

Holiday travelers filled the terminal at the Columbia Regional Airport waiting for the first Frontier Airlines flight from Columbia to Orlando Tuesday afternoon. Frontier will run the direct flight to Orlando twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. | Photo courtesy of Columbia Missourian

Only two seats went unfilled on Frontier Airlines’ inaugural flight to Orlando from Columbia Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

Travelers en route to visit family, Fort Myers and Disney World packed the recently renovated passenger boarding area before climbing aboard the 138-seat Airbus 319 parked on the tarmac.

The flight left the runway 30 minutes late, but that’s normal for the “first day of operation,” Don Elliott, airport manager, said.

The flight marked the first of Frontier’s twice-weekly flights to and from Orlando International Airport.

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