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Frontier taps Horizon for new partner.(Regional News)

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, signed a 12-year agreement with Frontier Airlines to operate regional jet service as Frontier JetExpress beginning Jan. 1. It will replace current JetExpress carrier Mesa Airlines, whose agreement with Frontier expires Dec. 31.

Horizon initially will operate four 70-seat CRJ700s and will add nine more by May 30. It plans to utilize a combination of new aircraft deliveries and an optimization of its current flight schedules to provide the aircraft for the new service to Frontier's Denver hub. …

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