Frontier Airlines won’t fly from Bellingham airport this year

Frontier Airlines won’t fly out of Bellingham International Airport this year.

The airline had offered seasonal flights to Denver the last couple of summers but opted not to do so in 2015, said Dan Zenk, director of aviation at Bellingham airport.

“They decided their aircraft would be better served in a different market on the East Coast,” Zenk said.

The airline started offering nonstop flights to Denver in 2012 and had offered that route seasonally from May through September through last year.

The decision could reduce the number of passengers flying out of the airport, which already had a 9.6 percent decline in passengers last year, the first dip in more than a decade.