DOVER, Del. (AP) — Colorado-based Frontier Airlines is resurrecting commercial airline service in Delaware.

Frontier plans to begin Airbus 320 service from New Castle Airport on July 1, offering three flights a week to Chicago-Midway and Houston. Service to Orlando and Denver begins the following day with two weekly flights to Orlando and four flights a week to Denver, Frontier’s main hub.

Service to Tampa, with two flights a week, will start July 4.

The company’s announcement means an end to a five-year stretch in which Delaware had no commercial air service, following the abrupt shutdown and bankruptcy filing by start-up carrier Skybus Airlines in 2008. Delta ended a brief experiment with service to Atlanta in 2007.

Frontier is a subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which bought Frontier in bankruptcy in 2009.

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