A New Low-Cost Airline Could Offer Flights From The Trenton-Mercer Airport Soon
A new low-cost airline is hoping to begin offering service in and out of Trenton-Mercer's airport next year.
The new low-cost airline, which is being named Moxy (for now), is currently being led by JetBlue founder, David Neeleman. It is expected to launch sometime in 2020. We're hearing that the airline has identified Trenton-Mercer Airport as one of the locations they'll offer service flights in and out of.
Moxy has ordered 60 Airbus A220-300 from the manufacturer, according to a report from AirlineGeeks.com. The airline is reportedly hoping to offer service between secondary airports, which could reduce travel times for travelers.
“The A220-300 is the right airplane for a new airline that will be focused on passenger service and satisfaction,” Neeleman told the website.
Frontier Airlines is the only commercial airline that is currently offering service from the facility. Allegiant Air stopped offering service from Trenton back in 2017.
As an industry standard, the airport will not comment on any negotiations with potential airlines. However, the airport is in the early development stages for a new terminal with 4-gate capacity.
The airport itself is 85 years old, but the terminal is newer.
"The terminal, although not 85 years old, is woefully small," "Frontier Airlines is presently the only commercial carrier, and although the airline’s destinations tend to change seasonally, it is currently offering 10 destinations from Trenton-Mercer Airport," Mercer County's Director of Communications Julie Willmot told us via email Thursday.
Construction on Moxy's planes is expected to begin this month. Airbus' website says that these aircraft have a typical seating plan of 141 passengers. We first heard about the airline last summer, but this is the first time we've seen any report identifying Mercer County as a possible location.
Other airports on Moxy's radar include Burbank, CA; Fort Worth, TX; and Providence, RI, according to the report which was published earlier this month.
"With a low cost of operation and spacious cabin, the A220 will allow us to provide passengers with lower fares and a high quality, comfortable flying experience," Neeleman said.