Frontier adds direct flight from Jersey to Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Frontier Airlines says

it's adding a direct flight to Trenton-Mercer Airport in New Jersey from

Louis Armstrong

New Orleans International Airport starting Feb. 1.

New Orleans CityBusiness reported an Airbus A319, which features seating for up to

156 passengers,

will fly to and from New Orleans on weekdays. Frontier also

announced direct service to and from Trenton at airports in Tampa,

Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Daniel Shurz, Frontier's senior vice president for its commercial division, says the new service will allow passengers to

skip busy hub airports and fly directly to tourist destinations in Florida and Louisiana.

Frontier Airlines, based in Denver, is the acquisition target of a local investor group that wants to move its headquarters

to Armstrong and rename the airline New Frontier.