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Frontier Airlines Adds Miami as Hub
Frontier Airlines will be expanding in the Magic City next year. The Denver-based carrier will be making Miami International Airport a hub next year, basing crew, aircraft, and opening new routes. The city will become the airline’s sixth hub, along with Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Orlando. The expansion will bring the airline to 22 cities served from Miami.
The new hub will see approximately 100 flight attendants and 30 pilots based in Miami, starting in March 2020. In addition to the based crews, Frontier will add eight new routes to the city. Domestically the airline will add flights to Trenton, Islip, Ontario, Calif., Baltimore, and Austin. The airline will be the only carrier flying between Miami and Trenton, Islip and Ontario.
Internationally Frontier is adding flights to Santo Domingo, El Salvador, and Guatemala City. The latter two will be the carrier’s first flights to Central America. The first of these new flights will begin in April, with the rest coming in over the course of the summer. Flights to Ontario, Baltimore, Santo Domingo, and Islip will be daily, while the remainder will operate 3-4 times a week.
With the expansion, Frontier will become the second-largest airline at Miami International behind American Airlines. The airline also serves the nearby Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Palm Beach International. The new hub comes at the end of a successful year for the ultra-low-cost carrier. In addition to a large route expansion, the airline also opened a new flight attendant training center this week, as well as approval for a maintenance hangar in Orlando.
The new training center is expected to train 1,000 flight attendants throughout the year. The new hangar will be able to house the airlines Airbus A321 aircraft, as well as two outdoor parking spaces. Construction on the 35,000 square foot facility will begin next year and take a year and a half to complete. Orlando is one of the airline’s largest hubs with 57 nonstop flights, and the airline is the largest, by destination, at the airport.
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