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Frontier Airlines Announces New Routes and Destinations

Frontier Airlines has announced continued aggressive expansion plans as travel demand continues to pick up. Although travel is still down due to COVID-19 the airline has continuously expanded over the past eight months to new, leisure-based destinations. The airline’s latest announcement includes 18 new routes and three new destinations for the airline. These new routes include flights to a new destination in Mexico and an increased presence in the Caribbean.

The airline has stated that 19 new routes will be added. However, they include a route between Orlando and Ontario, Calif., on this list. Although the route is not currently operating, the airline has flown it before, as recently as June 2020. 

New Flights From Orlando

Destination Start Date Frequency
Cancun, Mexico Feb. 11, 2021 4x weekly
Miami, Florida Feb. 11, 2021 Daily
Wilmington, Delaware Feb. 11, 2021 3x weekly
Ontario, California Feb. 11, 2021 4x weekly
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Feb. 11, 2021 2x weekly
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Feb. 11, 2021 2x weekly
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Feb. 19, 2021 2x weekly

The Denver-based airline’s flights between Orlando and Wilmington, Del. will mark a return to the nation’s smallest state for the first time since 2015. It will also mean Frontier will be the only carrier serving Delaware regularly.

The carrier will add flights from Cozumel, Mexico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Oakland. The carrier has not previously served Oakland or St. Thomas. Frontier last served Cozumel in August 2015, at the time operating once-weekly services to Denver.

Expansion Out West

The airline announced two new routes out of Denver.

Destination Start Date Frequency
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Feb. 11, 2021 2x weekly
Cozumel, Mexico Feb. 13, 2021 Saturday Only

The airline also announced it would serve three new cities from Oakland, Calif.

“We’re excited to expand our network with these 19 new routes and bring our brand of friendly service and low fares to three great new destinations,” Frontier Senior VP of Commercial Daniel Shurz

Destination Start Date Frequency
Denver, Colorado Feb. 4, 2021

March 11, 2021

4x weekly

Daily

Las Vegas, Nevada Feb. 5, 2021

March 11, 2021

2x weekly

4x weekly

Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 5, 2021

March 11, 2021

2x weekly

4x weekly

Frontier’s new routes include large expansion from Ontario to popular leisure destinations around the country. There is also some intra-California flying included, something that was last attempted by the airline in July 2007, when it flew between San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

Destination Start Date Frequency
Las Vegas, Nevada Feb. 11, 2021 4x weekly
Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

2x weekly

4x weekly

San Francisco, California March 11, 2021

May 13, 2021

2x weekly

4x weekly

Sacramento, California March 12, 2021

May 10, 2021

2x weekly

4x weekly

Miami, Florida April 12, 2021 4x weekly
Chicago – O’Hare May 13, 2021 4x weekly

The airline will also add flights between Sacramento, Calif. and Phoenix, Ariz. These flights will operate twice weekly from Feb. 11 until March 11, 2021. From then on, the route will operate four times weekly.

Jace Moseley
Jace Moseley
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