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Frontier Expands Connectivity From 38 Airports

The ultra-low-cost carrier looks to bolster its route network with new routes from bases across the country.

A Frontier A320neo in Denver (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Frontier — a major ultra-low-cost carrier in the U.S. — announced the significant launch of new and resuming routes from a variety of airports and cities in its network, many of which feature flights from its crew and operating bases. The carrier is eager to prepare for the summer travel season, as these new routes will begin in April, May, or June.

“This is a massive expansion of our operation from coast to coast and internationally as part of our focus on growing in underserved and overpriced routes,” Josh Flyr, Vice President for the carrier’s network and operations design, said in a press release. “More destinations and greater frequency means a larger number of consumers will soon be able to enjoy Frontier’s convenient, affordable ‘Low Fares Done Right.”

Some of the new flights will launch from the airline’s current and future domestic bases such as Atlanta, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa, Philadelphia, Orlando, and Miami among several other destinations in the network.

In addition, the airline will have routes beyond the continental U.S. such as Dallas/Ft. Worth to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico starting on May 16, which operates twice a week. New Flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will start in June.

Last year, the airline added eight new routes from Puerto Rico for the summer and will add eight more this summer, specifically to San Juan. These new routes will allow the notable ultra-low-cost carrier to grow and make a major push towards strengthening its presence at major airports that are hubs for the legacy carriers.

Furthermore, Frontier will be able to better target itself towards the leisure traveler, especially from its expanding network of bases.

Airline’s New Bases

While the airline is actively involved in adding more routes and increasing connectivity in its route map, Frontier is also currently focusing on its pilots and flight attendants. While Frontier was not successful in merging with Spirit, one of its major competitors, due to an offer from JetBlue, the ultra-low-cost carrier is adding to its growing list of existing bases, such as Cleveland and Cincinnati while reopening a pilot base in Chicago for this year.

In a press release from Fall 2023, Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier, said, “The opening of a crew base will bring new jobs and meaningful wage impact to the greater Cincinnati area creating positive benefit for the airport and local community.”

Additionally, Frontier recently announced its intention to open a base in San Juan, which will allow the airline to grow on the island and across the Caribbean.

“Our base will provide significant economic impact and new jobs for Puerto Ricans. A crew base also helps support smooth flight operations — benefiting customers flying to and from the island who will have access to a wide variety of destinations, including a number of underserved markets, as we continue to grow our Puerto Rico operations,” Biffle said, in regards to the new base on the island.

The new routes come on the heels of Frontier focusing on growing the size of its crew and investing in its staffing. The airline expects to have a significant economic impact in Puerto Rico and generate crucial demand for the rest of its network.

Benjamin Pham

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  • Benjamin Pham

    Benjamin has had a love for aviation since a young age, growing up in Tampa with a strong interest in airplane models and playing with them. When he moved to the Washington, D.C. area, Benjamin took part in aviation photography for a couple of years at Gravelly Point and Dulles Airport, before dedicating planespotting to only when he traveled to the other airports. He is an avid, world traveler, having been able to reach 32 countries, yearning to explore and understand more cultures soon. Currently, Benjamin is an Air Transporation Management student at Arizona State University. He hopes to enter the airline industry to improve the passenger experience and loyalty programs while keeping up to how technology is being integrated into airports.

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