Category Archives: Frontier Airlines (2nd)

Frontier Airlines launches service between Orlando and Antigua and Barbuda

Frontier Airlines today began weekly nonstop flights between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) in Antigua and Barbuda. The new service marks the only nonstop flight option between the two highly popular destinations.

New Route via V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU):

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Orlando (MCO)

Dec. 4, 2021

1x Weekly

Frequency and times are subject to change.

Frontier Airlines announces 18 nonstop routes, 2 new destinations

Frontier Airlines today announces a significant rollout of 18 nonstop routes, including two new destinations: Aguadilla, P.R. and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fla., plus service expansions in Cancun, Mexico and San Juan, P.R.

New Routes to Cancun International Airport (CUN):

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SERVICE FREQUENCY:

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Hartford, Conn. (BDL)**

Feb. 17, 2022

3x Weekly

To CUN: $99*

Buffalo, N.Y. (BUF)**

Feb. 18, 2022

3x Weekly

To CUN: $99*

Providence, R.I. (PVD)**

Feb. 19, 2022

1x Weekly

To CUN: $99*

**Subject to government approval.

New Routes to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL):

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Atlanta (ATL)

Feb. 17, 2022

Daily

$29*

Buffalo, N.Y. (BUF)

Feb. 17, 2022

Daily

$49*

Islip, N.Y. (ISP)

Feb. 17, 2022

Daily

$39*

Orlando (MCO)

Feb. 17, 2022

Daily

$19*

Philadelphia (PHL)

Feb. 17, 2022

Daily

$39*

Providence, R.I. (PVD)

Feb. 17, 2022

Daily

$59*

Stewart, N.Y. (SWF)

Feb. 17, 2022

3x Weekly

$59*

Trenton, N.J. (TTN)

Feb. 17, 2022

Daily

$49*

Albany, N.Y. (ALB)

Feb. 18, 2022

3x Weekly

$49*

Rochester, N.Y. (ROC)

Feb. 18, 2022

2x Weekly

$49*

Green Bay, Wis. (GRB)

Feb. 19, 2022

1x Weekly

$49*

Portland, Maine (PWM)

Feb. 19, 2022

1x Weekly

$49*

New Routes to San Juan Airport (SJU):

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Boston (BOS)

Feb. 17, 2022

4x Weekly

$79*

Hartford, Conn. (BDL)

Feb. 18, 2022

3x Weekly

$79

New Route to Rafael Hernández International Airport, Aguadilla, P.R. (BQN):

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Orlando (MCO)

March 24, 2022

3x Weekly

$59*

Indigo Partners portfolio airlines order 255 A321neo Family aircraft including 91 for Frontier

Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow.

This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ airlines to 1,145 A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft ordered today are a mix of A321neos and A321XLRs, which will be delivered to the individual airlines as follows:

  • Wizz Air: 102 aircraft (75 A321neo + 27 A321XLR)
  • Frontier: 91 aircraft (A321neo)
  • Volaris: 39 aircraft (A321neo)
  • JetSMART: 23 aircraft (21 A321neo + 2 A321XLR)

In addition to this order, Volaris and JetSMART will upconvert 38 A320neo to A321neo from their existing aircraft backlogs.

Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation.

Frontier Airlines launches 9 new nonstop Miami routes in November

Frontier Airlines this week launches eight new nonstop routes from Miami International Airport (MIA), including, three destinations in New York, plus Memphis – Tennessee’s Home of Blues, Soul and Rock ‘N’ Roll, and the Virginia coastal town of Norfolk.

In addition, Frontier will launch a new international destination from Miami soon with Aruba beginning later in November. The new service expands Frontier’s Miami route map to 36 nonstop destinations.

New Routes from Miami International Airport (MIA):

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Memphis, Tennessee (MEM)

Nov. 1, 2021

3x Weekly

$29*

Portland, Maine (PWM)

Nov. 1, 2021

3x Weekly

$29*

St. Louis (STL)

Nov. 1, 2021

3x Weekly

$29*

Syracuse, New York (SYR)

Nov. 1, 2021

2x Weekly

$29*

Norfolk, Virginia (ORF)

Nov. 2, 2021

3x Weekly

$29*

New Windsor, N.Y. (SWF)

Nov. 2, 2021

3x Weekly

$29*

Albany, New York (ALB)

Nov. 4, 2021

2x Weekly

$39*

Rochester, New York (ROC)

Nov. 4, 2021

2x Weekly

$39*

Aruba (AUA)

Nov. 20, 2021

1x Weekly

To AUA: $59*

Frequency and times are subject to change.

Bahamas celebrates Frontier Airlines inaugural flight to Nassau from Orlando

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation made this announcement:

Live Junkanoo performances and a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at the Orlando International Airport celebrated Frontier Airlines inaugural flight from Orlando to Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau.

The four-times weekly service brings passengers directly to the nation’s vibrant capital with fares as low as $69. The Islands of The Bahamas welcome Floridian travelers with open arms, turquoise water and plenty of sunshine.

There are a host of new developments, hotel reopenings and experiences happening throughout Nassau and Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island and the beloved Out Islands, making  The Bahamas one of the Caribbean’s top must-visit destinations:

  • Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts recently opened an all-new 300-room Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau, complete with 11 distinct dining options and an on-site waterpark.
  • Six-time James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson debuted his new restaurant, Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, at Baha Mar, sourcing the freshest local ingredients and Bahamian seafood, complete with a vibrant dining room and rooftop cocktail bar.
  • Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, an all-inclusive resort located in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, reopened, boasting an oceanfront pool, watersports and 4,000 feet of beautiful white-sand beaches.

The new nonstop route will operate once daily every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Frontier launches 13 new routes from Orlando this month

Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N373FR (msn 10451) (Francie, the Piping Plover) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 955733.

Frontier Airlines continues to expand in Orlando.

Frontier Airlines this week launches 13 new nonstop routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), including service to five international destinations: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico and The Bahamas. The new service expands Frontier’s Orlando route map to 81 nonstop destinations, the most of any airline at MCO.

New Routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO):

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Fort Myers, Fla. (RSW)

Nov. 1, 2021

Daily

$19*

Harlingen, Texas (HRL)

Nov. 1, 2021

2x Weekly

$39*

Pensacola, Fla. (PNS)

Nov. 1, 2021

3x Weekly

$19*

Sioux Falls, S.D. (FSD)

Nov. 1, 2021

2x Weekly

$49*

Bentonville, Ark. (XNA)

Nov. 1, 2021

2x Weekly

$39*

Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)

Nov. 2, 2021

3x Weekly

To MBJ: $79*

Nassau, The Bahamas (NAS)

Nov. 2, 2021

4x Weekly

To NAS: $49*

El Paso, Texas (ELP)

Nov. 3, 2021

2x Weekly

$59*

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID)

Nov. 4, 2021

2x Weekly

$39*

Fargo, N.D. (FAR)

Nov. 4, 2021

2x Weekly

$59*

San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)

Nov. 4, 2021

2x Weekly

To SAL: $69*

Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)

Nov. 6, 2021

1x Weekly

To CZM: $69*

Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)

Nov. 11, 2021

2x Weekly

To LIR: $69*

Antigua & Barbuda (ANU)

Dec. 4, 2021

1x Weekly

To ANU: $79*

Belize City, Belize (BZE)

Dec. 11, 2021

1x Weekly

To BZE: $69*

Turks & Caicos (PLS)

Dec. 19, 2021

1x Weekly

To PLS: $79*

Frequency and times are subject to change.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N373FR (msn 10451) (Francie, the Piping Plover) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 955733.

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Frontier Airlines expands at Tampa and 6 new nonstop routes to Cancun

"Fran, the Sea Lion"

Frontier Airlines today announced five new nonstop routes from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Bloomington, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Green Bay, Wisconsin; New York-LaGuardia and Rochester, New York.

With the addition of this new service, Frontier now offers 26 nonstop Tampa routes to a wide range of popular destinations.

Frontier is among TPA’s fastest growing airlines and established a crew base in Tampa this past spring.

New Routes from Tampa International Airport (TPA):

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Rochester, New York (ROC)

Nov. 30, 2021

4x Weekly

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

New York-LaGuardia (LGA)

Dec. 1, 2021

3x Weekly

$39*

Monday, Wednesday

Green Bay, Wisconsin (GRB)

Dec. 16, 2021

2x Weekly

$49*

Thursday, Sunday

Bloomington, Illinois (BMI)

Dec. 17, 2021

2x Weekly

$49*

Monday, Friday

Columbus, Ohio (CMH)

Dec. 17, 2021

3x Weekly

$49*

Monday, Wednesday

Frequency and times are subject to change.

In other news, Frontier Airlines today also announced six new nonstop routes to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Columbus, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Raleigh-Durham. With the addition of this new service, Frontier now offers 19 nonstop routes to Cancun, which is more than any other airline.

New Routes to Cancun International Airport (CUN):

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Boston (BOS)**

Dec. 16, 2021

Daily

To CUN: $89*

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Detroit (DTW)**

Dec. 16, 2021

3x Weekly

To CUN: $89*

Tuesday, Thursday

Minneapolis (MSP)**

Dec. 16, 2021

Daily

To CUN: $89*

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Baltimore (BWI)**

Dec. 17, 2021

4x Weekly

To CUN: $89*

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Columbus, Ohio (CMH)**

Jan. 21, 2021

2x Weekly

To CUN: $89*

Monday, Friday

Raleigh / Durham (RDU)**

Jan. 22, 2021

1x Weekly

To CUN: $89*

Saturday

**Subject to government approval.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N341FR (msn 8516) (Fran, the Sea Lion) LAS (Gunter Mayer). Image: 955300.

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Frontier Airlines retires the last Airbus A319

Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A319-112 N949FR (msn 2857) (Ermine) LAS (Ton Jochems). Image: 921280.

Frontier Airlines on September 8, 2021 marked a significant fleet milestone with the retirement of its last Airbus A319 aircraft – tail N949FR – delivered to the company in 2006.

The type had been grounded in March 2020 but it was returned to service when traffic picked up again. It is now being retired for the last time by the carrier.

Frontier passengers, crew and executives commemorated the occasion during flight 391 from Nashville (BNA) to Denver (DEN). The phase-out of the A319 is part of a fleet modernization plan by America’s Greenest Airline, that includes a strong focus on operating newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft.

“The retirement of Frontier’s last Airbus A319 aircraft is a proud and symbolic moment for our team as we look ahead towards a greener future,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Our ultra-modern fleet is already the most fuel-efficient in the U.S. skies and, as we continue the transition to A320neo (New Engine Option) and A321neo aircraft, our fuel savings and operational efficiencies continue to evolve.”

The final A319 tail featuring Erma the Ermine flew with Frontier for more than 15 years. The A319 model aircraft, which the company first began flying in 2001, played a vital role in Frontier’s success for more than 20 years, providing efficient, safe and reliable service, including during the airline’s transition to an ultra-low-cost carrier.

The aircraft’s final flight was marked with a special onboard announcement and giveaway items for customers, including a framable certificate commemorating the occasion. Denver-based crew were invited to greet the aircraft on its final arrival during a gate celebration, as well.

Frontier operates the youngest and most fuel-efficient U.S. fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft with an average age of only 4.1 years, including the largest A320neo fleet in North America. Moreover, with approximately 140 aircraft currently on order, Frontier’s modern fleet will continue to grow in the coming years, a testament to the company’s overall commitment to more sustainable, reliable and affordable flying.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A319-112 N949FR (msn 2857) (Ermine) LAS (Ton Jochems). Image: 921280.

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Aircastle delivers the final Airbus A320neo to Frontier Airlines

Aircastle Limited announced today that it has delivered the final two of four Airbus A320neo aircraft to Frontier Airlines, Inc. this week.

These aircraft are equipped with CFM Leap engines containing the latest fuel efficient-low emissions technology.

All four deliveries were made from Airbus’ final assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama.

Frontier Airlines announces a new employee vaccine policy effective October 1

Frontier Airlines has joined United Airlines in requiring vaccine shots for its employees:

Frontier Airlines, a leader in health measures throughout the pandemic, today announced a policy for all direct employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1, 2021. The latest action comes as COVID-19 cases – specifically of the Delta variant – have rapidly increased throughout the U.S.

“As we continue to watch the rapid increase of new COVID-19 cases across the United States caused by the Delta variant, I am concerned for the well-being of our team members, their families and friends,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO, Frontier Airlines. “Safety is of the utmost importance at Frontier and we need to take every step possible for us to keep our teams safe, protect the operation and protect our passengers. The time has come to do what we can to help put an end to COVID-19.”

Frontier employees that choose not to or are unable to get vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test on a regular basis. Frontier recognizes the value its union leaders provide and invites them to work with airline leadership to establish testing protocols that work for employees, their health and the overall safety of the workforce.

Frontier has been at the forefront of health safety throughout the pandemic and implemented an employee mask requirement in April 2020, followed by a requirement that all passengers wear masks less than a month later. Additionally, in early 2020, the airline enhanced onboard cleaning utilizing fogging technology and added a health acknowledgement affirming customers understand COVID-19 protocols and have not been recently exposed to the virus or experienced known symptoms. A vaccination policy is a clear next step for the airline as it remains committed to the health and safety of all passengers and crew members.

“The good news is that the vast majority of our employees have already taken this important step and have gotten vaccinated,” Biffle added. “I hope the step we’re announcing today will further increase the percentage of our workforce that’s fully vaccinated.”