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Frontier Airlines announces 8 new routes with 4 from Miami and also 3 new summer destinations

"Wellington, the Black-Footed Ferret"

Frontier Airlines today announced its expansion of summer 2021 service with eight new nonstop routes, including the addition of three new destinations: Nassau, The Bahamas; San Jose, Costa Rica and St. Maarten. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $29*.

New Route via Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW):

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Cancun (CUN)

June 10, 2021

3x Weekly

$89*

Tuesday, Thursday

New Routes via Miami International Airport (MIA):

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Myrtle Beach (MYR)

June 10, 2021

5x Weekly

$29*

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Nassau, The Bahamas (NAS)

June 24, 2021

4x Weekly

$39*

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

July 2, 2021

2x Weekly

$79*

Monday, Friday

St. Maarten (SXM)

July 10, 2021

1x Weekly

$89*

Saturday

New Routes via Orlando International Airport (MCO):

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San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

July 1, 2021

2x Weekly

$89*

Thursday, Sunday

St. Maarten (SXM)

July 10, 2021

1x Weekly

$89*

Saturday

New Routes via Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU):

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St. Thomas, USVI (STT)

June 12, 2021

1x Weekly

$29*

Saturday

Additional Miami International Airport made this announcement:

On April 15, low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines and Miami-Dade County officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the airline’s inaugural flight from Miami International Airport to San Salvador that day, as well as its new Miami-Guatemala City service that began on April 12. Frontier is now serving both routes with twice-weekly service.

Photo: MIA Director Lester Sola addresses guests at the airline’s launch event.

Frontier topped off its busy week at MIA by announcing that it will be launching service to four more cities this summer: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (5x weekly) on June 10; Nassau, Bahamas (4x weekly) on June 24; San Jose, Costa Rica (2x weekly) on July 2; and St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (1x weekly) on July 10. Myrtle Beach is not currently served by any other airline at MIA.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N362FR (msn 9222) (Wellington, the Black-Footed Ferret) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952369.

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Frontier announces 8 new or restored routes

"Courtney, the Cougar"

Frontier Airlines has announced its expansion of summer 2021 service with eight new nonstop routes in key markets, including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, plus the addition of Alaska to the airline’s network.

New Routes via Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW):

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Ontario, Calif. (ONT)

June 11, 2021

4x Weekly

$39*

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Salt Lake City (SLC)

June 10, 2021

3x Weekly

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

Photo: Mirko Scherrer.

New Routes via Denver International Airport (DEN):

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Anchorage (ANC)

June 9, 2021

2x Weekly

$79*

To ANC: Wednesday / From ANC: Thursday

Durango (DRO)

June 4, 2021

4x Weekly

$19*

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Grand Junction (GJT)

June 8, 2021

3x Weekly

$19*

Tuesday, Thursday

Kalispell (FCA)

June 17, 2021

3x Weekly

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

New Route via McCarran International Airport (LAS):

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Durango, Colorado (DRO)

June 11, 2021

2x Weekly

$49*

Monday, Friday

New Routes via Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC):

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Chicago (ORD)

June 10, 2021

3x Weekly

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

Dallas (DFW)

June 10, 2021

3x Weekly

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

Frontier requires all customers and crew members wear a face covering throughout their travel journey. Plus, anyone flying with Frontier must complete a health acknowledgement prior to flying confirming that:

  • Neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited Covid-19 related symptoms in the last 14 days
  • They will wash their hands/sanitize before boarding the flight
  • They understand and acknowledge the airline’s face covering policy and pre-boarding temperature screening policies

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A321-211 WL N702FR (msn 6825) (Courtney, the Cougar) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952367.

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Frontier Airlines to add three new routes, two from Chicago O’Hare and DFW

Frontier Airlines (2nd) is adding three new routes coming in June:

Here is the full list of new routes and start dates and introductory fares:

Markets Included in this Offer One Way Fare Service Date Applicable Day of Week
Chicago, IL to/from St. Louis, MO     $29     6/11/2021     MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Dallas, TX to/from Chicago, IL     $39     6/11/2021     MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Dallas, TX to/from Nashville, TN     $49     6/10/2021     TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Market Intro Fares

 

Fares must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Apr. 11, 2021.  Fares are valid for travel on select days effective May. 20, 2021 through Sep. 2, 2021.  The following blackout dates apply: Jun. 30-Jul. 7, 2021. Round trip purchase is not required.

Travel days are indicated by each market below.

Markets Included One Way Fare Service Start Applicable Day of Week
Buffalo, NY to/from Myrtle Beach, SC      $39     6/11/2021     MONDAY AND FRIDAY
Myrtle Beach, SC to/from Providence, RI     $39     6/10/2021     THURSDAY AND SUNDAY
Myrtle Beach, SC to/from Portland, ME     $49     6/12/2021     SATURDAY
Orlando, FL to/from Rochester, NY     $49     5/20/2021     MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
Miami, FL to/from Montego Bay, Jamaica     $89     5/28/2021     MONDAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

 

Market Intro Fares

Fares must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Apr. 11, 2021.  Fares are valid for travel on select days effective Jun. 10, 2021 through Oct. 11, 2021.  The following blackout dates apply: Jun. 30-Jul. 7, 2021; Sep. 1-7, 2021. Round trip purchase is not required.

Travel days are indicated by each market below.

Market Included  One Way Fare Service Start Applicable Day of Week
Atlanta, GA to/from Hartford, CT      $49      6/11/2021      MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Atlanta, GA to/from Cleveland, OH      $29      6/11/2021      MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Atlanta, GA to/from Providence, RI      $49      7/12/2021      MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Atlanta, GA to/from Portland, ME      $49      7/13/2021      TUESDAY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY
Atlanta, GA to/from Dallas, TX      $39      6/11/2021      MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
Atlanta, GA to/from Phoenix, AZ      $69      6/10/2021      TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Philadelphia, PA to/from Providence, RI      $29      7/12/2021      TO PVD MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY. FROM PVD TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Philadelphia, PA to/from Portland, ME      $29      7/13/2021      TO PWM TUESDAY THURDAY AND SATURDAY. FROM PWM MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

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Frontier announces pricing of Initial Public Offering (IPO)

 

Frontier Group Holdings, Inc. has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 30 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $19.00 per share. The offering consists of 15 million shares of common stock offered by Frontier and 15 million shares of common stock to be sold by certain of Frontier’s existing stockholders. A selling stockholder has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to buy an additional 4.5 million shares of common stock from such selling stockholder at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discount and commissions. Frontier will receive net proceeds of approximately $266 million after deducting the underwriting discount and commissions and estimated offering expenses. Frontier will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares by the selling stockholders.

The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on April 1, 2021 under the ticker symbol “ULCC.” The offering is expected to close on April 6, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

 

Frontier Airlines starts using Recaro’s new SL3710 seats

Recaro has made this announcement:

Recaro Aircraft Seating’s (Recaro) lightweight SL3710 seat made its North America debut on Frontier Airlines’ (Frontier) A320 aircraft on March 23, 2021. Weighing in at 8 kilograms, the seat is the lightest member in the economy class seat market and supports Frontier’s mission of being “America’s Greenest Airline.”

Frontier is slated to receive 156 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft over the next six years, which will be equipped with 186 and 240 SL3710 seats, respectively. Starting in July 2020, Recaro ramped up the customization and certification process to ensure the first seats would begin delivery in February 2021.

The combination of an ergonomic seat design and durable materials delivers a comfortable and efficient SL3710 economy class seat. Revamped armrests, spacious tray tables and adaptable backrest concept provide passengers of all sizes with a comfortable flight experience. The optimized components of the SL3710 seat requires 50% less maintenance for airlines. In addition, the lightweight materials and seat coverings created with recycled leather reduce fuel consumption costs and minimize an aircraft’s carbon footprint.

Colorado-based Frontier Airlines operates more than 100 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the United States serving approximately 100 destinations in North America. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to making Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline.

This order is a part of a larger award between Recaro and Indigo Partners, which consists of 100,000 seats being delivered to Frontier, Wizz Air, Volaris, JetSmart and Enerjet.

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Frontier Airlines to establish a new crew base in Tampa and future plans to establish Atlanta base

Frontier Airlines will establish a crew base at Tampa International Airport (TPA) opening in May 2021. Approximately 250 flight attendants and 140 pilots will be based at TPA this year with that number expected to increase in the future. Additionally, the airline announced its intention to open a crew base at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in late 2021.

“With our low-cost structure and focus on leisure travel, Frontier is exceptionally well positioned to increase operations this year and continue to expand in these two growing markets,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO, Frontier Airlines. “We anticipate that nearly 400 Frontier crew members will be based in Tampa by the end of 2021. Atlanta is also on the radar for later this year and those details will become more solidified as things progress.”

Both markets have become increasingly important destinations for Frontier with anticipated growth in routes in and out of those cities during the course of 2021. Frontier currently offers nearly 20 nonstop routes from Tampa International Airport and more than 15 nonstop options from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with a wide range of additional flight connection opportunities within Frontier’s domestic and international network.

CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST TAILS!We are happy to welcome our newest members to the Frontier family: Cruz the Island FoxChinook the Gray Wolf, and Watson the Key Deer. Learn more about them and our other animal friends.

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Frontier Airlines unveils new 30 percent lighter seat design

Frontier Airlines has unveiled details of its latest action to reduce the company’s environmental footprint with a new aircraft seat design that will feature a 30 percent weight reduction over existing seats. The seats are the latest measure in a variety of other innovative fuel savings initiatives from America’s Greenest Airline. The new seats will also offer extra comfort and larger tray tables versus earlier designs.

The new seats will be featured on 156 Airbus aircraft currently on order and scheduled for delivery beginning in March 2021. The seats are part of a major deal between Recaro Aircraft Seating, part of Germany’s world-renowned seat design and manufacturing company Recaro Group, and Indigo Partners, which owns a portfolio of airlines including Frontier.

On an average Airbus A321 aircraft, the fuel savings equates to 31,683 gallons per year. Based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency equivalency calculators, the fuel savings provided by the new seats across the 156 aircraft over the course of a year is equal to the elimination of approximately 642 million plastic bottles, or more than 1.1 billion plastic bags, or more than 15 billion plastic straws from the environment.

Frontier has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 43 percent fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines’ 2019 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline.

The order encompasses approximately 32,600 seats installed on Frontier aircraft. The new Recaro seats are expected to begin rolling out with the delivery of an A320neo in March 2021 with implementation completed by mid-2027.

In other news, Frontier Airlines has announced that Rocky the Owl, who captured hearts around the world when the diminutive bird was discovered in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, will be featured on a new Frontier aircraft tail, joining more than 100 other animal tails in the Frontier fleet.

The A320neo aircraft is scheduled for delivery in 2021. All Frontier Airlines planes feature animals on their tails, many of which represent endangered species. From Chinook, the Gray Wolf and Wellington the Black-Footed Ferret to Cortez the Green Turtle and the iconic Grizwald the Bear, Frontier’s animal tails are popular with kids and adults, alike.

Rocky, the northern saw-whet owl, was discovered in the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce destined for Rockefeller Center after the tree was cut down on November 12. The bird was taken to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, New York, for rehabilitation and released back into the wild on Tuesday, November 24.

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Frontier Airlines announces 19 nonstop routes and 3 new destinations

Frontier Airlines today announced 19 nonstop routes and three new destinations: Cozumel, Mexico; Oakland, California; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The announcement includes new coast-to-coast routes from the convenience of Southern California’s Ontario International Airport (ONT), nonstop flights between popular west coast destinations and seven new routes from Orlando.

New routes from Denver International Airport (DEN):

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Cozumel International Airport (CZM)

Feb. 13, 2021

1x Weekly

$99*

Saturday

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Feb. 4, 2021

4x Weekly / Daily Beginning March 11, 2021

$29*

Monday, Thursday

Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)

Feb. 11, 2021

2x Weekly

$99*

Thursday, Sunday

New routes from Oakland International Airport (OAK):

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Denver International Airport (DEN)

Feb. 4, 2021

4x Weekly / Daily Beginning March 11, 2021

$29*

Monday, Thursday

McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Feb. 5, 2021

2x Weekly / 4x Weekly Beginning March 11, 2021

$19*

Monday

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Feb. 5, 2021

2x Weekly / 4x Weekly Beginning March 11, 2021

$19*

Monday

New routes from Ontario International Airport (ONT):

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Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

May 13, 2021

4x Weekly

$44*

Monday, Thursday

McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Feb. 11, 2021

4x Weekly

$19*

Monday, Thursday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

April 12, 2021

4x Weekly

$89*

Monday, Thursday

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Feb. 11, 2021

4x Weekly

$89*

Monday, Thursday

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Feb. 11, 2021

2x Weekly / 4x Weekly Beginning March 11, 2020

$19*

Thursday

Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

March 12, 2021

2 Weekly / 4x Weekly Beginning May 10, 2021

$19*

Monday

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

March 11, 2021

2x Weekly / 4x Weekly Beginning May 13, 2021

$19*

Thursday

New routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO):

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Cancún International Airport (CUN)

Feb. 11, 2021

4x Weekly

$89*

Monday, Thursday

Cyril E. King Airport / St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)

Feb. 19, 2021

2x Weekly

$59*

Monday, Friday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Feb. 11, 2021

Daily

$19*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

New Castle Airport, Delaware (ILG)

Feb. 11, 2021

3x Weekly

$19*

Tuesday, Thursday

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Feb. 11, 2021

4x Weekly

$89*

Monday, Thursday

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)

Feb. 11, 2021

2x Weekly

$79*

Thursday, Sunday

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ)

Feb. 11, 2021

2x Weekly

$99*

Thursday, Sunday

New routes from Sacramento International Airport (SMF):

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Ontario International Airport (ONT)

March 12, 2021

2x Weekly / 4x Weekly May 10, 2021

$19*

Monday

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Feb. 11, 2021

2x Weekly / 4x Weekly Beginning March 11, 2021

$19*

Thursday

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Frontier CEO says CDC should update coronavirus travel advice

From USA Today:

Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle (above) has called on the CDC to update its advice of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a report by USA Today.

The airline also stated it has received only 27 requests from the CDS since January for contact tracing.

Read the full report.

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In related news, Frontier Airlines on July 29 welcomed the 100th aircraft to its all-Airbus fleet, an A320neo (N369FR) assembled in Mobile, Alabama, featuring ‘Chinook the Gray Wolf’ on the tail with a distinctive starry night backdrop.

“Taking delivery of the 100th Airbus aircraft in our fleet marks a tremendous milestone for our company,” said Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines. “We have significantly expanded our fleet in recent years as Frontier has continued to grow both domestically and internationally.” Biffle noted that Frontier operates the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. and has been an industry leader in sustainability initiatives and carbon reduction.

The Airbus A320neo (new engine option) is the latest enhancement to the A320 family offering greater fuel efficiency and noise reduction, compared to previous models. Frontier currently has a total of 160 additional Airbus aircraft on order, scheduled for delivery between now and 2027.

The aircraft’s namesake, ‘Chinook the Gray Wolf,’ was a female wolf-dog hybrid that was rescued in 1993 hours before she was to be put down because of the ‘wolf-hybrid’ label. The wolf’s rescue became the impetus for the creation of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, located in Divide, Colorado. Chinook passed away in 2007, but her legacy continues to drive awareness and conservation efforts for the species.

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Frontier Airlines to implement airport temperature screenings effective June 1, 2020

Frontier Airlines has announced it will implement temperature screenings for all passengers and team members prior to boarding flights, effective June 1, 2020. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be denied boarding. Additionally, effective tomorrow, May 8, passengers will be required to wear face coverings on all flights, as previously announced in late April.

“The health and safety of everyone flying Frontier is paramount and temperature screenings add an additional layer of protection for everyone onboard,” said Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle. “This new step during the boarding process, coupled with face coverings and elevated disinfection procedures, will serve to provide Frontier customers an assurance that their well-being is our foremost priority and we are taking every measure to help them travel comfortably and safely.”

Customers will be screened via touchless thermometers prior to boarding. If a customer’s temperature reading is 100.4 degrees or higher, they will be given time to rest, if the flight departure time allows, before receiving a second check. If the second check is 100.4 degrees or higher, a Frontier gate agent will explain to the customer that they will not be flying that day for the health and safety of others. Frontier will work with that customer to rebook travel on a later date or otherwise accommodate the traveler’s preferences with respect to their reservation.

Additionally, all Frontier airport team members will be held to the same standard and not be allowed to work if their temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher at the start of their shift. Frontier will not maintain a record of the temperatures of passengers or team members.

Biffle noted that the company believes passengers should be screened as they are entering an airport and the Transportation Security Administration and airport authorities may be working to lay that groundwork. In the meantime, Frontier intends to conduct its own temperature screenings until such a plan is put in place.

The airline updated its boarding procedures in April to board passengers from the rear of the aircraft to the front and to encourage six feet of separation between passengers during the boarding process.

Additionally, in April, Frontier announced sweeping enhancements to improve the health and safety of every step of a customer’s travel journey with the airline. Beginning with a health acknowledgement prior to completing check-in via the company’s website or mobile app, passengers are required to confirm that:

  • Neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited Covid-19 related symptoms in the last 14 days
  • They will check their temperature before heading to the airport and not travel if they have a fever
  • They will wash their hands/sanitize before boarding the flight
  • They understand and acknowledge the airline’s face covering policy

Frontier also introduced a fogging disinfectant to its already stringent aircraft cleaning and sanitation protocols, which provides a safe, certified disinfecting solution proven to be effective against many viruses, including coronavirus. The fogging includes virtually every surface in the passenger cabin. Planes are wiped down every night with additional disinfectant, as well.

During flight, main cabin air is a mix of fresh air drawn from outside and air that has been passed through an air filtration system that features HEPA filters capable of capturing respiratory virus particles at more than 99.7% efficiency – similar to those used in hospital environments. Frontier’s modern all-Airbus fleet is among the youngest in the world – all aircraft currently in operation are less than four years old.

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