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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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Frontier Airlines introduces aircraft fogging and customer health acknowledgements

Frontier Airlines has introduced a highly effective fogging disinfection solution across its fleet and has implemented a new step in the check-in process that requires passengers to acknowledge and certify that they meet certain health-related requirements for travel. The company has also implemented a program to help facilitate social distancing on aircraft.

“We are strongly focused on implementing a variety of new processes and procedures that will further elevate our already stringent practices for sanitizing our aircraft and keeping our passengers healthy during travel,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO of Frontier Airlines. “These efforts demonstrate our very strong commitment to our customers and team members. We want travelers to feel the same level of confidence onboard our aircraft as they do in their homes,” said Biffle.

New Aircraft Fogging Disinfection

The company recently implemented a new fogging disinfectant on board its aircraft that administers a safe, certified disinfecting solution proven to be effective against many viruses and diseases, including coronavirus. The fogging includes virtually every surface in the passenger cabin and the treatment is effective in killing viruses for up to 10 days. Planes are wiped down every night with disinfectant, as well.

New Health Acknowledgement at Check-In

Earlier this week, Frontier implemented a new program that requires passengers to accept a health acknowledgement prior to completing check-in via the company’s website or mobile app. Passengers are required to certify that:

  • Neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited COVID19-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

All flight crews are operating under the same parameters.

Passenger Distancing on Aircraft

To support social distancing for those who need to travel in the coming weeks, the airline has undertaken measures to separate passengers by blocking every other row on its aircraft on flights departing through the first week of May.

Earlier this year, Frontier significantly amplified its cleaning protocols, overall, in response to the global spread of COVID-19. Aircraft receive thorough cleaning of customer touchpoints between flights and overnight, along with regular fogging treatments. 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 (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters capable of capturing respiratory virus particles at more than 99.7% efficiency — similar to those used in hospital environments.

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Frontier announces new routes to Ontario and Phoenix

Frontier Airlines (2nd) has announced new service from Seattle/Tacoma to Ontario International Airport. This service marks six new (Miami, Las Vegas, Newark, San Salvador, Guatemala City, and Seattle) ONT routes, with Frontier, that will begin this spring and summer.

Frontier also announced new daily service from Phoenix to Los Angeles (LAX) and Mineta San Jose International Airport. This makes for a total of 17 cities Frontier serves out of Phoenix.

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Frontier expands at Philadelphia, will return to Wilmington, DE

Frontier Airlines has announced the expansion of service at Philadelphia International Airport with three new nonstop routes to Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

With the addition of these new routes, Frontier will offer 24 nonstop options from PHL and serve 13 of the 15 largest domestic markets from Philadelphia, including the only nonstop, ultra-low-cost flights to Boston and Chicago.

In other news, Frontier will restore seasonal service to Wilmington, Delaware on May 14, 2020 with service to Orlando three days a week.

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Frontier Airlines announces 25 new routes, including service to Central America, new crew base in Miami

Frontier Airlines today announces 25 nonstop routes, including its return to Central America with flights to Guatemala City and San Salvador.

The carrier is also adding service to two new destinations in the Dominican Republic: Santiago and Santo Domingo.

In addition, the airline introduced plans for a crew base in Miami.

Opening in March 2020, Frontier’s newest base in Miami will grow to more than 100 flight attendants and 30 pilots within the first three months. The base will create new jobs in Miami for pilots and flight attendants, contributing to the area’s economic growth. In addition, Frontier’s base commitment in South Florida will allow for additional flexibility scheduling flights and increased reliability.

New routes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

El Salvador International Airport (SAL)

June 18, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$39*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

San Juan Airport (SJU)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

New routes from Miami International Airport (MIA):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

April 23, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$39*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

El Salvador International Airport (SAL)

June 18, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$59*

Tuesday, Thursday

Guatemala City

La Aurora International Airport (GUA)

May 10, 2020

Daily then

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday effective June 18, 2020

$59*

Wednesday

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)

May 10, 2020

Daily

$49*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN)

April 23, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

New routes from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Cancun International Airport (CUN)

March 10, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$39*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Denver International Airport (DEN)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$59*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$59*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

March 10, 2020

Daily

$49*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santiago de los Caballeros Cibao International Airport (STI)

May 28, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ)

March 10, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

New routes from Ontario International Airport (ONT):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

El Salvador International Airport (SAL)

June 18, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$89*

Tuesday, Thursday

McCarran International Airport (LAS)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

La Aurora International Airport (GUA)

May 10, 2020

Daily, then Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday effective June 18, 2020

$89*

Wednesday

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

New routes to San Juan Airport (SJU):

SERVICE FROM

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$59*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

May 15, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Frontier operates over 90 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S.

With over 150 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.

Trans States Airlines and Frontier Airlines announce flow program for aircraft maintenance technicians

Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N844HK (msn 14500838) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 948219.

Trans States Airlines made this announcement:

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) at Trans States Airlines now have a defined pathway to a guaranteed job at Frontier Airlines.  A new program launched by the two airlines guarantees AMTs at Trans States an AMT position at Frontier after as little as three years of service with Trans States.

AMTs, who are also known as Aircraft Mechanics, are critical to an airline’s safety and performance.  This program comes amid an industry-wide shortage of qualified AMTs, with not enough new AMTs entering the field to meet increased demand and replace forecasted retirements.

While the nationwide pilot shortage gave rise to numerous programs for regional airline pilots that facilitate the transition to major airlines, this program is the first of its kind for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

“While the pilot shortage may get the most press, the AMT shortage is real and it is here,” said Brian Randow, Chief Operating Officer at Trans States Airlines.  “In this competitive hiring environment, we must find ways to attract talented AMTs to our airline.  A guaranteed job with a top airline like Frontier is a tremendous incentive to join our team, and it’s something that no other airline can offer.”

“As an industry, we must continue to find creative opportunities to meet current demand, but also ensure that the next generation of aviators is stronger and more robust than it is today,” added Matt Wright, Director of Maintenance at Trans States.  “This program, in conjunction with the Trans States Apprentice program for aspiring AMTs, provides a clear and defined career path from high school to retirement, and will be instrumental in achieving those goals.”

“With the limited number of Aircraft Mechanics currently entering the field, this new program, the first in the industry, will allow us to hire experienced AMT’s through a more streamlined process. As we [Frontier Airlines] continue to grow and expand our network, there’s never been a better time to join Frontier, America’s fastest-growing and Greenest Airline,” said Trevor Stedke, Senior Vice President of Operations for Frontier Airlines.

Other recent Trans States initiatives to attract qualified AMTs include a new program targeted at military aircraft mechanics that funds the costs of civilian licensing requirements, as well as a signing bonus of up to $15,000.  Hourly pay for Trans States AMTs is among the highest in the regional airline industry and includes up to $5,000 in annual retention benefits.  Trans States was also the first regional airline to launch a paid apprentice program for aspiring AMTs.

Top Copyright Photo: Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N844HK (msn 14500838) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 948219.

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Frontier announces 15 nonstop routes from Newark Liberty International Airport

"O'Malley, the Mallard Duck", delivered on July 26, 2019

Frontier Airlines has announced new low-cost service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with 15 nonstop routes, including two international destinations: Cancun**, Mexico and Punta Cana**, Dominican Republic.

The new routes include the only low-cost, nonstop options from EWR to Cancun**, Mexico; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Miami; Punta Cana**, Dominican Republic; Phoenix; Raleigh, N.C., and San Juan**.

In addition, Frontier will offer the only nonstop, cross-country option to Ontario, Calif., opening an affordable, convenient option for travel to the Los Angeles area.

Frontier’s flights from Newark will operate entirely outside the delay prone afternoon hours.

New routes from EWR beginning Nov. 14, 2019:

TO/FROM

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Daily

$15*

Tuesday, Wednesday

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Twice Daily

$15*

Tuesday, Wednesday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Daily

(Twice Daily eff. Dec. 10, 2019)

$15*

Tuesday, Wednesday

San Juan Airport (SJU)**

Daily

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday

New routes from EWR beginning Dec. 10, 2019:

TO/FROM

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Daily

$15*

Tuesday, Wednesday

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Daily

$15*

Tuesday, Wednesday

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Daily

$15*

Tuesday, Wednesday

Service to Palm Beach is seasonal, frequency and times are subject to change.

New routes from EWR beginning March and April 2020 with tickets going on sale at a later date:

TO/FROM

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)**

Cancun International Airport (CUN)**

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Frontier operates over 90 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S.

With over 150 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America. Frontier’s young fleet also ensures that the company keeps fares low and that customers will enjoy a pleasant and reliable experience flying with the airline.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N356FR (msn 9065) (O’Malley, the Mallard Duck) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947357.

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Frontier Airlines kicks off Green Week with America’s greenest flight

Frontier Airlines has made this announcement:

Frontier Airlines kicks off Green Week and operates America’s Greenest Flight, highlighting the airline’s commitment to fuel efficiency and focus on sustainability. The flight will operate from Denver to GREEN-ville, S.C. utilizing one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world, the Airbus A320neo, which is a significant contributor to Frontier operating the most fuel-efficient fleet in the U.S. For the next week, Frontier will be encouraging others to live greener with sustainable giveaways and invites everyone with the last name “Green” to fly for free on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Today’s greenest flight is focused on sustainability on every level. Service items utilized include compostable cold cups, hot cups and napkins made from recycled materials and bamboo stir sticks. Customers will enjoy snacks utilizing eco-friendly packaging and cans, bottles, paper and plastic will be separated and recycled. To further lessen the environmental impact, Frontier is planting enough trees to offset the flight’s carbon footprint. In addition, all passengers onboard America’s Greenest Flight will receive “green inspired” gifts to encourage them think sustainably long after they have reached their destination.

Frontier exclusively operates the A320 family of aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S., delivering the highest level of noise reduction and fuel-efficiency, compared to previous models. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 39% fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines 2018 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines).

There are many ways to think about Frontier’s fuel savings, for example: it’s the equivalent of the carbon used to produce 359 billion straws, or the fuel used to make 15.2 billion plastic bottles, or the greenhouse gas emissions from 192,000 cars on the road for one year. Added up, that’s an average of 19 barrels of oil saved for every flight completed by Frontier and 102 million gallons of fuel saved in 2018 alone.

Frontier began its green journey in 2013 and has progressively introduced new, innovative technology and solutions to reduce its carbon impact.

  • In 2013, Frontier added sharklets to its aircraft, a wingtip that increases the fuel efficiency of Airbus aircraft by 4%, equaling an annual CO2 reduction of 700 tons per aircraft. That same year, Frontier unbundled flight services, putting passengers in charge and reducing the number of carry-on bags on-board each aircraft and weight from snacks and drinks.
  • In 2014, Frontier switched to paperless cockpits, utilizing Electronic Flight Bags and removing in-flight magazines, saving weight and thousands of pounds of paper.
  • In 2015, Frontier introduced new, modern seats throughout its fleet and removed heavy televisions from its seatbacks, allowing for higher seating capacity and weight savings. In addition, the Frontier mobile application was introduced, conveying real-time information to passengers without having to print out documents.
  • In 2016, Frontier marked its biggest advance in fuel-efficiency yet, the introduction of A320neo aircraft to its fleet. These aircraft are equipped with next generation engine technology, delivering significant fuel savings and a 50% reduction in noise footprint as compared to the previous generation.
  • In 2017, the Frontier team moved into a state-of-the-art LEED-Certified HQ building, designed and built to meet the highest energy savings, water efficiency and CO2 emissions standards.
  • In 2018, 18 new aircraft were added to the Frontier fleet (16 A320neo, 2 A321ceo). By the end of 2018, our fleet was comprised of 39% aircraft with new engine technology designed to deliver optimal fuel efficiency.
  • In 2019, Frontier introduced biodegradable cups in-flight and plans to remove plastic drink stirrers and replace them with wooden ones. By the end of the year, over half of Frontier’s fleet will be made up of A320neo aircraft, an accomplishment unmatched by other U.S. airlines.
  • In 2020 and beyond, Frontier has more than 170 NEO aircraft on order and continues to search out new technologies and solutions that will enhance its operation and customer experience.

In other news, Frontier Airlines’s new daily nonstop service from RDU to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Miami International Airport – MIA starts November 14.

Frontier to quadruple its Miami flight schedule this fall

"Choo, the Pika"

Frontier Airlines has announced that in November it will expand its schedule at Miami International Airport by a total of 28 weekly flights and six additional routes, bringing its total weekly departures to 57.

Its new Miami schedule will include three weekly flights to Hartford/Springfield and three weekly flights to San Juan beginning November 14, in addition to four weekly flights to Boston starting November 15 – three first-time routes by Frontier from MIA. Frontier will also launch four daily flights to Detroit starting November 15, as well as bring back daily service to New York LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare on November 14.

This news comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that Frontier will begin daily service from MIA to Las Vegas on September 10, followed by four weekly flights to both Cincinnati and Cleveland on October 10.

Frontier currently operates 14 weekly flights from MIA: daily flights to Denver; four weekly flights to Philadelphia; and three weekly flights to Atlanta. After launching into the Miami market in 2014, Frontier has become MIA’s fifth-busiest passenger airline, carrying more than 725,000 total passengers in 2018.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N331FR (msn 8239) (Choo, the Pika) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947123.

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Frontier Airlines expands in Las Vegas

"Clover, the Deer Fawn", delivered on May 31, 2019

Frontier Airlines is expanding in Las Vegas.

The carrier recently announced nine new, nonstop routes, including a significant expansion in Las Vegas with seven new destinations.

Additionally, two new options are being added from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Miami.

New Routes from McCarran International Airport (LAS):

TO/FROM

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Sept. 10, 2019

Daily

$29*

Tuesday and Wednesday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Sept. 10, 2019

Daily

$79*

Tuesday and Wednesday

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Nov. 14, 2019

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

$39*

To Las Vegas Sunday and Monday

From Las Vegas Thursday and Friday

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Sept. 6, 2019

Daily

$29*

Tuesday and Wednesday

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

Nov. 14, 2019

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

$29*

To Las Vegas Sunday and Monday

From Las Vegas Thursday and Friday

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Nov. 14, 2019

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

$44*

To Las Vegas Sunday and Monday

From Las Vegas Thursday and Friday

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)

Nov. 14, 2019

Daily

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

New Routes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE):

TO/FROM

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Oct. 10, 2019

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$49*

To Florida Sunday Through Wednesday

From Florida Tuesday through Friday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Oct. 10, 2019

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

$49*

To Florida Sunday Through Wednesday

From Florida Tuesday through Friday

Las Vegas routes are year-round, and Cleveland routes are seasonal.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N348FR (msn 8954) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946852.

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