Category Archives: Frontier Airlines (2nd)

Frontier adds nine new routes from San Antonio

"Georgia, the Painted Bunting"

Frontier Airlines is adding nine new routes from San Antonio. With this announcement, Frontier will offer more nonstop destinations from San Antonio International Airport than any other airline. On eight of the new routes Frontier will offer the only nonstop flights.

New flights to/from San Antonio:

  • Albuquerque
  • Charlotte
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Jacksonville
  • Memphis
  • Oklahoma City
  • Omaha
  • Tulsa

The new service joins flights on these existing routes:

  • Atlanta
  • Cincinnati
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Las Vegas
  • New Orleans
  • San Diego
  • San Jose, Calif.
  • Ontario, Calif.
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Washington – Dulles

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N317FR (msn 7835) (Georgia, the Painted Bunting) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941931.

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Frontier Airlines adds another two new cities and nine routes

"Poppy, the Prairie Dog", delivered on November 16, 2016

Frontier Airlines has announced service on nine new routes and the addition of two new cities.

Frontier will bring its low fares to Norfolk, Virginia and Wichita, Kansas In August, the carrier will continue its rapid growth at Jacksonville International Airport with six new flights, doubling the number of destinations served from JAX and makes the airline the largest airline in JAX by destinations served.

Summary of New Service

DENVER (DEN) to/from NORFOLK (ORF)

F9 1459 Depart DEN: 6:05 a.m. Arrive ORF: 11:30 p.m.

F9 273 Depart ORF: 6 p.m. Arrive DEN: 8:08 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August, 12

DENVER (DEN) to/from WICHITA (ICT)

F9 186 Depart DEN 2:40 p.m. Arrive ICT: 5:09 p.m.

F9 187 Depart ICT: 6 p.m. Arrive DEN 6:39 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August, 30

JACKSONVILLE (JAX) to/from BUFFALO (BUF)

F9 1416 Depart JAX: 2:35 p.m. Arrive BUF: 4:44 p.m.

F9 1417 Depart BUF: 5:35 p.m. Arrive JAX: 9 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: August, 13

Seasonal

JACKSONVILLE (JAX) to/from KANSAS CITY (MCI)

F9 811 Depart JAX: 7:50 a.m. Arrive MCI: 9:26 a.m.

F9 810 Depart: MCI: 10:16 a.m. Arrive JAX: 1:41 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: August, 13

Seasonal

JACKSONVILLE (JAX) to/from LAS VEGAS (LAS)

F9 763 Depart JAX: 8:45 p.m. Arrive LAS: 10:25 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

F9 763 Depart JAX: 5:55 p.m. Arrive LAS: 10:35 p.m.

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

F9 762 Depart LAS: 11 p.m. Arrive JAX: 6:20 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Daily

Service Start: August, 12

JACKSONVILLE (JAX) to/from MILWAUKEE (MKE)

F9 815 Depart JAX: 2:30 p.m. Arrive MKE: 3:53 p.m.

F9 814 Depart MKE: 4:43 p.m. Arrive JAX: 8:01 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August, 15

Seasonal

JACKSONVILLE (JAX) to/from MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (MSP)

F9 1165 Depart JAX: 8:05 a.m. Arrive MSP: 10:20 a.m.

F9 1164 Depart MSP: 11:10 a.m. Arrive JAX: 3:13 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August, 15

Seasonal

JACKSONVILLE (JAX) to/from ST. LOUIS (STL)

F9 1875 Depart JAX: 2:45 p.m. Arrive STL: 4 p.m.

F9 1874 Depart STL: 4:50 p.m. Arrive JAX: 7:55 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August, 12

Seasonal

ORLANDO (MCO) to/from Norfolk (ORF)

F9 1459 Depart MCO: 3:15 p.m. Arrive ORF: 5:10 p.m.

F9 273 Depart ORF: 12:20 p.m. Arrive MCO: 2:25 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August, 12

In addition, according to Airline Route, Frontier is also dropping five routes in July:

Atlanta – Providence on July 5

Austin – Providence on July 4

Islip – Detroit on July 5

Islip – Minneapolis/ST. Paul on July 4

Philadelphia – Birmingham on July 4

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N303FR (msn 7249) (Poppy, the Prairie Dog) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941692.

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Frontier adds two new cities and announces six routes

"Betty, the Bluebird"

Frontier Airlines has announced service on six new routes, including two new cities.

Frontier announced it will bring its unique brand of low fares done right to Santa Barbara and Sacramento, California.

In July, the carrier will continue its rapid growth in Raleigh-Durham with new flights to Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul as well as continuing expansion in Austin with new flights to Salt Lake City.

Summary of New Service

AUSTIN (AUS) to/from SALT LAKE CITY (SLC)

F9 1257 Depart AUS: 2:43 p.m. Arrive SLC: 4:36 p.m.

F9 1587 Depart SLC: 5:26 p.m. Arrive AUS: 9:16 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday*

*Frequency effective 8/12: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start July, 7

DENVER (DEN) to/from SACRAMENTO (SMF)

F9 629 Depart DEN: 4:50 p.m. Arrive SMF: 6:25 p.m.

F9 629 Deptart SMF: 7:25 p.m. Arrive DEN: 10:45 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: Aug, 1

F9 630 Depart DEN: 5:03 p.m. Arrive SMF: 6:38 p.m.

F9 630 Depart SMF: 7:38 p.m. Arrive DEN: 10:58 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Friday

Service Start: Aug. 3

DENVER (DEN) to/from SANTA BARBARA (SBA)

F9 569 Depart DEN: 4:55 p.m. Arrive SBA: 6:33 p.m.

F9 570 Depart SBA: 7:24 p.m. Arrive DEN: 10:54 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: Aug. 21

Seasonal

LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from SACRAMENTO (SMF)

F9 745 Depart LAS: 4:32 p.m. Arrive SMF: 6:03 p.m.

F9 748 Depart SMF: 6:53 p.m. Arrive LAS: 8:16 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: Aug. 12

RALEIGH – DURHAM (RDU) to/from DETROIT (DTW)

F9 623 Depart RDU: 6:00 a.m. Arrive DTW: 7:50 a.m.

F9 890 Depart DTW: 9:34 p.m. Arrive RDU: 11:17 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: July, 8

Seasonal

RALEIGH – DURHAM (RDU) to/from MINNEAPOLIS – ST. PAUL (MSP)

F9 623 Depart RDU: 6:00 a.m. Arrive MSP: 7:52 p.m.

F9 462 Depart MSP: 6:46 p.m. Arrive: RDU 10:20 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Service Start: July, 9

Seasonal

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-214 WL N230FR (msn 6773) (Betty, the Bluebird) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941691.

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Frontier pilots say negotiations are at an impasse, ask NMB to impose deadline on talks

ALPA has issued this statement:

The union representing Frontier Airlines pilots has petitioned the federal government to release them from mediation, which could start the clock for a potential pilot strike 30 days later.

In a letter submitted to the National Mediation Board (NMB), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) said it believes further mediation would be futile and requested that the NMB make a proffer of arbitration. If the NMB does so and either the union or the company declines arbitration, the two sides would enter a 30-day cooling-off period, after which time the parties would be free to engage in self-help—such as a strike by the pilots or a lockout by the company.

Frontier’s 1,200 pilots are the lowest-paid narrowbody pilots in the United States, with captain pay rates falling 40 percent below the industry average. They are the last pilots in the United States flying under a contract negotiated while their airline was in bankruptcy. Since the last contract was ratified in 2007, the Denver-based carrier has become one of the nation’s most profitable airlines.

ALPA’s letter to the NMB explains that management has engaged in bad-faith bargaining, continues to seek bankruptcy-like concessions, has offered below-average industry pay, and can be expected to continue to resist concluding an agreement without decisive action by the Board.

“Despite its industry-leading financial performance, Frontier Airlines has insisted upon a substantially discounted pilot contract,” said ALPA’s president, Capt. Tim Canoll. “The company has made it plain that it is unwilling to pay market rates, make industry-standard retirement contributions, or enter into job-security provisions that other companies accept and negotiate routinely. ALPA believes this dispute will only be resolved by proffering arbitration.”

In a strike-authorization vote taken last August, 100 percent of participating Frontier pilots gave their leadership the go-ahead to declare a legal strike at the conclusion of the cooling-off period if the NMB releases ALPA to self-help. The two sides have been in negotiations for more than two years and in federal mediation since November 2016. The two sides’ last mediation session concluded on April 20 with no further sessions scheduled.

“Frontier pilots have been working under the same contract for more than 10 years while our peers at other airlines have negotiated big increases with their companies,” said Capt. Tracy Smith, chairman of ALPA’s Frontier Airlines group. “We are absolutely unwilling to work at a discount when our airline pays market rates for fuel, aircraft, gates, and everything else. We demand a market-rate agreement and we are 100 percent ready to strike if that’s what it takes to get one.”

Photo: ALPA.

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Trans States Airlines and Frontier Airlines announce new pilot flow agreement

Trans States Airlines pilots now have a direct pathway to the Frontier Airlines flight deck.  An agreement inked by the two airlines guarantees participating Trans States pilots a First Officer position with the Denver-based Airbus operator after as little as two years of service with Trans States.

The agreement comes on the heels of a major order announcement by Frontier in November of 2017, in which it announced its intent to triple the airline’s fleet size over the next 10 years growing the airline’s order book to nearly 200 aircraft.

“Given Frontier’s considerable order book, imminent growth and financial stability, we believe that this new flow program will be immensely popular with our pilots,” remarked Trans States Chief Operating Officer, Fred Oxley.  “A guaranteed pathway that allows for quick progression to a major carrier of Frontier’s caliber will be a huge asset to Trans States’ pilot recruiting efforts.”

“Additionally, judging by the popularity of our growing Denver crew base with our crews, we expect Frontier’s significant presence in Denver to be very attractive to our pilot group,” added Lee Stelzner, Chief Pilot at Trans States.

“With forecasted retirements, it’s no secret that the demand for highly qualified pilots will grow over the next several years,” says Frontier Chief Operating Officer Jim Nides. “This new partnership helps address our future pilot staffing needs while providing pilots entering the workforce a certainty for their careers.”

Current Trans States pilots with the requisite time in service will be eligible to apply for this program immediately, while new Trans States pilots may apply as soon as they have completed training.

To learn more about this program, please visit transstates.net or contact a Trans States pilot recruiter at pilothiring@transstates.net.

Frontier Airlines starts service on 109 new routes

"Steve, the Eagle", delivered on April 30, 2016

This April, Frontier Airlines, the low-cost airline leading the way to low fares nationwide, will begin service on 69 new routes across the country and re-start 40 seasonal routes during April. The new flights are part of the Denver-based airline’s ongoing mission to make air travel affordable for more people than ever before. Frontier is known for its unique Low Fares Done Right philosophy that is built on offering passengers a friendly and reliable experience. Frontier makes it possible for more people to fly and for people to fly more often.

In Austin, Frontier will launch 19 new routes this spring and serve 30 destinations non-stop, making Frontier the second-largest carrier in Austin when measured by the number of destinations served. The carrier will also expand service at Raleigh-Durham with 11 new destinations joining the roster this spring.

In the summer, Frontier will add three new destinations from Raleigh-Durham which were just announced last week. In July, Frontier will begin service to Harrisburg, Penn., Portland, Maine and Syracuse, N.Y.

Summary of new Routes:

Origin Destination
Albuquerque Austin, Orlando
Atlanta Colorado Springs, Islip/Long Island, Providence, San Jose
Austin Albuquerque, Buffalo, Charleston, Cleveland, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Providence, Reno, San Jose, Seattle and Tampa
Birmingham Denver, Orlando, Philadelphia
Buffalo Austin, Denver, Raleigh/Durham
Charleston Austin, Trenton
Charlotte Austin, Providence
Chicago O’Hare El Paso, Islip/Long Island
Cincinnati Austin, Jacksonville, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio, San Jose
Cleveland Austin
Columbus Austin
Colorado Springs Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Seattle
Denver Birmingham, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Pensacola, Spokane, Washington – Dulles
Dallas Cincinnati
Detroit Austin, Denver, Islip/Long Island, Trenton
El Paso Chicago O’Hare
Grand Rapids Denver, Philadelphia
Houston Raleigh/Durham
Indianapolis Austin, Philadelphia
Islip/Long Island Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Detroit, Minneapolis, San Juan – Puerto Rico
Jacksonville Austin, Cincinnati, Trenton
Kansas City Raleigh/Durham
Las Vegas Omaha
Madison Philadelphia
Memphis Philadelphia
Milwaukee Austin, Raleigh/Durham
Minneapolis Austin, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Cincinnati, Islip/Long Island, Trenton
Nashville Trenton
New Orleans Raleigh/Durham
Oklahoma City San Diego
Omaha Austin, Las Vegas, Philadelphia
Orlando Albuquerque, Birmingham, San Antonio, Tulsa
Portland Austin
Philadelphia Birmingham, Denver, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Madison, Memphis, Omaha
Pensacola Denver
Providence Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Denver, Raleigh/Durham
Raleigh/Durham Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Providence, San Antonio, San Juan – Puerto Rico
Reno Austin
San Antonio Colorado Springs, Cincinnati, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, San Jose
San Diego Oklahoma City, Tulsa
San Jose Atlanta, Austin, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Tulsa
San Juan – Puerto Rico Islip/Long Island, Raleigh/Durham
Seattle Austin, Colorado Springs
Spokane Denver
Trenton Charleston, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Raleigh/Durham
Tampa Austin, Las Vegas
Tulsa Orlando, San Diego, San Jose, Washington – Dulles
Washington – Dulles Tulsa

Summary Of Returning Seasonal Routes:

Origin Destination
Atlanta Austin, Cincinnati, San Antonio
Austin Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia
Bismarck Denver
Cedar Rapids Denver
Chicago O’Hare Colorado Springs, Trenton
Cincinnati Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego,
Cleveland Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, Raleigh/Durham, Seattle
Colorado Springs Chicago O’Hare, Washington-Dulles
Denver Bismarck, Cedar Rapids, Cleveland, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Knoxville, New York – LaGuardia, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Sioux Falls, Washington – Dulles
Dallas Cincinnati
Detroit Denver, Trenton
Fort Myers Denver
Greensboro Denver
Houston Philadelphia
Kansas City Philadelphia
Las Vegas Tampa
Los Angeles Cincinnati
Milwaukee Austin, Raleigh/Durham
Minneapolis Cleveland, Cincinnati
Nashville Philadelphia
New York – LaGuardia Denver
Orlando Austin
Portland Cleveland
Philadelphia Austin, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Nashville, San Antonio
Phoenix Austin
Pittsburgh Denver
Providence Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham
Raleigh/Durham Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Trenton
San Antonio Atlanta, Philadelphia
San Diego Cincinnati
Seattle Cleveland
Sioux Falls Denver
Trenton Chicago O’Hare, Detroit, Raleigh/Durham
Tampa Las Vegas
Tulsa Orlando, San Diego, San Jose, Washington – Dulles
Washington – Dulles Colorado Springs, Denver

Frontier flies one of the youngest fleets in the industry, consisting of nearly 80 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. With nearly 200 new planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A321-211 WL N709FR (msn 7097) (Steve, the Eagle) SJU (Raul Sepulveda). Image: 938925.

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Frontier Airlines arrives in Syracuse and Portland, ME

"Flower, the Hummingbird"

Frontier Airlines has announced new low fare, nonstop flights from Syracuse International Airport. Beginning in July, the airline will introduce the only nonstop service to Denver and Raleigh/Durham; Beginning in August, Frontier will also add the only low-cost nonstop service to Chicago – O’Hare and Orlando International Airport.

Summary of New Service:

SYRACUSE (SYR) to/from DENVER (DEN)

F9 653 Depart SYR: 5:35 p.m. Arrive DEN: 7:17 p.m.

F9 652 Depart DEN: 6:29 a.m. Arrive SYR: 11:48 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: July 2

SYRACUSE (SYR) to/from RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)

F9 477 Depart SYR: 12:38 p.m. Arrive RDU: 2:23 p.m.

F9 476 Depart RDU: 3:13 p.m. Arrive SYR: 4:45 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: July 2

SYRACUSE (SYR) to/from CHICAGO (ORD)

F9 751 Depart SYR: 9 p.m. Arrive ORD: 10:10 p.m.

F9 752 Depart ORD: 5:20 p.m. Arrive SYR: 8:10 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August 15

SYRACUSE (SYR) to/from ORLANDO (MCO)

F9 1021 Depart SYR: 2:42 p.m. Arrive MCO: 5:23 p.m.

F9 1020 Depart MCO: 11 a.m. Arrive SYR: 1:42 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August 12

 

Additionally, Frontier Airlines has also announced new low fare, nonstop flights from Portland International Jetport. Beginning in July, the airline will introduce the only nonstop service to Denver and Raleigh/Durham; Beginning in August, Frontier will also add the only nonstop service to Orlando.

Summary of New Service:

PORTLAND (PWM) to/from DENVER (DEN)

F9 515 Depart PWM: 6:33 p.m. Arrive DEN: 9:15 p.m.

F9 514 Depart DEN: 6:04 a.m. Arrive PWM: 12:04 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: July 10

PORTLAND (PWM) to/from ORLANDO (MCO)

F9 1429 Depart PWM: 2:50 p.m. Arrive MCO: 6:05 p.m.

F9 1428 Depart MCO: 11 a.m. Arrive PWM: 1:50 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August 12

PORTLAND (PWM) to/from RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)

F9 601 Depart PWM: 12:54 p.m. Arrive RDU: 2:59 p.m.

F9 602 Depart RDU: 3:49 p.m. Arrive PWM: 5:43 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: July 10

 

With these additions at Raleigh/Durham, Syracuse and Portland, Maine, in summary, Frontier Airlines is adding three new destinations to their network from Denver International Airport (DEN). Beginning in July, Frontier will operate flights from Denver to Harrisburg, Portland, Maine and Syracuse. Frontier will be the only airline offering nonstop service on these routes.

These additions mark the first time in history that DEN will have nonstop service to the State of Maine; DEN now has nonstop flights to 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

DENVER to/from HARRISBURG (MDT)

F9 164 Depart DEN: 6:30 a.m. Arrive MDT: 11:52 a.m.

F9 165 Depart MDT: 4:44 p.m. Arrive DEN: 6:36 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: July 21

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N318FR (msn 7946) (Flower, the Hummingbird) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941350.

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