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Frontier Airlines adds six new routes and its 100th City: Harlingen, Texas

"Cliff, the Mountain Goat"

Frontier Airlines has announced the one-hundredth city in the low-fare carrier’s network and the addition of six new routes to its network.

The airline will add new, low-fare service to/from Harlingen, Texas with the only non-stop service to Denver and Chicago as well as international service from Las Vegas with nonstop flights to both Cancun and Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

In addition to low fares for Harlingen being the carrier’s 100th city served, the nonstop flights to Denver mark an important milestone for Denver International Airport (DEN). The addition of Frontier service to Harlingen brings the number of domestic destinations available from DEN to 179, which represents the most domestic routes that any U.S. airport serves. Frontier is proud to help its hometown airport achieve this success.

Additionally, Frontier will introduce new service from Chicago O’Hare with flights to Palm Springs, California and from Philadelphia to Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. This means Frontier will now offer 31 nonstop destinations to/from Las Vegas, 19 destinations to/from Chicago, 24 destinations to/from Philadelphia, and 2 destinations to/from Sarasota/Bradenton.

Summary of New Service:

CHICAGO O’HARE (ORD) – HARLINGEN (HRL)

Depart ORD: 1:54 p.m. Arrive HRL: 5:15 p.m.

Depart HRL: 6:05 p.m. Arrive: ORD: 9:19 p.m.

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Service Start: Nov. 21

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CHICAGO O’HARE (ORD) – PALM SPRINGS (PSP)

Depart ORD: 7:50 a.m. Arrive PSP: 10:12 a.m.

Depart PSP: 5:12 p.m. Arrive: ORD: 11:18 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Service Start: Dec. 14

Seasonal

DENVER (DEN) – HARLINGEN (HRL)

Depart DEN: 6:15 a.m. Arrive HRL: 10:02 a.m.

Depart HRL: 10:55 a.m. Arrive: DEN: 12:52 p.m.

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Service Start: Nov. 22

Seasonal

LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from SAN JOSE DEL CABO (SJD)

Depart LAS: 12:09 p.m. Arrive SJD: 4:05 p.m.

Depart SJD: 5 p.m. Arrive LAS: 7:02 p.m.

Frequency: Saturday

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Service Start: Dec. 15

Seasonal

LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from CANCUN (CUN)

Depart CUN: 6:19 p.m. Arrive LAS: 8:20 p.m.

Depart LAS: 9:56 a.m. Arrive CUN: 5:24 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Service Start: Dec. 21

Seasonal

PHILADELPHIA (PHL) – SARASOTA (SRQ)

Depart PHL: 4:52 p.m. Arrive SRQ: 7:45 p.m.

Depart SRQ: 8:43 p.m. Arrive: PHL: 9:18 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Service Start: Dec. 10

Seasonal

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Frontier): Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-214 N216FR (msn 4745) (Mountain Goat) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943098.

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Frontier Airlines expands at Raleigh-Durham including three international destinations

"Champ, the Bronco"

Frontier Airlines is expanding its service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and six new cities, starting this winter. The addition of these destinations, which includes flights to Jamaica, means the airline will serve 27 cities nonstop from the Triangle. Schedules and fares will be released in the next few weeks.

The new cities from Raleigh/Durham include the following international destinations: Cancun, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana. Frontier is also adding domestic service to Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, and Phoenix. Frontier will be the only airline offering nonstop service on four of these six routes. The carrier will operate these new routes with the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.

Following is a summary of the new service:

International Service:

CITY START DATE
Cancun Q4 2018
Montego Bay Q4 2018
Punta Cana Q4 2018

Domestic Flights:

CITY START DATE
Fort Myers Q4 2018
West Palm Beach Q4 2018
Phoenix Q4 2018

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N307FR (msn 7472) (Champ, the Bronco) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403761.

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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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Frontier Airlines launches flights from Charleston, South Carolina

"Wiley, the Bison", delivered on September 7, 2017

Frontier Airlines on February 20 celebrated the launch of new low-cost, nonstop flights to Denver and Philadelphia from Charleston International Airport.

The start of these low-cost, non-stop flights comes just two weeks after the carrier announced additional routes in Charleston. By this summer, Frontier will operate to five nonstop destinations. Flights to Austin and Trenton, N.J. will start in April with service to Chicago-O’Hare beginning in May. When service starts on all routes, Frontier will operate the only nonstop flights between Charleston and Austin as well as on the only nonstop flights to Trenton, N.J. which offers convenient access to the Greater Philadelphia area.

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N313FR (msn 7727) (Wiley, the Bison) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940994.
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Frontier to expand operations at Philadelphia

"Chocolate, the Moose, delivered on September 11, 2017

Frontier Airlines (2nd), besides the previously announced Philadelphia – Savannah route, is also adding five additional new routes from Philadelphia this spring according to Airline Route:

Dallas/Fort Worth (May 17)

Grand Rapids (April 9)

Indianapolis (April 9)

Madison (April 8)

Memphis (April 9)

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N312FR (msn 7768) (Chocolate, the Moose) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940179.

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Frontier Airlines announces 7 new routes

"Wilbur, the Whitetail", the first Frontier Airbus A320neo, delivered on October 19, 2016

Frontier Airlines has announced new and continuing service on nine routes:

  • Colorado Springs, Colo. To/from Atlanta (new)
  • Denver to/from Fort Myers (expanded to year-round)
  • Las Vegas to/from Raleigh-Durham (expanded to year-round)
  • Miami, Fla. To/from San Juan, P.R. (new)
  • Philadelphia to/from Dallas/Ft. Worth (new)
  • Philadelphia to/from Grand Rapids, Mich. (new)
  • Philadelphia to/from Indianapolis, Ind. (new)
  • Tulsa, Okla. to/from San Jose, Calif. (new)
  • Tulsa, Okla. To/from Washington-Dulles (new)

With the announcement of new service in Philadelphia, the airline is now the second largest carrier in Philadelphia by the number of destinations served. With the addition of new service to Dallas-Fort Worth and the only non-stop service to both Grand Rapids, Mich. and Indianapolis, the airline will now serve 26 destinations from Philadelphia.

Even before Frontier’s first flight departs Tulsa, the airline will bring two more low-cost destinations with the only nonstop service to the Bay Area with flights to San Jose, Calif. and the only nonstop flights to Washington, D.C. via Washington-Dulles. By April, the airline will serve five destinations from Tulsa.

Summary Of New Service:

Colorado Springs (COS) – Atlanta (ATL)

F9 1412 Depart COS: 10:19 a.m. Arrive ATL: 3:18 p.m.

F9 1879 Depart ATL: 4:03 p.m. Arrive COS: 5:27 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Service Start: April 8

Aircraft: Airbus A319

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Denver (DEN) – Fort Myers (RSW)

F9 488 Depart DEN: 3:45 p.m. Arrive RSW: 9:25 p.m.

F9 489 Depart RSW: 10:10 p.m. Arrive DEN: 12:34 a.m.

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Service Start: April 8

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Year Round

Philadelphia (PHL) – Grand Rapids (GRR)

F9 1093 Depart PHL: 8 a.m. Arrive GRR: 10:08 a.m.

F9 1092 Depart GRR: 10:58 a.m. Arrive PHL: 12:51 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: April 9

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Seasonal

Philadelphia (PHL) – Indianapolis (IND)

F9 1085 Depart PHL: 1:48 p.m. Arrive IND: 3:50 p.m.

F9 1092 Depart IND: 4:40 p.m. Arrive PHL: 6:32 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: April 9

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Seasonal

Philadelphia (PHL) – Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)

F9 1069 Depart PHL: 5:17 p.m. Arrive DFW: 10:05 p.m.

F9 1068 Depart DFW: 11:35 p.m. Arrive PHL: 4 a.m.

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: May, 17

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Seasonal

Tulsa (TUL) – Washington – Dulles (IAD)

F9 1968 Depart TUL: 1:09 p.m. Arrive IAD: 4:49 p.m.

F9 1075 Depart IAD: 4:29 p.m. Arrive TUL: 6:24 p.m.

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: April 11

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Year Round

Tulsa (TUL) – San Jose (SJC)

F9 1075 Depart TUL: 7:09 p.m. Arrive SJC: 8:52 p.m.

F9 1968 Depart SJC: 7:10 a.m. Arrive TUL: 12:24 p.m.

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: April 11

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Miami (MIA) – San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

F9 1198 Depart MIA: 10:25 p.m. Arrive SJU: 1:02 a.m.

F9 617 Depart SJU: 5 a.m. Arrive MIA: 8:02 a.m.

Frequency: Daily

Service Start: April 8

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Year Round

Las Vegas (LAS) – Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

F9 1125 Depart LAS: 9:12 p.m. Arrive RDU: 4:30 a.m.

F9 1124 Depart RDU: 9:44 p.m. Arrive LAS: 11:55 p.m.

Frequency: Daily

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Year Round

 

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N301FR (msn 7141) (Wilbur, the Whitetail) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 935578.

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