Frontier Airlines has announced yet another major network expansion with 20 new nonstop routes – 17 of which touch Orlando – and the addition of five new cities to its network. This includes four new international destinations and a new airport in New York. Here is what the airline has planned.
Frontier Airlines adds 20 new routes
Come this winter, Frontier will be adding 20 new routes to its network. All of the routes are geared toward leisure-oriented vacation-seekers, and most will only run a few times per week. Here are the new routes coming:
From Denver International Airport (DEN)
- Belize City, Belize (BZE) with one weekly flight on Saturdays from December 11th
From New York Stewart International Airport (SWF)
- Miami, Florida (MIA), with three weekly flights from November 2nd
- Tampa, Florida (TPA), with three weekly flights from November 2nd
From Orlando International Airport (MCO)
- New Windsor, New York (SWF) from October 25th with four weekly flights
- Bentonville, Arkansas (XNA), with two weekly flights from November 1st
- Fort Myers, Florida (RSW), with daily flights from November 1st
- Harlingen, Texas (HRL), with two weekly flights from November 1st
- Pensacola, Florida (PNS), with three weekly flights from November 1st
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota (FSD), with two weekly flights from November 1st
- Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ), with three weekly flights from November 2nd
- Nassau, the Bahamas (NAS), with four weekly flights from November 2nd
- El Paso, Texas (ELP), with two weekly flights from November 3rd
- Antigua & Barbuda (ANU) with one weekly flight from December 4th on Saturdays
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID), with two weekly flights from November 4th
- Fargo, North Dakota (FAR), with two weekly flights from November 4th
- San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) with two weekly flights from November 4th
- Cozumel, Mexico (CZM) with Saturday-only flights from November 6th
- Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR), with two weekly flights from November 11th
- Belize City, Belize (BZE) with Saturday-only flights from December 11th
- Turks & Caicos (PLS) with Friday-only flights from December 17th
The new destinations are Antigua & Barbuda, Belize City, Liberia, Costa Rica, and Turks & Caicos. In the US, the new airport is SWF in New York.
Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial at Frontier Airlines, stated the following on the airline’s recent routes:
“Today’s announcement marks one of our largest international expansions ever and we are thrilled to now offer our customers affordable service to four more popular destinations offering both sun and fun.
Summer 2021 has led to phenomenal growth for Frontier and this announcement of 20 new routes comes on the heels of 21 that we unveiled just last week.”
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Consistent with Frontier’s prior growth
The new routes are largely consistent with Frontier’s template for growth. As an ultra-low-cost carrier, leisure travelers are its bread and butter. The carrier will sell connections, but its primary strategy is to be a point-to-point carrier. It was only a few days ago when the carrier announced 21 new routes.
All of these routes are largely targeting markets with reduced frequencies. Frontier traditionally flies routes with low frequencies to match demand. This is how the airline can fly larger jets into smaller cities with just a few flights a week.
Building out an international presence
One market where Frontier has a relatively smaller presence than its peers is Latin America and the Caribbean. As the airline takes on more Airbus A320neos, expect even more growth from the carrier in this market.
Latin America and the Caribbean is a growing geography and was one of the first international markets to reopen for Americans and see a boost in tourism. One of the draws in this market, especially during the winter, is warm beaches and rich cultural attractions.
Are you going to fly any of these new Frontier routes? Let us know in the comments!