Frontier Airlines’ Washington Dulles to Tampa
On 21 August, Tampa Airport welcomed Frontier Airlines’ first flight from Washington Dulles with these exceptional cakes as well as a prize wheel with trivia questions and giveaways for passengers. Marking the event are Tampa’s: Chris Minner, VP Marketing; Al Illustrato, VP Facilities and Administration; Kenneth Strickland, Manager Research and Evaluation; and John Tiliacos, VP Operations and Customer Service.
On 19 August, Washington Dulles Airport celebrated the arrival of Frontier Airlines with a special event in the terminal, including a Frontier-themed cake and cupcakes. The LCC commenced a total of five routes from the airport, to Atlanta, Charlotte Douglas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando and Tampa, utilising its A320s. Furthermore, to celebrate the achievement, Frontier organised a raffle for a year’s worth of free flights from Dulles.
- Frontier Airlines, which in the previous week added its second route to Dallas/Fort Worth, continued to expand its domestic network with the addition of five new routes from Washington Dulles, VA (IAD), all of which are operated by the airline’s 168-seat A320s. Notably, the average weekly frequency across the 28 new routes is 4.4. With the longest route being the 1,461-kilometre sector to Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (MSP), and the shortest being inaugurated to Charlotte Douglas, NC (CLT) at 517 kilometres, the LCC will face extensive competition on all new airport pairs from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways. In addition, starting from September, Frontier will commence an array of new routes from Washington Dulles, namely to Chicago O’Hare, Cincinnati, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Memphis, St. Augustine and St. Louis. Commenting on the arrival of Frontier at Washington Dulles, Jack Potter, CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said: “The addition of Frontier to the Dulles family represents a significant, positive development for passengers interested in additional low cost, domestic travel options to and from the National Capital region. With the Washington area economy growing and the Metrorail Silver Line on the way, Dulles will continue to fill the expanding air travel needs for the region and these new options from Frontier will play an important role. We welcome Frontier aboard.” See how Washington Dulles Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.
||Washington Dulles, VA (IAD)
||Atlanta, GA (ATL)
||Delta Air Lines (42), United Airlines (25)
||Charlotte Douglas, NC (CLT)
||US Airways (51), United Airlines (21)
||Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (MSP)
||Delta Air Lines (19), United Airlines (12)
|Orlando, FL (MCO)
||United Airlines (23)
||Tampa, FL (TPA)
||United Airlines (22)
|Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for 26 August 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.