Among those present at the ribbon cutting to officially open Frontier Airlines’ new services to Savannah from Denver and Philadelphia were: Rob Hernandez, Savannah City Manager; Shirley James, Vice Chairman Savannah Airport Commission; Chocolate the Moose, Frontier Airlines; Jonathan Freed, Director of Corporate Communications, Frontier Airlines; Joseph Marinelli, President Visit Savannah; Ariana Pernice, VP Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce; and Bill Hubbard, President Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Frontier Airlines introduced two airports to its network this last week, namely Louisville (SDF) and Savannah (SAV). The latter was the first of the duo to join the route map, with a service from Philadelphia (PHL) being inaugurated on 1 May, a sector that operates twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays). A link from Denver (DEN), which also sees a twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) rotation, was added three days later. Louisville, which only gains a link from Denver, was added on 7 May, with this route scheduled to operate four times weekly. Flights on the 1,642-kilometre city pair between Denver and Louisville will go head-to-head with United Airlines (twice-daily) and Southwest Airlines (daily), while the 1,014-kilometre jaunt from Philadelphia to Savannah witnesses American Airlines (16 weekly flights) as an incumbent. Only the 2,269-kilometre link between Denver and Savannah sees no direct competition. All three routes will be flown using the carrier’s A320 fleet. See how Savannah Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.