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Frontier Airlines forges forward with growth by launching 25 routes

Frontier Airlines San Antonio

Frontier Airlines opened a base at San Antonio Airport this week, with a minimum of two A319s night-stopping at the Texan airport. Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the launch of the carrier’s service to Orange County were: Nate Lavin, Air Service Analyst, San Antonio Airport; Mukesh Patel, Chief Aviation Administration Officer, San Antonio Airport; Marco Barros, CEO, San Antonio Tourism Council; Richard Oliver, Spokesperson and Communications Supervisor, Frontier Airlines; and Tom Bartlett, Deputy Aviation Director, City of San Antonio. The carrier added eight routes from San Antonio this week, with it starting Albuquerque, Columbus and Salt Lake City services on 15 August.

Frontier Airlines Omaha

Omaha Airport celebrated Frontier Airlines’ inaugural flight from San Antonio on 12 August with this colourful cake. The ULCC will operate the 1,328-kilometre sector three times weekly facing no direct competition.

Frontier Airlines Memphis

Frontier Airlines launched twice-weekly flights between San Antonio and Memphis on 13 August, with a press conference being held at the latter airport to talk about the new service from Texas. Taking part in proceedings were Pace Cooper, Board Head, Memphis Airport, and Kevin Kane, President and CEO, Memphis Tourism.

Frontier Airlines Cleveland

Cleveland Airport celebrated the launch of Frontier Airlines’ new route from San Antonio with this impressive rodeo-themed cake. Along with the launch, Frontier Airlines announced that from this winter it will begin flights from Cleveland to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, along with domestic links to Sarasota and West Palm Beach.

Frontier Airlines Jacksonville Airport

One of the four routes launched by Frontier Airlines from Jacksonville this week was Las Vegas, with the Floridian airport having a Las Vegas-themed giveaway at the gate. The ULCC also launched flights to Buffalo, San Antonio and St. Louis from Jacksonville this week, all previously unserved from the airport.

Frontier Airlines Orlando

Frontier Airlines launched flights from Orlando to Portland in Maine, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, Syracuse in New York, Norfolk in Virginia, and a brand-new transcontinental route to Ontario California. To celebrate the inauguration of the carrier’s six new routes this week, the Florida hub baked this impressive cake.

Frontier Airlines Pittsburgh

Frontier Airlines and Pittsburgh Airport celebrated the launch of the carrier’s service to San Diego on 13 August. Passengers and crew were welcomed with fun beach-themed donuts for their early morning flight to this new sunny locale. Flights on the 3,381-kilometre sector will be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays).

  • Frontier Airlines continued its rapid expansion programme this week by launching 25 US domestic connections, including eight from its new base at San Antonio (SAT) in Texas, where a minimum of two A319s will night stop when referencing OAG schedules. The carrier will add a further three routes from the Texan city, namely to Albuquerque, Columbus and Salt Lake City, on 15 August. Of the 25 routes inaugurated this week, only seven are expected to face direct competition. Only two routes will see a daily service, namely links from Jacksonville (JAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) and Orlando (MCO) to Ontario (ONT). The average weekly frequency of the other 20 routes is 2.7, while the average sector length of all the routes launched this week is 1,784 kilometres. See how Buffalo, Jacksonville and Norfolk airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
10-Aug Orlando (MCO) Portland (PWM) A320 (3)  
12-Aug Denver (DEN) Norfolk (ORF) A320 (2) United Airlines (7), Southwest Airlines (2)
Jacksonville (JAX) Las Vegas (LAS) A320 (7)  
St. Louis (STL) A320 (3)  
Las Vegas (LAS) Sacramento (SMF) Southwest Airlines (52)
Orlando (MCO) Harrisburg (MDT) A321 (3)  
Norfolk (ORF) A320 (2) Southwest Airlines (7)
Syracuse (SYR) A32S (3) JetBlue Airways (7)
San Antonio (SAT) Charlotte Douglas (CLT) A319 (3) American Airlines (27)
Jacksonville (JAX) A320 (3)  
Omaha (OMA) A319 (3)  
Tulsa (TUL)  
San Diego (SAN) Milwaukee (MKE) A321 (3)  
Syracuse (SYR) Chicago O’Hare (ORD) A320 (3) United Airlines (35), American Airlines (26)
13-Aug Austin (AUS) Louisville (SDF) A320 (2)  
Jacksonville (JAX) Buffalo (BUF)  
Las Vegas (LAS) Norfolk (ORF) A320 (3)  
Orlando (MCO) Ontario (ONT) A320 (7)  
Pittsburgh (PIT) A321 (2) Southwest Airlines (22), Spirit Airlines (7)
San Antonio (SAT) Cleveland (CLE) A319 (2)  
Memphis (MEM)  
Oklahoma City (OKC) A319 (4)  
Orange County (SNA) A320 (4)  
San Diego (SAN) Indianapolis (IND) A321 (2)  
Pittsburgh (PIT) A32S (2)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 14 August. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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