Frontier Airlines continues to expand its national footprint, announcing eight new routes connecting cities it already serves.
The routes announced by the carrier on Tuesday add new options for Frontier customers traveling to Florida or Denver, Frontier’s biggest hub. Some of the new routes restore service Frontier dropped in previous years amid a changing route-development strategy and a merger with now-defunct Midwest Airlines.
As for the latest news, Frontier’s Denver hub will get two new nonstop routes. Frontier will add daily service to both Charlotte and Philadelphia in March. The routes will put Frontier into head-to-head competition with American Airlines, which operates large hubs in both cities.
Frontier also announced it would re-time its existing Denver-Miami service on Jan. 5. Frontier says that will “allow Miami customers to connect to cities throughout the West via Denver.” Miami also is one of American’s busiest hubs.
In Florida, Frontier will adds three new routes from Orlando, two from Fort Myers and one from Tampa. Once the new flights begin, Frontier will be up to 15 seasonal or year-round destinations from its Orlando focus city. Frontier notes that’s more than twice the number of routes it offered from Orlando as compared to the same period last year.
From the Gulf Coast city of Fort Myers in southwest Florida, Frontier is adding two new seasonal routes – to Detroit and Indianapolis – as well as restoring seasonal routes to Milwaukee and St. Louis. And in Tampa, Frontier is adding one daily round-trip flight to St. Louis.
With the expanded Florida service, Frontier says it has “increased the number of seats it offers from Florida by nearly 55%” year over year.
It’s the second notable expansion for Frontier during the past two months. In late July, Frontier announced eight other new routes in a move that expanded its presence in Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Orlando.
The details of the eight new routes announced Tuesday are:
Denver-Charlotte: Daily service begins on March 17 on Airbus A319 aircraft
Denver-Philadelphia: Daily service begins March 16 on Airbus A320 aircraft
Orlando-Houston: Daily service begin Dec. 19 on Airbus A321 aircraft
Orlando-Kansas City: Daily service begins Jan. 5 on Airbus A319 aircraft
Orlando-Milwaukee: Daily service begins Jan. 5 on Airbus A319 aircraft
Fort Myers-Detroit (seasonal): Daily begins Jan. 5 on Airbus A319 aircraft
Fort Myers-Indianapolis (seasonal): Daily service begins Jan. 5 on Airbus A319 aircraft
Tampa-St. Louis (seasonal): Daily service begins Dec. 19 on Airbus A320 aircraft