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Frontier Opens New Base in Phoenix; Launches New Routes From Atlanta and Chicago Midway

Frontier Airlines has opened their new base at Phoenix Sky Harbor and launched six routes. On Saturday (November 5th), the carrier also announced new service from Atlanta to Nassau, San Salvador, Kingston and San Jose, Costa Rica, and from Chicago Midway to Florida.

Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 - Courtesy Frontier Airlines

On Friday (November 4, 2022), Frontier Airlines announced the opening of their new base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The base will initially employ up to 180 pilots and 275 cabin crew members, and when combined with airport employees, will generate over $118 million in annual wages to the local economy. The base has opened with six new routes including direct service to Philadelphia (PHL), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Cincinnati (CVG), Detroit (DTW), Orange County, California (SNA) and Portland Oregon (PDX). Including the new routes, Frontier will offer direct service to 23 destinations from PHX.

In Friday’s announcement, Frontier Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Customers, Jake Filene, said,

“Opening this new crew base is a clear indication of our commitment to continued growth in Phoenix. A thriving and expanding airport is vital to the city’s economic advancement and we are thrilled to be part of that trajectory both as a service provider and major wage contributor. Now more than ever consumers appreciate the value offered by our ultra-low cost business model. We look forward to bringing even more ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to Phoenix-area consumers as we deliver upon our mission to provide affordable travel across America and beyond.”

In a separate press release on Saturday (November 5, 2022), Frontier announced the launch of new service from Atlanta to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS), San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) Kingston, Jamaica (KIN), and San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Nassau and El Salvador service started this weekend, while flights between Atlanta and Kingston, Jamaica will commence on Monday, November 7, 2022. Service to San Jose, Costa Rica will start later this month. Including the new routes, Frontier now offers direct service from Atlanta to 37 destinations.

In Saturday’s announcement, Frontier Airlines’ Senior Vice President, Daniel Schurz, said,

“Frontier Airlines is thrilled to become the second largest international carrier at ATL—and the only ultra-low fare carrier providing international service from Atlanta. We are excited to continue to grow in Atlanta and provide more consumers in the United States and abroad the opportunity to take advantage of our ‘Low Fares Done Right.”

Frontier Airlines also announced on Saturday (November 5, 2022), the launch of new nonstop service from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to Miami (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL). With the new routes, Frontier now offers nonstop service to 11 destinations from Chicago Midway.

Further commenting on the new Chicago Midway routes, Frontier’s Daniel Shurz, said,

“We’re thrilled to launch these exciting routes from MDW. South Florida is a popular wintertime escape for Chicagoans. Getting there is now a whole lot easier thanks to Frontier’s ‘Low Fares Done Right.’”

Frontier Airlines Expands Service From Phoenix, Atlanta and Chicago Midway - Courtesy Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” The Denver-based carrier operates over 110 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and has the largest Airbus A320neo fleet in the U.S., delivering the highest level of fuel-efficiency and noise footprint reduction compared to previous generation models. Frontier offers customers the ability to customize travel to their needs and budget, including base fares, a-la-carte options and one low-priced bundle called the WORKS.

Frontier’s commitment to families includes their ‘Discount Den’ travel club which allows children 14 years and younger to fly free on qualifying flights. The airline’s family friendly FRONTIER Miles loyalty program allows guests to earn one mile for every mile flown and permits the family pooling of miles, making it easier to earn rewards. Frontier currently has over 230 new Airbus aircraft on order, which will help the airline continue to deliver on their mission of providing affordable travel across America.

Source: Frontier Airlines


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