Frontier, AmWest to begin Anchorage service

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two U.S. carriers plan to launch service to Ted Stevens Airport here this summer.

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is a new entrant to the Anchorage market and will serve the city with A319 Airbus nonstop flights from its Denver hub beginning May 9.

Daily flights will depart Denver at 6:33 p.m. and arrive at 9:55 p.m. Return flights depart at 11:10 p.m. and arrive in Denver at 6:15 a.m.

A spokesman for the carrier said its partner tour operators would incorporate the new service into vacation packages for the summer. Those programs are currently being developed.

America West Airlines, meanwhile, is set to resume nonstop flights from Phoenix to Anchorage June 1 aboard A319 Airbus aircraft. The flight will offer connecting service from 57 U.S. destinations as well as from Mexico and Costa Rica.

Daily flights from Phoenix depart at 7:30 p.m. and arrive at 11:50 p.m., with return flights departing at 1:15 a.m. and arriving at 7:50 a.m.

America West Vacations also is creating Anchorage packages to include in its summer program roster, a spokesman said.

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