Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines will launch 42
routes between mid-April and the end of June, with most servicing middle-sized
“Travelers between big cities have enjoyed low fares
while many markets have remained overpriced and underserved,” Frontier Airlines
President Barry Biffle said in a statement Thursday. “Frontier’s low fares in
these new markets will benefit millions of new fliers who are forced to drive
because they haven’t found affordable air travel options — or they simply stay at home."
Among the new routes will be two from Austin, two from
Charlotte, four from Cincinnati, four from Cleveland, three from Kansas City,
three from Milwaukee, three from Nashville, three from New Orleans, three from
Portland, Ore., three from Raleigh/Durham, two from St. Augustine, Fla., and
one each from Indianapolis, Memphis and St. Louis. Nearly all of those routes
will connect travelers to large markets, including Philadelphia, Orlando,
Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, Atlanta
and Houston Bush Intercontinental.
Introductory one-way fares on the routes, purchased by
Jan. 17, will be as low as $39. Tickets of $59 one-way will be offered on many
of the routes once regular pricing begins.
Fares on Frontier don’t include carry-on bags.
However, the airline’s bundled fare package, called The Works, includes one
carry-on bag, one checked bag, best available seat, priority boarding and full
refundability, and is available on several of the new routes for $108 one-way.
Frontier will service the new routes either three or
four days each week. None of the new flights will operate daily.
Biffle said that Frontier sees the opportunity to
expand its network to hundreds more mid-market routes across the U.S. in the