Frontier set for return to pair of airports

US-based Frontier Airlines has its sights set on a return to Chicago/Midway and Houston/Hobby this spring with a combined 13 new routes.

Ten of these are earmarked from the Illinois gateway. Initially, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Ontario (California), Phoenix/Sky Harbor and Tampa – all operating at daily frequency – are poised for an April 28 launch, while Trenton in New Jersey would commence the day after at four-times-weekly. Meanwhile, the Florida hotspots of Fort Lauderdale and Orlando/International are scheduled to both start October 13 – both daily.

Meanwhile, Houston/Hobby is due to have a trio of connections, with Cancún, Mexico at thrice-weekly from May 26 – subject to government approval. Then, Orlando/International and Las Vegas are slated to start the day after from the Lone Star State hub at four-times-weekly.

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Frontier Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet Flickr Commons/Tomás Del Coro

Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines, said: “We’re excited to strengthen our position in two of the five largest metro areas in the country with 13 new routes and two additional airport options for our customers flying to or from Chicago or Houston.

“Frontier’s growth in 2021 was nothing short of remarkable and our team continues to look ahead at new opportunities to expand ‘Low Fares Done Right’ across both the US and our rapidly growing international network. This strategic announcement situates Frontier to capture strong existing demand and stimulate new traffic with affordable fares and convenient service,” he added.

Frontier had last served Midway in 2015, while you have to go back to 2012 the last time the carrier appeared at Hobby. The return to these airports will complement existing operations from Chicago/O’Hare and Houston/Intercontinental.

The Denver-based firm currently has 110 aircraft consisting of 16 Airbus A320ceos, 73 A320neos and 21 A321ceos.