Ultra low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced a massive system-wide expansion which includes several Florida routes. Frontier’s city pairings and nonstop flights will basically double in the next 12 months.
The airline’s large Orlando focus city continues to grow as does its emphasis on Tampa and Miami as point-to-point destinations in its network.
Frontier’s ramp up of service in Fort Myers means they will compete hard at an airport which they appeared to recently eschew for increased service from nearby (lower cost) Punta Gorda. Also the airline is adding new service to Jacksonville to compliment existing service to St Augustine. Pensacola also gets new service on Frontier with nonstops to Denver.
The airline doesn’t have the best reputation for service recently prompting an Onion article on the topic. Low-cost competitor south Florida-based Spirit Airlines had a similar reputation for years but in the last 18 months has worked to change the company’s image.
Here are all of Frontier’s new flights from Florida cities:
Fort Myers: Buffalo; Long Island/Islip ; Kansas City; Nashville; Providence
Jacksonville: Cincinnati; Denver
Miami: Buffalo; Cincinnati ; Detroit; Long Island/Islip,; Milwaukee; Providence; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Trenton, N.J.
Orlando: Buffalo Cancun, Cedar Rapids; Grand Rapids ; Knoxville; Oklahoma City; San Antonio; Tulsa
Tampa: Buffalo; Columbus; Indianapolis; Long Island/Islip; Kansas City; Milwaukee; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Nashville; Providence; St. Louis
West Palm Beach: Long Island/Islip, N.Y.