FRONTIER ADDING 42 NONSTOP ROUTES, NONE FOR DENVER
Frontier Airlines is adding 42 new nonstop routes starting in April, although none of the new flights goes through Denver.
Cities with new routes include Kansas City, Mo.; Houston; Phoenix; and Portland, Ore. Barry Biffle, president of the Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier, said in a news release Thursday that the new routes are focused on underserved markets.
“We see hundreds of additional opportunities like these throughout the country, fueling our growth for years to come,” he said in the statement.
Frontier spokesman Jim Faulkner said that with the summer vacation season coming, now is a good time for travelers to start planning.
As for the large number of routes announced at one time, he said, “I don’t think we’ve ever done that many.”
Frontier plans to add 18 Airbus planes this year.
After older planes are retired from the fleet, Frontier will have a net gain of nine planes to help cover the new routes.
The carrier was offering introductory fares starting at $39 one way for the new routes.