Low-fare, customer-friendly service to seven nonstop destinations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Airlines, the largest low-cost airline serving Colorado Springs, today announced the addition of nonstop service to both Orlando, Fla. (MCO) and San Diego, Calif. (SAN). This brings the number of nonstop destinations served by the Colorado-based carrier from Colorado Springs Airport (COS) to seven.
“Colorado Springs in an important part of Frontier’s network and the response we have seen from customers to the four new routes we start this weekend has led to our announcement of this new low fare service to Orlando and San Diego,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s senior vice president, commercial. “With our low-fare flights, Frontier brings a unique, high-value service to the community, saving customers time and money, and we look forward to becoming a bigger part of the Colorado Springs community going forward.”
The news of the two new nonstop destinations comes on the day that Frontier is celebrating the launch of its new nonstop service from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles, Calif. (LAX), Phoenix, Ariz. (PHX), and Seattle, Wash. (SEA) with nonstop service to Portland, Ore. (PDX) starting this Sunday.
The new nonstop flights enable southern Coloradans to save significant time and avoid connections getting to these top destinations from Colorado Springs. Frontier will operate the new routes with 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Frontier is the only carrier to provide nonstop flights from southern Colorado to Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego and Seattle, and is the only low-fare carrier with nonstop service to Los Angeles.
“Frontier’s continued commitment to building a focus city in Colorado Springs is great news for everyone in the Pikes Peak region,” said Mark Earle, director of aviation, Colorado Springs Airport. “The initial response to Frontier’s low fares and non-stop service has been tremendous, and we expect that momentum to continue with the addition of service to Orlando and San Diego this fall.”
Frontier is celebrating these new destinations with introductory fares as low as $69* each way, including taxes and fees, to San Diego and as low as $109* each way, including taxes and fees, to Orlando. For the first week of sale these flights are only available on FrontierAirlines.com, where you’ll always find our lowest available fare.
Members of Frontier’s EarlyReturns® frequent flyer program can earn double miles** for every qualifying flight they take on the new routes from Colorado Springs through Nov. 15, 2012, for San Diego and Jan. 5 2013, for Orlando. Pre-registration is required. For details, visit FrontierAirlines.com/memberoffers.
Following are schedules for the newly announced routes:
Colorado Springs-Orlando (begins Nov. 15, 2012)
|COS-MCO||7:45 a.m.||1:05 p.m.||Tue, Thurs, Sat||A319|
|MCO-COS||12:50 p.m.||2:50 p.m.||Tue, Thurs, Sat||A319|
Colorado Springs-San Diego (Sept. 18 to Nov. 15, 2012)
|COS-SAN||2:32 p.m.||3:40 p.m.||Tue, Thurs, Sun||A319|
|SAN-COS||4:20 p.m.||7:22 p.m.||Tue, Thurs, Sun||A319|
Colorado Springs-San Diego (begins Nov. 16, 2012)
|COS-SAN||9:55 a.m.||11:03 a.m.||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||A319|
|SAN-COS||11:48 a.m.||2:50 p.m.||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||A319|
Following are the schedules for existing service launching May 18 and May 20, 2012:
Colorado Springs-Los Angeles (begins May 18, 2012)
|COS-LAX||7:00 a.m.||8:21 a.m.||Except Sun||A319|
|LAX-COS||6:40 p.m.||9:46 p.m.||Except Sat||A319|
Colorado Springs-Phoenix (begins May 18, 2012)
|COS-PHX||9:55 a.m.||10:38 a.m.||Daily||A319|
|PHX-COS||11:18 a.m.||1:50 p.m.||Daily||A319|
Colorado Springs-Portland (May 20 to Sept. 16, 2012)
|COS-PDX||2:30 p.m.||4:12 p.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sun||A319|
|PDX-COS||4:55 p.m.||8:25 p.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sun||A319|
Colorado Springs-Seattle (May 18 to Nov 14, 2012)
|COS-SEA||2:30 p.m.||4:21 p.m.||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat||A319|
|SEA-COS||5:05 p.m.||8:45 p.m.||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat||A319|
Frontier will operate its 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft on these new routes. The Airbus aircraft features leather seats, DIRECTV® in every seatback. Five rows of comfortable STRETCH seating with 5-7 additional inches of legroom and the airline’s new SELECT seating product are available on every flight. The airline’s website, FrontierAirlines.com, offers its guaranteed lowest fares and is the only place STRETCH seating and SELECT seating are available at the time of booking.
The carrier’s new nonstop flights will complement Frontier’s existing service via its Denver International Airport hub, which provides easy connections to more than 70 Frontier destinations across the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.
In conjunction with the launch of service, Frontier is proud to announce its support of a donation drive for the Humane Society Pikes Peak Region. Anyone who donates items off of the organization’s wish list between May 18 and May 31, 2012, will receive a promotional card for $20 the next flight they book at FrontierAirlines.com. The wish list items can be found at FrontierAirlines.com/give and should be donated directly to the Humane Society Pikes Peak Region.
For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FrontierAirlines.com.
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET).
*Terms and Conditions for Introductory Fares
Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, June 8, 2012 for travel through January 5, 2013. Fares are valid only for travel originating in Colorado Springs for nonstop travel to Orlando and San Diego. Roundtrip purchase not required. Blackout dates of November 20, 21 and 24-26; December 20-24, 26-30, 2012; and January 2, 2013, apply. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable, especially during busy travel periods. Tickets are nonrefundable, but depending on the fare type purchased may be transferred for $50 or reissued for alternate flights for $50, as well as a possible fare increase to a non-promotional fare type. The name change fee and itinerary change fee are not exclusive of each other. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Flight segment(s) must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the ticket(s) and all monies will be forfeited.
Fares shown reflect purchase at FrontierAirlines.com. Tickets purchased on Frontier’s website and with Frontier’s Reservations centers must be paid for at the time the reservation is made, but may be canceled for a full refund without penalty up to 24 hours after the time of purchase. Depending on the fare type purchased, a $20 fee may be charged each way for the first and for the second pieces of checked baggage. Fares shown include all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, and are subject to change without notice.
Some markets do not offer daily connections. Due to schedule changes, markets may not connect throughout the valid travel period.
Flights are operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines or Chautauqua Airlines. Some flights may require connections. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
**Terms and Conditions for Double Miles Offer
This promotion is open to all EarlyReturns® members who register for the promotion prior to qualifying flight activity. Members must register online at FrontierAirlines.com/memberoffers, using promo code DBLOR for Orlando and DBSAN for San Diego. Bonus mileage offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines flights between Colorado Springs and San Diego, September 18 through November 15, 2012, and Colorado Springs and Orlando, November 15 through January 5, 2013. Members must fly on published fare tickets and request to earn EarlyReturns miles to qualify for the double miles. Classic or Classic Plus fares will also earn double miles on the base flight miles flown. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status. This promotion may not be combined with any other mileage promotion and is offered in conjunction with all program rules and procedures. Additional restrictions may apply. Frontier Airlines is the final authority on the interpretation of these rules.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 18th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 70 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs 5,000 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com.