Bloomington/Normal to get new service; Madison to transition to year-round
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Airlines said today that it will add new year-round, nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. (MCO) and Bloomington/Normal, Ill. (BMI). Additionally, the airline will increase its existing nonstop service between Orlando and Madison, Wis. (MSN) from seasonal to year-round and will upgrade the aircraft used on the route from a 99-seat Embraer 190 to a 138-seat Airbus 319. The Bloomington/Normal service, which will operate three days each week, begins May 25, 2012; the year-round, twice-weekly Madison service will launch May 27, 2012.
The news of the two new routes comes on the heels of an announcement yesterday by Frontier of new year-round, nonstop service between Orlando and both Allentown, Pa. (ABE) and Harrisburg, Pa. (MDT) beginning in May. Frontier also recently announced that it would begin service between Bloomington/Normal and Denver in May.
“Frontier already offers point-to-point service from Orlando, and we’re excited to build on the success of that service by expanding to 10 the number of destinations we serve nonstop from Orlando International Airport – the city’s preferred airport,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “Travelers in both Bloomington/Normal and Madison can look forward to low-fare, nonstop, year-round service to and from Orlando beginning this May.”
Introductory fares begin at $90* each way for the Orlando-Bloomington/Normal service and $130* each way for the Orlando-Madison service. The intro fares, which include all taxes and fees, are available at FrontierAirlines.com through March 14, 2012, for travel through Sept. 9, 2012.
“The growth of Frontier Airlines’ service from Orlando International Airport to markets such as Allentown, Harrisburg, Bloomington, Madison, Denver, Knoxville, Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha and Milwaukee is welcomed news,” said Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando. “This demonstrates their willingness to fill a void and provide quality service for leisure and business travelers to these significant markets.”
The new Orlando routes will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft – featuring leather seats, five rows of STRETCH seating with an additional 5 to 7 inches of legroom, and 24 channels of DirecTV® with three channels of hit movies available at every seat.
Following are schedules for the new routes:
Orlando-Bloomington/Normal (begins May 25, 2012)
|MCO-BMI||9:01 a.m.||10:25 a.m.||Wed||A319|
|BMI-MCO||11:05 a.m.||2:20 p.m.||Wed||A319|
|MCO-BMI||3:05 p.m.||4:29 p.m.||Mon, Fri||A319|
|BMI-MCO||5:10 p.m.||8:25 p.m.||Mon, Fri||A319|
Orlando-Madison (begins May 27, 2012)
|MCO-MSN||3:00 p.m.||4:59 p.m.||Wed, Sun||A319|
|MSN-MCO||5:40 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Wed, Sun||A319|
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, March 14, 2012. Fares shown are each way for travel through September 9, 2012. Roundtrip purchase not required. Blackout date of July 8, 2012, applies. 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 fees 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.
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 and Costa Rica. 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.