Carrier also implements seasonal route adjustments
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Airlines today said it will introduce nonstop seasonal service between Kansas City (MCI) and Orlando (MCO) beginning Jan. 5, 2012 and operating through April 15, 2012. Initially, the service will operate four days per week, increasing to six days per week beginning Feb. 23, 2012. Service will be provided on 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, which feature no middle seats and available STRETCH seating with up to 5 inches of additional legroom on every flight.
“We’re pleased to expand our low-fare, nonstop service from Kansas City to include new service to sunny, family-friendly Orlando,” said Daniel Shurz, vice president of strategy and planning for Frontier. “With the addition of Orlando, Frontier will serve 19 destinations nonstop from Kansas City.” Shurz added that due to strong demand, Frontier’s recently announced Kansas City-Las Vegas nonstop service – which starts Nov. 1, 2011 – will be upgraded from a 99-seat E190 aircraft to a 138-seat Airbus A319.
The Company also announced the launch of new nonstop service from both Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR) and Madison, Wis. (MSN) to convenient Washington Reagan (DCA). Service on the Grand Rapids route takes off Jan. 4, 2012 and on the Madison route Jan. 5, 2012. Service will be provided on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft, which feature STRETCH seating with up to 5 inches of additional legroom and 24 channels of DirecTV® at every seat.
“Our new nonstop service to Washington Reagan provides Grand Rapids and Madison travelers the choice of flying a large jet on their travels to our nation’s capital,” explained Shurz.
Introductory fares on the nonstop Kansas City-Orlando service begin at $79 each way (blackout dates of Feb. 17 and 20, 2012 apply). Introductory fares on the nonstop Grand Rapids-Washington Reagan and Madison-Washington Reagan service begin at only $49 each way. These fares are available starting today at FrontierAirlines.com/introfares through Oct. 31, 2011 for travel through March 5, 2012.
The carrier also is implementing route adjustments in several markets during the first quarter of 2012. These include discontinuation of Milwaukee (MKE)-Pittsburgh (PIT) service effective Jan. 4, 2012; seasonal suspension of nonstop Milwaukee (MKE)-Boston (BOS) service for the first quarter of 2012; and other frequency and day-of-week adjustments. “In these times of continuing high fuel prices, we’re continuing to fine-tune our schedules to match capacity to demand in what is historically the weakest travel quarter of the year,” Shurz said. “These adjustments, along with other recent schedule changes, are part of Frontier’s ongoing efforts to return the airline to sustained profitability.”
Members of Frontier’s EarlyReturns frequent flyer program can earn double miles for every qualifying trip they take on the new nonstop routes through Feb. 29, 2012. Travelers who purchase Frontier’s high value Classic Plus tickets will earn triple miles. Pre-registration is required. For details, please visit FrontierAirlines.com/memberoffers.
For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FrontierAirlines.com.
Following is the schedule for the new routes:
Kansas City-Orlando (begins Jan. 5, 2012)
|MCI-MCO||2:40 p.m.||6:20 p.m.||Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun||E190|
|MCO-MCI||6:50 p.m.||8:59 p.m.||Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun||E190|
* Frequency increases to six days per week (no Tuesday service) beginning 2/23/12.
Grand Rapids-Washington Reagan (begins Jan. 4, 2012)
|GRR-DCA||8:20 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||Mon, Wed, Fri||A319|
|DCA-GRR||6:50 a.m.||8:30 a.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sat||A319|
Madison-Washington Reagan (begins Jan. 5, 2012)
|MSN-DCA||7:05 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sun||A319|
|DCA-MSN||6:40 a.m.||7:49 a.m.||Mon, Wed, Fri||A319|
Frontier 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, October 31, 2011. Fares shown are each way for nonstop travel through March 5, 2012. Roundtrip purchase not required. Blackout dates of February 17 and 20, 2012 apply to Kansas City-Orlando flights. 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 and nontransferable, but may be transferred or reissued for up to a $100 change fee (depending on the fare type purchased) as well as a possible fare increase to a non-promotional fare type. 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 must be paid for at the time the reservation is made. 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 do not include passenger facility fees of up to $9 each way, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $5 each way, or fees of $3.70 per segment (one takeoff/one landing), 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. Grand Rapids-Washington Reagan nonstop service operates three days per week beginning January 4, 2012. Kansas City-Orlando nonstop service operates four days per week beginning January 5, 2012 and six days per week beginning February 23, 2012. Madison-Washington Reagan nonstop service operates three days per week beginning January 5, 2012.
Flights are operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines or Chautauqua Airlines. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
Terms and Conditions for Double/Triple 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, using promotional code DBLDC (for Grand Rapids-Washington Reagan and Madison-Washington Reagan flights) and promotional code DBMCO (for Kansas City-Orlando flights). Bonus mileage offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines flights between Grand Rapids and Washington Reagan, Madison and Washington Reagan, and Kansas City and Orlando, January 4 through February 29, 2012. Members must fly on published fare tickets and request to earn EarlyReturns miles to qualify for the double miles. Classic Plus fares will earn triple miles on the base flight miles flown. 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 employs 5,000 aviation professionals and operates from hubs at Denver International Airport, Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Frontier offers service to 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.
For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com.