Frontier Airlines Announces Daily Service from San Juan to Tampa; Now Serves 11 Destinations in the U.S. and Caribbean from San Juan
Also Introduces Newest Plane Tail Animal: Juan the Puerto Rican Parrot
SAN JUAN – May 3, 2022 – Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) will launch daily nonstop service from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) beginning June 23, 2022.
“With the addition of this new daily service to Tampa, we now fly to 11 destinations in the U.S. and Caribbean from San Juan,” said Alfredo Gonzalez, international sales manager, Frontier Airlines. “The new service will provide easy access for Puerto Ricans to fly nonstop to Tampa, a highly sought-after vacation destination, or visit friends and relatives who reside in the greater Central Florida area. The new route is expected to attract thousands of additional visitors to Puerto Rico, as well.”
Today, the airline also introduced its newest plane tail, entering service this month, which features Juan the Puerto Rican Parrot. All Frontier plane tails feature a unique animal with a special name and back story, many of which are endangered. In a nod to Frontier’s robust service to Puerto Rico, the name Juan is a tribute to the Puerto Rican capital city of San Juan.
The Puerto Rican parrot or cotorra is critically endangered. It is estimated that at the beginning of the sixteenth century there were nearly a million of these beautiful birds living in the all major habitats of Puerto Rico and adjacent smaller islands. Deforestation and agricultural development have been largely responsible for the species’ decline. Today it is estimated there are around 250 in the wild, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“As we underscore our commitment to Puerto Rico, we take immense pride in our newest aircraft which features the cotorra on its tail, furthering our mission to highlight endangered species in the destinations we serve,” said Gonzalez.
“We are very pleased with the expansion of Frontier’s presence in Puerto Rico and welcome this new connection between San Juan and an important market such as the Tampa,” said Carlos Mercado Santiago, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “Air access is vital to increase our destination’s competitiveness and strengthen the Island’s position as the Caribbean’s most important air access hub. In addition to providing customers with more travel alternatives, the new route will help us promote Puerto Rico in other markets in the continental U.S, as the plane’s tail includes a photo of the Puerto Rican parrot, the second plane to boast one of Puerto Rico’s endemic species in the airline’s Animal Tails campaign.”
“Frontier’s new Tampa-San Juan route is just the latest in an expansive list of non-stop routes the airline offers to the Island from the mainland U.S., including the recently announced Orlando-Aguadilla route. We couldn’t be more excited to see this increased connectivity, and we encourage travelers to take advantage of it and come explore everything our Island has to offer. Without the need for a passport, currency exchange or new phone plan, and with new routes continuing to be added, traveling to Puerto Rico is easier than ever. We’re also incredibly proud to see the new aircraft featuring our beautiful Puerto Rican Parrot, named Juan, an endangered species endemic to our Island, which will remind travelers of Puerto Rico’s vast natural offerings and unique flora and fauna.”
Frequency and times are subject to change, so please check FlyFrontier.com for the most updated schedule.
Frontier is focused on more than low fares. The carrier offers customers the ability to customize travel to their needs and budget. For example, customers can purchase options a la carte or in one low-priced bundle called the WORKS. This bundle includes refundability, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, the best available seat, waived change fees, and priority boarding.
The airline’s frequent flyer program, FRONTIER Miles, lets members enjoy many benefits as well as the ability to attain Elite status. Like the airline, FRONTIER Miles is family friendly and the program makes it easy for families to enjoy the rewards together, including family pooling of miles. FRONTIER Miles is aptly named because you earn one mile for every mile flown – no funny formulas at Frontier. Whether customers travel a little or a lot, they will find FRONTIER Miles rewarding.
To download an image of Juan the Puerto Rican Parrot, click here.
Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates 110 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 43 percent fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines’ 2019 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline. Frontier is also committed to families enabling children 14 years and younger to fly free through the airline’s Discount Den travel club on qualifying flights. With more than 230 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.