Frontier Airlines is adding 21 new cities, 85 routes

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Frontier Airlines is adding 21 new cities, 85 routes
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Denver-based Frontier Airlines has just announced a massive expansion that includes 21 new cities and 85 new routes.

According to a company news release, Frontier will offer its ultra-low fares to 90% of the U.S. population by next spring, saving consumers big money.

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Frontier Airlines expansion: What you need to know

“We are proud to announce the nationwide expansion of our unique brand of Low Fares Done Right which will empower millions more people to afford to fly,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO for Frontier Airlines. “We project this will save our customers over a billion dollars annually on their flights. These new flights will allow us to serve even more of America and make flying a truly affordable option.”

With this expansion, Frontier’s nonstop routes will nearly double by the summer of 2018 to 314, and total routes (including connections) will grow to more than 1,000.

Significant growth is planned for winter travel to warm weather destinations like Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Cancun.

Tickets are currently on sale for some of the new routes, but many of them will begin next spring. Frontier provided this summary of the new service:

  • Albuquerque: Denver
  • Atlanta: San Juan, Islip
  • Austin: Ontario, Phoenix, New Orleans, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, San Jose
  • Boise: Denver
  • Buffalo: Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Denver
  • Calgary: Denver
  • Charlotte: Austin, Islip, Providence
  • Charleston: Denver
  • Cedar Rapids: Orlando
  • Cancun: Kansas City, Orlando
  • Chicago-O’Hare: Islip, Ontario
  • Cincinnati: Miami, Austin, Jacksonville, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio, Seattle
  • Columbus: Tampa, Austin
  • Denver: Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Ontario, Palm Springs, Reno, San Jose, Boise, Buffalo, Calgary, Charleston, El Paso, Fargo, Fresno, Grand Rapids, Jackson Hole, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Louisville, Pensacola, Spokane, Tulsa
  • Detroit: Miami, Islip
  • El Paso: Denver
  • Fargo: Denver
  • Fresno: Denver
  • Fort Myers: Buffalo, Colorado Springs, Islip, Kansas City, Nashville, Providence
  • Grand Rapids: Orlando, Denver
  • Indianapolis: Tampa
  • Islip: Fort Myers, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Detroit
  • Jackson Hole: Denver
  • Jacksonville: Denver, Cincinnati
  • Kansas City: Cancun, Fort Myers, Tampa, Raleigh/Durham
  • Knoxville: Orlando
  • Las Vegas: Salt Lake City, San Jose
  • Little Rock: Denver
  • Louisville: Denver
  • Miami: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Islip, Milwaukee, Providence, San Juan, Trenton
  • Minneapolis: Tampa, Islip, Trenton
  • Buffalo: Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Denver
  • Milwaukee: Miami, Tampa
  • Nashville: Fort Myers, Tampa
  • New Orleans: Austin, Islip, Providence, San Antonio
  • Oklahoma City: Denver, Orlando, San Diego
  • Ontario: Austin, Denver, Chicago-O’Hare
  • Orlando: Buffalo, Cancun, Cedar Rapids, Grand Rapids, Knoxville, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Tulsa
  • Palm Springs: Denver
  • Pensacola: Denver
  • Phoenix: Austin, San Antonio
  • Providence: Fort Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham
  • Raleigh/Durham: Austin, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Providence
  • Reno: Denver
  • St. Louis: Tampa
  • Salt Lake City: Las Vegas
  • San Antonio: New Orleans, Phoenix, San Diego, Cincinnati, Orlando, San Jose
  • San Diego: San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa
  • San Jose: Denver, Las Vegas, Austin, San Antonio
  • San Juan: Atlanta, Miami
  • Seattle: Cincinnati
  • Spokane: Denver
  • Tampa: Buffalo, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Indianapolis, Islip, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Providence, St. Louis
  • Trenton: Miami, Minneapolis
  • Tulsa: Denver, Orlando, San Diego
  • West Palm Beach: Islip

How cheap is Frontier? It’s not uncommon for the airline to offer one-way fares from $49, $39, $29 and even $19, but you need to know that the extras will cost you.

“Frontier is one of the cheapest airlines out there, and many times throughout the year they’ll have one-way fares for $20,” said Clark Deals editor Charis Brown. “But the key to keeping your costs low with Frontier is to travel light. Extras such as baggage and advance seat assignments can make your ticket more expensive.”

Frontier says it’s offering $39 one-way tickets to celebrate its expansion. Search the latest fares here.

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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