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Frontier Airlines planes stand at gates on the A Concourse at Denver International Airport in Denver. (Photo: David Zalubowski | AP)

Frontier Airlines makes inroads into Caribbean

Frontier Airlines planes stand at gates on the A Concourse at Denver International Airport in Denver. (Photo: David Zalubowski | AP)

A low-cost carrier out of Colorado, USA, is expanding its footprint to the Caribbean with plans to launch a slate of new routes to popular tourist destinations.

“We’re excited to expand our network with these 19 new routes and bring our brand of friendly service and low fares to three great new destinations”

— Daniel Shurz, senior vice-president of commercial, Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines last week announced 19 non-stop routes and three new destinations as part of its service offering to its passengers.

“We’re excited to expand our network with these 19 new routes and bring our brand of friendly service and low fares to three great new destinations,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice-president of commercial, Frontier Airlines.

Daniel Shurz, senior- vice-president – commercial for Frontier Airlines, outlines the service the company will bring to Green Airport starting August14 as Governor Gina Raimondo looks on. (PHOTO: WARWICK BEACON )

“Frontier is committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers on every flight and this new service will adhere to Frontier’s highest health standards, including enhanced cleaning, temperature screenings for all passengers and required mask-wearing,” he continued.

A ‘virgin’ flight to St Thomas

Among its new destinations is St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. On February 19, 2021, Frontier Airlines will launch its inaugural service from the Orlando International Airport in Florida and the Cyril E King Airport.

Cyril E King Airport in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
(Photo: Caribbean National Weekly)

The service will take place twice per week — Monday and Friday —with the introductory fare set at US$59.

Two good for the Dom Rep

From the same Orlando International Airport, beginning February 11, 2021, the carrier will commission twice-weekly flights to both Punta Cana International Airport and Santo Domingo Airport in the Dominican. The services for both are on Thursday and Sunday. Fares begin at US$79 for Punta Cana and US$99 for Santo Domingo.

Aeroplanes remain landed at Punta Cana Internatonial Airport in Puerto Rico (File photo0

“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 said in a release.

Frontier’s announced came just a day after Spirit Airlines, another low-cost carrier, announced the renewal of routes from Orlando to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands; as well as San Juan in Puerto Rico.