Frontier Airlines will begin non-stop seasonal flights between Philadelphia International Airport and Atlanta, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Pensacola and Raleigh-Durham starting in spring.
The new cities will bring to 31 the destinations Frontier serves from Philadelphia with a mix of seasonal and year-round service. Most flights operate a few days a week.
The Las Vegas flight will be an exception, operating daily with late night flights to and from the gambling and entertainment mecca. Ten of those destinations were added in 2018. Next month, the Denver-based carrier begins seasonal flights to Montego Bay from Philadelphia.
The airline briefly served New Castle County Airport before heading to Philadelphia. Frontier continues to serve the Trenton, NJ area.
“We are always thrilled when airlines choose to add more flights at Philadelphia International Airport,” saidPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “Frontier has steadily grown their presence in our city and this latest round of new destinations will give passengers even more options for travel to and from other popular U.S. cities. I look forward to Frontier’s continued partnership with PHL.”
Frontier plans to use Airbus 320 aircraft on the routes. The service to Atlanta, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and Raleigh-Durham start on April 30; the service to Pensacola begins on May 3.
Days of operation
- Philadelphia-Atlanta – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
- Philadelphia-Las Vegas – daily
- Philadelphia-Myrtle Beach- Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
- Philadelphia-Pensacola – Monday and Friday
- Philadelphia-Raleigh-Durham –Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
The new service by Frontier gives more options to travelers to cities that are currently served by other airlines. American Airlines offers service to the five cities. Delta serves its hub in Atlanta as well as Raleigh. Southwest flies to Atlanta and Las Vegas. Spirit flies to Atlanta, Las Vegas and seasonally to Myrtle Beach.
“We are excited to be further expanding our unique brand of Low Fares Done Right in Philadelphia,” said Josh Flyr, vice president, Network and Revenue for Frontier Airlines. “Frontier is always looking for ways to make travel easier.”
Frontier caters to leisure travelers and low base fares with extra fees for checked baggage, seat assignments, etc. The airline is taking delivery on new jets and is expanding its route system.
Further information is available at flyfrontier.com