Phoenix’s fourth largest carrier, Frontier Airlines, announced ten new routes that will begin in the winter season.
Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle announced the routes today from the recently re-modernized Terminal 3 along with Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O’Brien and Phoenix Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky.
“Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Orange County, California (SNA), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP), Portland (PDX), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL), Nashville (BNA), Indianapolis (IND) and Kansas City (MCI) in November 2022 and January 2023. To celebrate, America’s Greenest Airline is offering fares as low as $19,” said Frontier Airlines President and CEO Barry Biffle.
Frontier’s continued growth at PHX will be supported through the planned November opening of a new crew base, which is expected to initially employ up to 180 pilots and 275 flight attendants.
“Frontier Airlines is quickly advancing in Phoenix, and these ten new routes mark the growth of business and leisure travelers choosing our great city as a destination,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We are grateful for the commitment that Frontier has made with its crew base and the employment opportunities it provides. More people will discover why Phoenix is a great vacation destination, business hub, and place to call home.”
Frontier operates the largest A320neo fleet with an average fleet age of four years. The aircraft have ultra-efficient engines as well as lightweight comfortable seats. Frontier is 43% more fuel efficient than other airlines.
“Frontier’s commitment to both building a crew base and adding new routes demonstrates the strength of the Phoenix market. The addition of these routes will allow Phoenicians more options when it comes to air travel," said Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, District 1
“This is exciting news and provides even more options for passengers traveling to and from Phoenix, and also comes just in time for the holiday travel season. Additionally, Frontier Airlines commitment to expand its operation here in the Valley means more jobs and economic growth," said Councilman Sal DiCiccio, District 6
“The addition of these new flights by Frontier is a win for our residents in multiple ways: they win when there are more choices to get where they want to go, making it easier to connect with family and friends; they win because more flights means more competition and better prices on travel; and they win when we add well-paying jobs right here in our community," said Councilmember Carlos Garcia, District 8