Frontier Airlines to expand service from MIA to nine more cities
Low-cost carrier will also renew seasonal service to five cities this fall
Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced today a major expansion of its flight schedule this fall from Miami International Airport that will include the addition of nine cities – five of which are not currently served by any other airline at MIA. In addition to its daily service to Denver, Frontier will also resume seasonal service to five other U.S. cities, bringing its total number of Miami routes to 15.
"Frontier’s expansion, which includes five new domestic routes for Miami-Dade County, is great news for MIA and for our community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Our residents will have even more flight options to key U.S. markets, and our local tourism industry will receive an infusion of thousands of additional passengers.”
The nine cities Frontier will begin serving from MIA between October and December are: Buffalo, New York (thrice-weekly); Cincinnati (thrice-weekly); Cleveland (thrice daily); Detroit (daily); Islip, New York (twice daily); Milwaukee (daily); Providence (daily); San Juan, Puerto Rico (daily); and Trenton, New Jersey (four weekly). Buffalo, Islip, Milwaukee, Providence and Trenton are currently not served by another passenger airline at MIA.
Daily service to Las Vegas will be available in August. In October, Frontier will also bring back seasonal Miami service to Chicago (daily), New York City-La Guardia (daily) and Philadelphia (daily through Nov. 10), followed by seasonal service to Atlanta (daily) beginning in December. Frontier launched into the Miami market in 2014 with service to five U.S. cities, and soon expanded to seven U.S. destinations with 54 weekly departures in 2015.
“MIA is to be commended for continually attracting more flights to Miami-Dade County,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, Chairperson of the County Commission’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee. “Congratulations as well to Frontier Airlines, for expanding its presence in our community.”
Frontier carried more than 575,000 passengers to and from Miami in 2016, making it MIA’s seventh-busiest passenger airline. For more information on Frontier Airlines, visit www.flyfrontier.com.
“We look forward to welcoming Frontier’s new routes and passengers this fall,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “It is encouraging to see that in addition to our expansion into new foreign markets, we are also growing our domestic route network.”