MIAMI – Frontier’s massive expansion continues, this time focusing on the already busy Miami International Airport (MIA). The ultra-low-cost-carrier’s fall/winter schedule was launched on Thursday in a celebration feast at MIA where its director and Frontier officials announced the positive news for America’s most diversified airport.
The seasonal schedule includes eight new routes—five of which are all-new routes for MIA.
Frontier will resume seasonal service to five other U.S. destinations, which when combined with daily year-round services to Denver, brings its total number of Miami routes to 14.
Frontier’s new flights will connect MIA with:
- Islip, New York, twice-daily flights
- Providence, Milwaukee, and Detroit with daily flights
- Cincinnati and Cleveland with three-time a week flights
On October 6, Frontier also launched “the new Miami-Trenton route” with a four-time a week frequency. Additionally, a new Miami-Buffalo route will be offered three-times a week starting in December.
“Frontier’s expansion 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.”
Last week, Frontier also brought back seasonal Miami daily flights to Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City-La Guardia and Philadelphia. Seasonal daily service to Atlanta will begin in December as well. In total, the carrier will operate 90 weekly flights at MIA by December.
“We proudly welcome Frontier’s increased presence at MIA,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “It is encouraging to see that in addition to gaining new international service, we are also growing our domestic route network as well.”
Back in 2014, Frontier launched for the first time services to five U.S. cities from Miami, expanding to seven with 54 weekly departures in 2015. According to the carrier, in 2016 they had more than 575,000 passengers to and from Miami International Airport.