MIAMI — Frontier Airlines is continuing to grow its Cleveland presence as it plans to add new service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (DFW) beginning August 15 and Las Vegas (LAS) beginning September 11.
The Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier will compete with United on both routes. Additionally, Frontier will compete with Southwest to Las Vegas and American to DFW. The new flights will be operated by the Airbus A320.
In just under one month, Frontier will begin flying to several new destinations from the airport. By the end of June, the carrier will offer nonstop domestic service to Atlanta, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Fort Myers, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Fla., Trenton, N.J., and international service to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in partnership with Apple Vacations. The carrier will also offer season service to Phoenix starting November 14 with two weekly flights.
“As the only true low-fare carrier at Cleveland, we’re excited to offer the community two more reasons to travel,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s senior vice president, commercial. “Both Dallas/Ft. Worth and Vegas are fantastic destinations for vacation getaways as well as convenient for the business traveler. We are confident customers will love our amazing low fares and our newly launched fare structure that empowers the customer to optimize their travel experience for the comfort and value they seek.”
“We are very excited that Frontier Airlines believes enough in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio to make their third new service announcement in just a few months,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “Frontier has become our second largest carrier at CLE in terms of nonstop markets served and we’re glad to see them adding Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth to their growing menu of 14 destinations.”
The two latest routes from Cleveland can be booked for as low as $69 each way to Dallas/Fort Worth and $99 each way to Las Vegas for flights through Nov. 19, but passengers will likely be paying several fees as the carrier recently began charging for items a la cart.
Today’s announcement comes one day after the carrier announced a major expansion at Washington Dulles.
Related, in three weeks, United Airlines will officially de-hub Cleveland. Meanwhile, carriers such as US Airways, Delta, and Frontier have been adding new flights to replace the void United is leaving.