Frontier Airlines to Launch Three More Routes to Jamaica
Frontier to launch direct routes from 3 US cities to Montego Bay from February 2023
Frontier Airlines is expanding its flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica, with three new routes coming online from February next year.
On top of the existing options of Atlanta, Orlando, and Philadelphia, passengers will soon be able to fly direct to the Caribbean destination from Denver, Chicago-Midway, and St. Louis. As a result, Frontier will serve 70 destinations from its Denver International Airport hub, with nonstop flights to 15 countries.
Direct flights from St. Louis (STL) to Montego Bay (MBJ) will launch February 23, with three scheduled weekly flights starting at just over $139 each way.
The same number of flights are scheduled to depart from Denver (DEN) each week, beginning the next day, February 24, while one weekly flight from Chicago-Midway (MDW) will launch on February 25. This is set to become Frontier’s farthest international destination.
“This new nonstop service to three major American gateways is further proof of Frontier’s commitment to providing Jamaicans with convenient, affordable flight options to the U.S.,” Frontier’s VP of Commercial, Daniel Shurz, said in a statement.
“At the same time, this new service will be a huge draw for Americans who reside in or near these major metropolitan areas and want to escape winter to come to enjoy some sunshine and warm Jamaican hospitality.”
The news comes as passenger demand returns to pre-pandemic levels. Holiday destinations like Jamaica will be keen to recoup the losses of the past few years, with new routes opening up the Caribbean island to a new pool of potential tourists.
The Jamaica tourism board welcomed the news warmly, with regional manager Odette Dyer commending the airline for the additional services, which should boost arrival numbers. As of February, Frontier will offer eight direct routes to Jamaica—the most of any American airline.
It is not just the destination, however, which will benefit. Denver International Airport’s CEO, Phil Washington, was also delighted with the new flight options’ impact on the city and its international airport.
“Providing service to Montego Bay, a brand-new destination with strong demand from Denver-originating travelers further enhances the value DEN provides in connecting people and places,” he said in a statement.
Frontier will compete with Southwest Airlines, which runs nonstop flights from Chicago-Midway and St. Louis to Montego Bay. However, Frontier will be the first to operate a continuous service from Denver.
Frontier currently operates an all-Airbus fleet, composed of 116 A320/321-200 and A320/A321neo planes, averaging 4.4 years of age.
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