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Frontier to Launch New Flights to 5 U.S. Cities From Philadelphia

Plus, the airline is offering introductory one-way fares for as low as $29. The new flights will start just in time for the warmer months.


Las Vegas is just one new destination on Frontier’s expansion list for PHL. f11photo | iStock

2019 is shaping up to be a strong year for domestic flyers who want more options at the Philadelphia International Airport. On Tuesday, Frontier Airlines announced that it would expand service from PHL to five new cities across the country. The seasonal flights will begin as soon as April 30th and May 1st, just in time for the warmer seasons.

The five new destinations are Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR); Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS); Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU); and, Pensacola, Florida (PNS).

Plus, along with the announcement, the airline is offering introductory one-way fares for as low as $29. The airline has not announced when introductory rates will expire.

The following deals are available as of Tuesday morning on flyfrontier.com, according to Frontier:

  • PHL to/from LAS | $59 (starts April 30, deal applicable for Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday)
  • PHL to/from ATL | $39 (starts April 30, deal applicable for Tuesday)
  • PHL to/from MYR | $29 (starts April 30, deal applicable for Tuesday)
  • PHL to/from PNS | $39 (starts May, deal applicable for Wednesday)
  • PHL to/from RDU | $29 (starts April 30, deal applicable for Tuesday)

Overall, the flights to and from both Atlanta and Mrytle Beach will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The flight to Las Vegas will run daily. The flight to and from Pensacola will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and, the flight to and from Raleigh-Durham will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Because Frontier is a low-cast carrier, additional services such as baggage and advance seat assignments must be purchased separately at an additional charge. Travelers can also opt for the airline’s low-cost Works bundle, which includes refundability, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, the best available seat, waived change fees and priority boarding, according to the airline.

The carrier also touts its frequent flier program, Frontier Miles, as “family friendly” and “easy.” Participants can earn one mile for every mile flown. “If a customer travels a little or lot, they will find Frontier Miles rewarding,” the airline said in a statement. Frontier also offers cheaper fares to its Discount Den members.

The expansion in service solidifies Frontier’s position as the Philadelphia International Airport’s second largest carrier by destinations served, behind American Airlines.

“Frontier’s growing network here gives more affordable options to folks who want to travel by air,” said PHL Airport CEO Chellie Cameron said in a statement.

“These destinations Frontier is adding to its PHL network are popular with vacationers as well as business travelers. We are very pleased by Frontier’s focus on Philadelphia and are eager for more service to more cities.”