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Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:24 pm
by 757usairways
:| 85 new routes and not one to PHL.....oh well, nice to see CLT get a few new additions too, anyway congrats to all the other cities and hope they succeed.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:26 pm
by sw733
MCI gets TPA, CUN, RSW, and RDU.

The number of airlines now flying MCI-CUN is staggering.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:28 pm
by izbtmnhd
Italianflyer wrote:
Lotta love for DEN:

DenverAlbuquerque; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Ontario, Calif.; Palm Springs, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; San Jose, Calif.Boise, Idaho; Buffalo; Calgary, Alberta**; Charleston; El Paso, Texas; Fargo, N.D.; Fresno, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich; Jackson Hole, Wyo; Jacksonville, Fla.; Little Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; Pensacola, Fla.; Spokane, Wash; Tulsa, Okla.


Love the Jackson Hole add. Fares are nuts to Teton year round. Hope it sticks.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:28 pm
by Italianflyer
Lotta love for DEN:

DenverAlbuquerque; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Ontario, Calif.; Palm Springs, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; San Jose, Calif.Boise, Idaho; Buffalo; Calgary, Alberta**; Charleston; El Paso, Texas; Fargo, N.D.; Fresno, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich; Jackson Hole, Wyo; Jacksonville, Fla.; Little Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; Pensacola, Fla.; Spokane, Wash; Tulsa, Okla.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:28 pm
by mjlewis
Didn't see this thread, but made one separately for us TPA people. Delete/Merge that thread if necessary?

11 new destinations out of TPA. All on sale today - active by the end of the year.

1) Colorado Springs
2) Buffalo
3) Long Island
4) Indianapolis
5) Nashville
6) Milwaukee
7) Minneapolis
8) Providence
9) St. Louis
10) Kansas City
11) Columbus

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:32 pm
by Mikey711MN
https://www.flyfrontier.com/news/posts/ ... opulation/

Frontier Airlines has announced a significant network expansion adding 21 new cities which will increase the number of destinations served by the low-fare carrier by 30 percent and double the number of total routes. By next spring, Frontier will offer low fares to 90 percent of the U.S. population, which is expected to bring more than $1 billion dollars in savings to consumers through lower airfares. To celebrate the announcement, Frontier is offering limited time fares from $39*.

“We are proud to announce the nationwide expansion of our unique brand of Low Fares Done Right which will empower millions more people to afford to fly,” Barry Biffle, president and CEO for Frontier Airlines, said. “We project this will save our customers over a billion dollars annually on their flights. These new flights will allow us to serve even more of America and make flying a truly affordable option.”

Highlights of the announcement include the following:

    Twenty-one new cities (eight on sale today), about a 30 percent increase in cities to 82 cities
    Eighty-five new routes (forty-nine on sale today)
    Nonstop routes nearly double by Summer of 2018 to 314
    Total routes (including connections) grow to well over 1000 by Summer 2018 (more than double the current number of total routes)
    Expansion of winter service to warm weather destinations with significant growth in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, Fla., and Cancun, Mexico

Today Frontier has also extended its schedule with all flights on sale through April 7, 2018.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:32 pm
by OA412
Italianflyer wrote:
Lotta love for DEN:

DenverAlbuquerque; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Ontario, Calif.; Palm Springs, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; San Jose, Calif.Boise, Idaho; Buffalo; Calgary, Alberta**; Charleston; El Paso, Texas; Fargo, N.D.; Fresno, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich; Jackson Hole, Wyo; Jacksonville, Fla.; Little Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; Pensacola, Fla.; Spokane, Wash; Tulsa, Okla.

I know at least some of these are resumptions rather than completely new routes. PSP is definitely a resumption.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:34 pm
by izbtmnhd
As F9 keeps on expanding outward it's going to be harder and harder for DL/UA/AA to pretend it doesn't exist. Some of these routes are a direct shot at the legacy carriers.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:34 pm
by avi8
Do we know the frequencies on the routes? TPA sees a huge boost. I wonder if it'll become one of their largest stations. Are they adding new aircraft to be able to do this massive expansion?

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:38 pm
by lakeeffect
I think the most interesting route of all is DEN-YYC! If I recall correctly, none of the US based LCC and ULCC fly directly to Canada. So that right there is huge if they do indeed launch Calgary!

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:43 pm
by dc10lover
Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 488214001/

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:43 pm
by flyingcat
I'm both amazed and confused.

The P2P is clearly to look for the weak spots where OD demand exists for an alternative carrier however for many years F9 reiterated that DEN focus was a three way battle not worth the time or money. Yet they seem to be retrenching

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:45 pm
by DeltaRules
CMH-AUS is an interesting add. Two up-and-coming cities with the younger crowd linking for the first time nonstop?

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:49 pm
by AWACSooner
So where are the planes coming from this suddenly to account for this mass increase?

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:54 pm
by zrb2
Nice. Buffalo is getting 5 cities. Plenty more folks from Southern Ontario will be flying to Florida out of BUF.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:55 pm
by commavia
MAH4546 wrote:
I think AA may enter all the new ones except Trenton.


I have no idea if this will ultimately end up pushing AA to launch nonstop service on any of these routes, but I agree that, at a minimum, MIA-BUF and MIA-PVD seem (as they long have seemed) like obvious E175 routes. Will be interesting to see how AA responds, if at all, to Frontier's expansion at MIA.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:02 pm
by lavalampluva
AWACSooner wrote:
So where are the planes coming from this suddenly to account for this mass increase?



My guess is that many of these routes are NOT daily, so it's easier to spread the aircraft around the system.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:04 pm
by dc10lover
dc10lover wrote:
I hope ONT gets more service.

To Austin, Chicago O'Hare & Denver

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:08 pm
by MesaFlyGuy
From what's bookable so far:

Islip has

RSW- 1 daily
MIA- 2 daily
MCO- 2 daily
MSY- 4x weekly
TPA- 1 daily
PBI- 1 daily

ATL/CLT/ORD/DTW/MSP not yet bookable so I don't know what their frequencies will be. I'm assuming all except ORD will be less than daily.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:11 pm
by usairways85
757usairways wrote:
:| 85 new routes and not one to PHL.....oh well, nice to see CLT get a few new additions too, anyway congrats to all the other cities and hope they succeed.

I am surprised PHL has not gotten LAS yet, but F9 already has a rather extensive warm weather network from PHL so not all that surprising that there weren't any additions.

F9 Announces 8 Destinations from AUS

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:16 pm
by tkoenig95
Today, July 18, the ULCC Frontier Airlines announced 8 new destinations from AUS on top of their existing 8 destinations currently served.
-Columbus, Ohio

- ONT
- CLT
- CVG
- MSY
- PHX
- RDU
- SJC

http://www.statesman.com/news/new-front ... 5OvRQBVOI/

Does this now categorize AUS as a focus city for F9? Nonetheless, congrats to the growth of Central Texas and to F9!

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:17 pm
by flyingcat
AWACSooner wrote:
So where are the planes coming from this suddenly to account for this mass increase?


That's the key question, PGD is already gone and it looks like the flights have shifted back to RSW. There are undoubtedly cuts but so far that's all I have found.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:17 pm
by 757usairways
usairways85 wrote:
757usairways wrote:
:| 85 new routes and not one to PHL.....oh well, nice to see CLT get a few new additions too, anyway congrats to all the other cities and hope they succeed.

I am surprised PHL has not gotten LAS yet, but F9 already has a rather extensive warm weather network from PHL so not all that surprising that there weren't any additions.

Just surprised there hasn't been any west coast additions from PHL

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:19 pm
by knope2001
dc10lover wrote:
Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 488214001/


It appears they are announcing plans for routes beyond the current schedule period which runs April 5th. For Milwaukee some of these are pretty remarkable:

Milwaukee to BUF, CVG, CLE, DTW, ISP, TYS, MIA, PVD, SJU, TPA, TTN

It appears markets with no date on this USAToday list are for spring/summer. So far I don't see this stuff on Frontier's site, if this stuff is accurate it's quite something.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:20 pm
by dc10lover
For FAT (Fresno, California) fans, looks like new service to your area.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:21 pm
by ryder1650
So is CVG-SFO really gone?

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:21 pm
by msycajun
knope2001 wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 488214001/


It appears they are announcing plans for routes beyond the current schedule period which runs April 5th. For Milwaukee some of these are pretty remarkable:

Milwaukee to BUF, CVG, CLE, DTW, ISP, TYS, MIA, PVD, SJU, TPA, TTN

It appears markets with no date on this USAToday list are for spring/summer. So far I don't see this stuff on Frontier's site, if this stuff is accurate it's quite something.

Are all of these nonstop or are they counting one stop? Seems like F9 is doing a lot more one stop routings, for example MSY-SAT/AUS-SAN.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:23 pm
by GLG20
knope2001 wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 488214001/


It appears they are announcing plans for routes beyond the current schedule period which runs April 5th. For Milwaukee some of these are pretty remarkable:

Milwaukee to BUF, CVG, CLE, DTW, ISP, TYS, MIA, PVD, SJU, TPA, TTN

It appears markets with no date on this USAToday list are for spring/summer. So far I don't see this stuff on Frontier's site, if this stuff is accurate it's quite something.



With the exception of frequencies, everything is on their site. (https://www.flyfrontier.com/news/). A lot of that MKE stuff is not listed.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:24 pm
by dc10lover
knope2001 wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 488214001/


It appears they are announcing plans for routes beyond the current schedule period which runs April 5th. For Milwaukee some of these are pretty remarkable:

Milwaukee to BUF, CVG, CLE, DTW, ISP, TYS, MIA, PVD, SJU, TPA, TTN

It appears markets with no date on this USAToday list are for spring/summer. So far I don't see this stuff on Frontier's site, if this stuff is accurate it's quite something.

No date has been set to start of service with routes with no date in parentheses.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:28 pm
by izbtmnhd
knope2001 wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 488214001/


It appears they are announcing plans for routes beyond the current schedule period which runs April 5th. For Milwaukee some of these are pretty remarkable:

Milwaukee to BUF, CVG, CLE, DTW, ISP, TYS, MIA, PVD, SJU, TPA, TTN

It appears markets with no date on this USAToday list are for spring/summer. So far I don't see this stuff on Frontier's site, if this stuff is accurate it's quite something.


How much capacity can CLE-MKE take? It will have 2x daily UA RJs + 2x daily WN 737s + 1x likely not daily F9 A319/320. I guess we'll find out.

Although the article missed the CLE-MIA add so I'm already taking this info with a grain of salt.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:28 pm
by cvgComair
ryder1650 wrote:
So is CVG-SFO really gone?

Looks like CVG-LAX/SAN/SFO is not operating during the Winter, hopefully they are back next Spring. Not sure why they would drop them, CVG-SFO already has UA and DL on the route, so that probably is part of it. It had to be doing well though, I mean it is operating daily right now. I think it is only a matter of time before Allegiant jumps on CVG-OAK/SAN, they already announced CVG-LAX.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:40 pm
by dc10lover
It's amazing how much more service Austin, Texas has had in over just a couple of years.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:41 pm
by United_fan
I don't know why F9 is adding BUF-Florida. B6 and WN all fly to the same cities more or less.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:44 pm
by Buddys747
Was hoping to see MDT come back, oh well.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:48 pm
by adamblang
izbtmnhd wrote:
As F9 keeps on expanding outward it's going to be harder and harder for DL/UA/AA to pretend it doesn't exist. Some of these routes are a direct shot at the legacy carriers.

That's what Basic Economy is for.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:54 pm
by jbs2886
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Frontier continues its push to reduce % of Denver based flying. As they have been doing this they seem to be getting stronger and stronger.


Is this actually a reduction? There is an extraordinary number of new destinations from DEN in this announcement.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:55 pm
by slcdeltarumd11
Frontier continues its push to reduce % of Denver based flying. As they have been doing this they seem to be getting stronger and stronger.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:57 pm
by zrb2
United_fan wrote:
I don't know why F9 is adding BUF-Florida. B6 and WN all fly to the same cities more or less.


So many Canadians and Western New Yorkers fly back and forth to Florida. It's just commonplace now for Ontario people to cross the border for cheaper fares and less hassle than YYZ. I'm sure the new flights will create even more customers.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:06 pm
by flyfresno
dc10lover wrote:
For FAT (Fresno, California) fans, looks like new service to your area.


It's not SWA or even Spirit, but any new service is good service! Perhaps this will lead to another LAS option, or maybe UA offering mainline service to DEN?

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:08 pm
by Dominion301
lakeeffect wrote:
I think the most interesting route of all is DEN-YYC! If I recall correctly, none of the US based LCC and ULCC fly directly to Canada. So that right there is huge if they do indeed launch Calgary!


I agree. I sure hope this is only step 1 in liberating transborder markets from what are generally ridiculously high fares that has seen traffic out of the likes of YEG, YOW, YWG, YHZ and others plummet since merger mania in the US. I certainly hope that this one succeeds. Frontier did serve YYC for about a year a decade ago on CR7s.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:10 pm
by Frontier14
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Frontier continues its push to reduce % of Denver based flying. As they have been doing this they seem to be getting stronger and stronger.


Percentage wise, with these new announcements today, I am sure that the DEN based flying will now be below 40% of the F9 system, maybe even 35%. This reduces the economic impact in the event of a major weather event.

As you say this strategy is paying off in dollars $$$ to the owners.

Frontier 14

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:19 pm
by PlanesNTrains
knope2001 wrote:
MKE22 wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:

They are starting to show up.

Miami is getting Cincinnati (3w), Cleveland (3w), Detroit (4w), Milwaukee (daily)

Finally Milwaukee and Providence get MIA service after AA has ignored them for so long.



Looking at some random dates I pulled up on F9's web-site, MKE-MIA operating as F9 flight 1511 departs at 8:13pm and arrives 10:33pm. MIA-MKE operating as F9 flight 1508 departs 6:29am and arrives in MKE at 11:05am.

I'd post the screenshot, but I can't per upload reqirements.


Took a quick look at the March peak and here's how it looks:
Miami daily (new)
Tampa daily (new)
Fort Myers daily (was 4/week last year)
Orlando daily (same as last year)
Las Vegas daily (same as last year)
Phoenix 4/week (same as last year)
Denver 4/week (was daily last year)

Nice year-over-year bump from 29/week 2017 to to 43/week in 2018.


Frontier in Milwaukee. Old things become new once again. #MidwestAirlines

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:22 pm
by rikkus67
CSeries should look good in Frontier colours....*evil grin*

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:26 pm
by SteveXC500
Many routes added. Any city pairs cut with this announcement?

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:28 pm
by FlyPNS1
Wow! Wasn't expecting Pensacola to get included in F9's expansion. I guess F9 saw the Northern Gulf Coast as a hole and decided to test the waters.

WN is actually testing weekend service DEN-PNS this summer, so it'll be interesting to see if they respond next year. Given the O&D between PNS and DEN, plus connecting flows, at least one carrier should be able to make it work at a less than daily frequency. However, I'm not sure the route can support two carriers.

I'm a little surprised on F9's re-emphasis of connections at Denver. Given the low fares inherent in the ULCC model, it could be tough to make money on connections. But maybe F9 can pull it off! How many gates does F9 have at DEN?? It doesn't seem like that many these days.

Granted a few of these routes will be tough even on an O&D basis. I think PVD-CLT will be brutal.



There are a few very odd adds. CLT-PVD will be a brutal battle for F9.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:29 pm
by flyoregon
Somewhat surprised nothing out of PDX and not as surprised but it would be cool to see EUG added again.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:34 pm
by jbpdx
The database on the app must not be complete yet. Lots of peculiarities. Price options for PDX are greyed out; the last day with clickable price options PDX-DEN (and coincidentally SNA-DEN) is 1 Nov. (The app is buggy?) I don't think all cancelled flights have been deleted yet in the database.

Also, with only one flight a day (if that?) operating out of PDX beginning in the fall, connections to/from PDX to lots of cities are impossible unless you want to sit overnight at DIA.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 pm
by PlanesNTrains
rikkus67 wrote:
CSeries should look good in Frontier colours....*evil grin*


I wish they'd taken those 40 from Republic. Oh wellz...

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:42 pm
by lavalampluva
PlanesNTrains wrote:
rikkus67 wrote:
CSeries should look good in Frontier colours....*evil grin*


I wish they'd taken those 40 from Republic. Oh wellz...

I will say it's interesting what is happening since Republic is now out of bankruptcy.

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:45 pm
by mariner
PlanesNTrains wrote:
rikkus67 wrote:
CSeries should look good in Frontier colours....*evil grin*


I wish they'd taken those 40 from Republic. Oh wellz...


They took the 80 x Airbus from Republic. Image

mariner