Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines
DENVER, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) today announced it will add new flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with non- stop service from both Sacramento (SMF) and San Jose (SJC), Calif. Tickets for the new routes are on sale now at FrontierAirlines.com. The new Sacramento route, which will operate four days per week starting Dec. 15, 2007, will offer the comfort of the all-leather, 76-seat Embraer E-170 aircraft, operated by Republic Airlines. Thrice weekly San Jose flights will also begin Dec. 15, with two E-170 flights operated by Republic and a third Saturday flight aboard Frontier’s new fleet of Airbus A319s featuring 24 channels of DIRECTV(R) service and four pay-per-view movies in every seat back.
Frontier is offering special introductory fares on both new routes for as low as $119* each way. Fares must be purchased by 9:59 p.m. MDT on Sept. 12, 2007, for travel between Dec. 15, 2007, and March 5, 2008.
With the addition of these new flights, Frontier now offers direct non- stop service to seven Mexican cities from 13 U.S. gateways — more gateways than any major U.S. carrier. Today’s announcement follows new Frontier Mexico routes announced earlier this week between Milwaukee (MKE) and Cancun (CUN), San Diego (SAN) and Mazatlan (MZT), and Albuquerque (ABQ) and Puerto Vallarta. The new Sacramento and San Jose routes are in addition to Frontier’s current non-stop service from both cities to Cabo San Lucas (SJD). Frontier’s total non-stop options to Mexico now include service from its Denver hub, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Nashville, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Albuquerque and Los Angeles.
“Many travelers on our flights to Mexico have flown to Denver until recently to catch their flights, and now we are making our service even more convenient by adding several direct non-stop flights from gateway cities already in the Frontier route network,” said John Happ, Frontier’s senior vice president of marketing and planning. “Our new service from Sacramento and San Jose to Puerto Vallarta is the latest example of the significant, strategic growth of our Latin American route network, including low-cost service to Mexico from multiple non-Denver U.S. cities. Our fleet of E-170 jets will continue to play an important role in our international expansion as it provides us with flexibility during peak and off-peak times and also allows us to ‘right-size’ new city-pairs to and from Mexico, such as our new Albuquerque to Puerto Vallarta service. As the fastest growing domestic carrier to Central America, we look forward to many new destinations and frequencies on both sides of the border in the near future.”