Getting out of town is great. Getting out of town with a cheap fare is even better. Getting out of town with a cheap fare on a plane dedicated to San Antonio? Well, it doesn't get better than that. On June 5, low-cost airline Frontier announced it would be expanding its offerings in San Antonio, adding two new nonstop routes to the roster and honoring Alamo City with a new plane.
Beginning August 13, Frontier will fly nonstop from San Antonio to Orange County, California. The nearly three-hour flight takes off Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from San Antonio International Airport to John Wayne Airport at 4:29 pm, arriving in SNA at 5:26 pm. Return flights leave Orange County at 10:47 am landing back in Alamo City at 3:39 pm.
If you prefer hitting the slopes over riding waves, consider Frontier's brand-new nonstop to Salt Lake City, which launches August 15. Available on Wednesday and Saturday, the flight takes off from SAT at 1:15 pm, arriving in SLC at 3:10 pm. Return flights depart at 4 pm, and land back in San Antonio at 7:46 pm.
The airline also announced Alamo City would be getting its very own Frontier plane, giving citizens the opportunity to choose the animal to represent San Antonio on the aircraft. Locals are invited to vote on their favorite animal here. Currently in the running is an armadillo, an axis deer, a coyote, a Longhorn steer, and an ocelot. In an effort to remain impartial, we won't reveal our favorite, but we will say that an armadillo airplane sounds pretty fantastic.
In celebration of the new flights and flashy new aircraft, Frontier is now offering select $29 fares for a limited time. With the addition of the Orange County and Salt Lake City flights, the airline now serves 25 destinations from San Antonio.