Returning to the friendly skies
Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is preparing to lift off with nonstop service from San Antonio to two major cities: Atlanta and Philadelphia.
The resurrected route to Atlanta, scheduled to take off May 26, will operate each Thursday and Friday. The returning route to Philadelphia, set to start June 15, will operate each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Frontier previously offered nonstop service from San Antonio to the two cities but subsequently dropped both routes.
“This gives leisure travelers an opportunity to visit some of the popular tourist destinations in the United States,” Brian Pratte, chief air service and marketing officer for the San Antonio Airport System, says in a news release.
Frontier’s nonstop flights between San Antonio International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport will be the only ones between the two cities. Frontier will join Delta and Southwest in flying nonstop between San Antonio and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Pratte says with the addition of Frontier’s nonstop San Antonio-Atlanta service, “the 297,000 annual passengers who fly between the two markets will have even more options.”
Frontier is offering special fares to celebrate the new service, with tickets starting as low as $79.
The airline, which is merging with Spirit Airlines, currently serves three nonstop routes from San Antonio: Denver, Las Vegas, and Orlando.