Frontier Airlines Will More Than Double Flights At CVG
By Mike Perleberg
Elvis is in the house to announce $14.99 each-way fares for the 5 markets announced today. Buy now. pic.twitter.com/6Mdan9ZqYB
— CVG Airport (@CVGairport) August 28, 2014
(Hebron, Ky.) – Frontier Airlines is becoming the second-most prominent carrier at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, behind only Delta Air Lines.
Executives with Denver-based Frontier and CVG made official Thursday what had been reported on Wednesday: the low-cost airline is adding 20 new weekly flights from Cincinnati to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando and Phoenix.
Since debuting at CVG in May 2013, Frontier has expanded to 41 flights per week with now 10 destinations. Service to Denver, Trenton, and Washington, D.C.-Dulles is already offered.
In announcing the new flights Thursday, Frontier is offering one-day only $14.99 fares for one-way routes to the five new cities from Cincinnati.
“We are excited to offer five new Frontier destinations for residents of the Cincinnati area and appreciate the continued support of the Cincinnati community,” said Barry Biffle, Frontier’s President. “These jaw dropping low introductory fares attest to our commitment to make air travel more affordable and accessible. We are confident customers will love our amazing low fares and the ability to optimize their travel experience for the comfort and value they seek.”
The new flights will be aboard Frontier’s 138-seat Airbus A319 jets. The aircraft offer Classic Plus and economy seating.
Frontier’s expansion at CVG – just a couple weeks after low-cost competitor Allegiant Air announced it was adding weekly service to Las Vegas to its list – further enhances CVG’s ability to provide a variety of options to tri-state travelers, said Kenton County Airport Board Chairman Bill Robinson III.
“This success would not be possible without the support of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community,” Robinson said.
CVG was recently ranked by federal transportation officials as having the most expensive average fare in the nation. With the growth of Frontier and Allegiant – now competing for area fliers heading to several destinations – the airport’s average ticket price could be in for a decrease.