American ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Frontier Airlines has announced six new routes coming out of Las Vegas from March 2021. Two of the six new routes, most excitingly, are international to Mexico.
Frontier Airlines is adding six new routes out of Las Vegas. Photo: Getty ImagesFrontier Airlines adds six new Las Vegas routes
The six new routes Frontier Airlines announced out of Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS) are:
El Paso International Airport (ELP): twice-weekly from March 11th
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock (LIT): twice-weekly from March 11th
Los Cabos International Airport in Mexico (SJD): twice-weekly from March 26th
Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City (OKC): twice-weekly from March 12th
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR): twice-weekly from March 25th
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT): twice-weekly from March 12th
The new Las Vegas routes for Frontier. Rendering created at Great Circle MapperThese new Las Vegas destinations will take Frontier Airlines’ total number of cities served nonstop from LAS to 44 cities. Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President of Commercial at Frontier, stated the following:
“We’re excited to announce six new routes and expand our already robust service in Las Vegas. We have made a very strong commitment to Las Vegas, which is one of our largest bases, and continue to build on our partnership with the Entertainment Capital of the World through the addition of new service. We look forward to continuing our outstanding relationship with McCarran International Airport and the fabulous Las Vegas community.”
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Growing out of Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a major destination for leisure travelers in the United States. From casinos to outdoor activities, the city bills itself as “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” However, many may know Las Vegas better as “Sin City.”
Las Vegas is the perfect city for a carrier like Frontier. It is a city that mainly leisure travelers want to go to. It is a city without a lot of high-yield business travelers, but rather a place mainly for adult entertainment. This is why low-cost carriers, such as Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and even Southwest Airlines, are three of the five largest airlines at LAS, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Las Vegas is a natural base from which Frontier can grow. Photo: Getty ImagesThe growth out of Las Vegas comes after Frontier Airlines released a few batches of new routes, catering mostly to leisure travelers in the midst of the ongoing crisis.
March will be a busy month for Frontier
Frontier Airlines is expecting a pretty busy March. The airline has already revealed that a new Airbus A320neo jet will be delivered that month with a newer, lighter, more-efficient slimline economy seat. These seats will be on all of Frontier’s new aircraft from March onwards.
These new deliveries, coupled with the fact that Frontier will be leading into a busy travel season from March onwards, are likely why the carrier is adding these flights from the spring.
Frontier Airlines paints its aircraft tails with different animals. Photo: Frontier AirlinesFrontier Airlines is also very experimental when it comes to new routes. The carrier will try out new markets, and if they work, it will grow them. If the new markets do not work out, Frontier has no hesitation pulling out of them if they need to.
There is a good chance that most of these new routes will end up sticking around. Frontier Airlines is mostly growing to markets it already operates to– save for Los Cabos. That may be the diciest of all of these routes, but the others will likely end up staying. The routes are low-risk, given how they are operated only a couple of times per week.
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