Frontier Airlines is planning to add two new routes to Las Vegas and Miami this winter.
The Denver-bases airline will add flights between Miami (MIA) and providence (PVD) on December 17. In addition, it will add new service between Las Vegas (LAS) and Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (ISP) on March 18, 2021.
More Demand for More Routes
However, the airline will be operating only about 80%-90% of what it planned pre-pandemic by the end of 2020. Moreover, the airline will increase its number of flights for its 12 routes from Cincinnati and Orlando along with Long Island and Providence.
Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial at Frontier in a statement said, “Theme parks, resorts, and other vacation activities are opening across the country and we recognize there is pent-up demand for travel.”
“Frontier is offering daily flight options to many of the country’s most beloved vacation destinations with low fares to make it even easier to start traveling again.”
There is an increase in demand for air travel. Many Americans are willing to fly to their planned holiday destination even though coronavirus concerns are still there.
However, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines are all announcing new routes. This is a step forward, in order to cater to the demand of travelers.
Alaska will add service between Fresno, the closest airport to Yosemite National Park, and its Los Angeles base in September. However, JetBlue is adding 30 new routes with many from Newark, New York John F. Kennedy, and Philadelphia.
Going with the Flow
The current situation of the pandemic is not clear on how it will affect the months left on the calendar. Many are assuming that the recovery will lead to the last quarter of the year. The leisure travel usually drops off after Labor Day.
On the other hand, business travel picks up later in the year. But since most organizations are working from home and have canceled most of the travel routines. The role of online communications has also hurt the travel industry. As most of the meetings are now being held in virtual meeting rooms.
Frontier Airlines is also using its online platform to give discounts. The airline is selling one-way tickets for as low as $49. This is a major attraction for travelers to indulge in a pocket-friendly trip that does not hurt the budget.
The focus on growth amidst the pandemic is a brave step by the airline. This small initiative will pave the way for other airlines to observe and implement the same in the future.