DENVER, March 13, 2012 - Frontier Airlines’ new service between Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS) and Orlando, Fla. (MCO) takes off March 15, 2012, with three nonstop flights weekly. With the new flights, Frontier will serve two destinations nonstop from Knoxville and 10 destinations nonstop from Orlando. The flights will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft – featuring leather seats, five rows of STRETCH seating with an additional 5 to 7 inches of legroom, and 24 channels of DirecTV®.
“Both business and leisure travelers will clearly benefit from Frontier’s low-fare, high-value service between Knoxville and Orlando,” said Robert Westgate, Frontier’s senior director of Planning and Scheduling. “We’re looking forward to meeting the continuing demand for nonstop service on this route.”
Introductory fares for the new route begin at $90* one way, including all fees and taxes. This low fare is available at FrontierAirlines.com through March 15, 2012, for travel through May 22, 2012. For just $25 more, customers can purchase Frontier’s Classic fare (available only at FrontierAirlines.com) and get two free checked bags, no itinerary change fee, free DirecTV and more.
Members of Frontier’s EarlyReturns® frequent flyer program can earn double miles** for every qualifying flight they take on the new route through April 30, 2012. Pre-registration is required. For details, visit FrontierAirlines.com/memberoffers.
“Frontier Airlines introduced lower fares to Denver and the West Coast when they arrived at McGhee Tyson Airport in June 2011,” said Howard Vogel, chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Directors. “They are expanding their low-fare presence with the launch of their new nonstop flights to our most popular destination – Orlando. Families planning trips for spring break and summer vacation have even more low-fare options with Frontier’s new direct flights into Orlando International Airport.”
Added Phil Brown, executive director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority: “Expanding service and markets is always welcomed news. Knoxville to Orlando is historically one of the most heavily traveled routes at Orlando International Airport. As a former resident of Knoxville, I’m sure I’m not alone in acknowledging the business and leisure importance of this new service from Frontier Airlines.”
Following is the schedule for Frontier’s new Knoxville-Orlando service, including time and frequency changes that go into effect in mid-April:
March 15-April 14, 2012:
|TYS-MCO||7:11 a.m.||8:45 a.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sat||A319|
|MCO-TYS||8:10 a.m.||9:43 a.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sat*||A319|
Beginning April 15, 2012:
|TYS-MCO||7:15 a.m.||8:49 a.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sat||A319|
|MCO-TYS||8:11 a.m.||9:44 a.m.||Wed, Fri, Sun||A319|
For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FrontierAirlines.com.
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET).
*Terms and Conditions for Introductory Fares
Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, March 15, 2012. Fares shown are each way for nonstop travel through May 22, 2012. Roundtrip purchase not required. A 21-day advance purchase is required. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable, especially during busy travel periods. Tickets are nonrefundable, but depending on the fare type purchased may be transferred for $50 or reissued for alternate flights for $50, as well as a possible fare increase to a non-promotional fare type. The name change fee and itinerary change fee are not exclusive of each other. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Flight segment(s) must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the ticket(s) and all monies will be forfeited.
Fares shown reflect purchase at FrontierAirlines.com. Tickets purchased on Frontier’s website and with Frontier’s Reservations centers must be paid for at the time the reservation is made, but may be canceled for a full refund without penalty up to 24 hours after the time of purchase. Depending on the fare type purchased, a $20 fee may be charged each way for the first and for the second pieces of checked baggage. Fares shown include all fees and taxes and are subject to change without notice.
Flights are operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines or Chautauqua Airlines. Some flights may require connections. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
**Terms and Conditions for Double Miles Offer
This promotion is open to all EarlyReturns members who register for the promotion prior to qualifying flight activity. Members must register online at FrontierAirlines.com/memberoffers, using promotional code DBTYS. Bonus mileage offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines flights between Knoxville and Orlando, March 15 through April 30, 2012. Members must fly on published fare tickets and request to earn EarlyReturns miles to qualify for the double miles. Classic or Classic Plus fares will also earn double miles on the base flight miles flown. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status. This promotion may not be combined with any other mileage promotion and is offered in conjunction with all program rules and procedures. Additional restrictions may apply. Frontier Airlines is the final authority on the interpretation of these rules.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 18th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 70 destinations in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica. The airline employs 5,000 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com.