Frontier Airlines’ announcement that it will expand service from Ontario International Airport with five new domestic and international routes marks an important milestone in the evolution of the Inland Empire’s aviation gateway, (Dec. 18, 2019).
Denver-based Frontier will begin nonstop service to Newark, Miami and Las Vegas in April 2020, followed by international flights to El Salvador and Guatemala in May and June, respectively. When the new flights are in operation, Ontario travelers will be able to reach more than two dozen destinations via nonstop service. Frontier itself currently operates flights to its Denver hub, Austin and Orlando from Terminal 2.
“This significant expansion of air service adds to Ontario’s momentum and reaffirms our status as the nation’s fasting growing airport,” said Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners and a member of the Ontario City Council. “At a time when few airports in Southern California are consistently attracting more air travelers, Ontario is bucking the trend with double-digit passenger growth, which is good news for the Inland Empire economy.”
Nonstop daily service to Newark, Miami International Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas starts April 23rd. Flights to El Salvador International Airport Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez in San Salvador will operate four times a week beginning May 7th with service three times a week to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City starting June 18th.
“We have developed a strong, positive relationship with Frontier since it initiated service at Ontario in 2017 and we couldn’t be happier by the news of the additional Frontier routes,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the OIAA. “Frontier prides itself on its low-fare flights and we at Ontario pride ourselves on being a low-cost airport with the facilities, services and amenities that appeal to our customers, not to mention our hassle-free experience.”
The new routes will be served with Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with 180 seats.