Frontier adds Dulles to east coast expansion


Frontier Airlines is betting big on the Dulles market, announcing a huge expansion starting this fall. There will be 14 routes added to the network. As with most of their recent route announcements the new service is not daily on any route but for those with a bit of flexibility and who are willing to play the game of fees for everything the new routes do open up some opportunities. And passengers will have the benefit of flying from the Z gates at Dulles which are in the main terminal building; no need to ride the tram or moon buggy out to the remote terminals. As part of the new route announcement the carrier is offering a sale rate of $15 o/w for today only; regular fares will start at $39 o/w per the press release.

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Lots of new lines on offer this fall from Frontier Airlines in Dulles.
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Here’s the list of new destinations and their days of operation:

  • Atlanta
    Effective: Aug. 19, 2014
    Frequency: Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Charlotte
    Effective: Aug. 20, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Chicago-O’Hare
    Effective: Sept. 15, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat
    Aircraft: A320
  • Cincinnati
    Effective: Sept. 8, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Thurs/Fri/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Detroit
    Effective: Sept. 8, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Fort Lauderdale
    Effective: Sept. 9, 2014
    Frequency: Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Fort Myers
    Effective: Sept. 9, 2014
    Frequency: Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Las Vegas
    Effective: Sept. 8, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Thurs/Fri/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Memphis
    Effective: Sept. 8, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Effective: Aug. 20, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
    Aircraft: A320
  • Orlando
    Effective: Aug. 19, 2014
    Frequency: Daily
    Aircraft: A320
  • St. Augustine/Jacksonville area
    Effective: Sept. 8, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs /Sat
    Aircraft: A320
  • St. Louis
    Effective: Sept. 8, 2014
    Frequency: Tues/Thurs/Sat
    Aircraft: A319
  • Tampa
    Effective: Aug. 21, 2014
    Frequency: Mon/Wed/Thurs/Sat
    Aircraft: A320

Coming on the heels of significant expansion in Cleveland this move could be seen as an attack on United Airlines, though with the limited schedule it is hard to see that as too significant a threat. Then again, United has fees for lots of things, too, and the buy-up to STRETCH seating on Frontier is generally cheaper than what United offers in Economy Plus for similar space.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

4 Comments

  1. is there a fee to use their website? This announcement must be driving too much traffic their site. It crashed. Nice.

  2. Thought about LAS – IAD but…redeye plus travel to LAS made this a silly thing to jump on for me

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