Frontier Airlines is fortifying its Denver hub with the launch of five new routes in May, bringing the number of nonstop fight it offers from Denver to 67.
During May Frontier is introducing year-round flights to Bloomington/Normal, Illinois and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. New seasonal service starts to Bellingham, Washington; Great Falls Montana; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Frontier is operating Embraer E-190s on four weekly flights to both Bloomington and Cedar Rapids. The carrier is operating Airbus A319 single-aisle aircraft on daily flights to Bellingham and three weekly flights to Harrisburg. E-190s are being flown on the four weekly flights to Great Falls.
Frontier only faces competition on two of the new routes. United offers flights with E-170s operated by Shuttle America and ERJ-145s flown by ExpressJet to Cedar Rapids. United partner SkyWest operates Bombardier CRJ200s from Denver to Great Falls.
Denver-based Frontier is also making a push from Colorado Springs, introducing A319-operated flights to Phoenix, Portland, Oregon and Seattle. The flights start in May, with service to Portland and Seattle running seasonally through 16 September.