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Frontier Expands From Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth This Summer

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The ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced the launch of 3 new routes departing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), in addition to resuming 2 routes that had been previously discontinued.

In addition to these new services, Frontier Airlines plans on making Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) a priority base airport. During the first year of Frontier’s operation out of Dallas-Fort Worth, the airline aims to hire hundreds of new crew members.

Here’s what we know about Frontier’s latest network expansion out of Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth — 2 cities that are currently dominated by legacy carriers.

Frontier Brings 5 Routes to Atlanta

From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Frontier Airlines will start 3 new seasonal nonstop routes and bring back 2 routes that the airline had previously discontinued.

Atlanta Airport
Frontier Airlines is expanding its competitive rates at Delta’s Atlanta hub. Image Credit: Markus Mainka / Adobe Stock

Starting in May 2023, Frontier will offer 3 new nonstop routes to Guatemala City (GUA), Santo Domingo (SDQ), and San Diego (SAN) from Atlanta (ATL). This will bring the number of international departures from Atlanta from 21 to 39 per week.

Also, in May, Frontier will restart 2 seasonal nonstop flights between Atlanta and Ontario, California (ONT) and Salt Lake City (SLC).

Here are the start dates and frequencies of these routes:

Destination Start DateFrequency
Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)May 12, 20232x weekly
Ontario, California (ONT)May 11, 20231x daily
Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC)May 12, 20233x weekly
San Diego, California (SAN)May 11, 20231x daily
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)May 11, 20232x weekly

“Atlanta is one of Frontier’s fastest growing markets,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “We are proud to connect Atlanta to 10 international destinations and 28 U.S. destinations. We are working hard to make our already robust network at ATL even bigger and, in fact, by summer, Atlanta will be our third largest operation.”

To mark the launch of the new Atlanta routes, Frontier is offering one-way introductory fares as low as $79. The fares are good for nonstop travel on certain days of the week between May 11 and June 28, 2023.

However, we’ve found 1-way fares from Atlanta (ATL) to San Diego (SAN) for as little as $49 if you’re a member of Frontier’s Discount Den.

Frontier ATL-SAN Fare
Image Credit: Frontier Airlines

As a result of Frontier’s cheaper rates, Delta may be compelled to reduce their own fares on the routes in the name of competition.

Hot Tip: Frontier Airlines is an ultra-low-cost airline based out of Denver, Colorado (DEN). Here’s our full review of the airline giving you insights into everything from seats and amenities to customer service and baggage fees.

Frontier To Add New Crew Base in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Sign
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Sign. Image Credit:

Frontier Airlines has reaffirmed its commitment to growing at another busy U.S. airport — this time, at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The carrier intends to establish a new crew base at Dallas-Fort Worth and employing up to 120 pilots and 220 flight attendants in its first year of operation beginning in May 2023.

The opening of the new base signifies that Frontier will offer nonstop service from Dallas-Fort Worth to a wide variety of destinations and will serve 20 markets in total, including Montego Bay, Jamaica, by May 2023.

To commemorate the exciting news, the airline is giving away hundreds of free flights during events in Plano and Fort Worth on March 22 and 23. If you’re in the Dallas area this week, you can play Frontier-themed games and enter for a chance to win free flights at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, March 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Legacy Food Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave. Plano, TX 75024 | Click here to register
  • Thursday, March 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Birdie’s Social Club | 2736 W. 6th St. Fort Worth, TX 76107 | Click here to register

Remember to register in advance and provide your confirmation email in order to attend and enjoy event games and attractions.

20,000 Miles Offer for Dallas-Fort Worth Flights

Frontier will also provide an opportunity for members of the public to earn 20,000 bonus Frontier miles for those booking round-trip travel from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW).

Offer is valid for all flights purchased through March 27, 2023, directly with Frontier Airlines using promotional code GET20k at time of booking. For every round-trip flight flown between 12:00 a.m. EST on March 21, 2023 and completed by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 15, 2023, customers are eligible for a bonus of 20,000 miles. Bonus miles will be awarded within 7-10 business days following the completion of the final flight.

Hot Tip: If you’re looking to accrue a large stash of Frontier Miles, read our guide on the 10 best ways to earn lots of Frontier miles!

Final Thoughts

Frontier Airlines is expanding its ultra-low-cost fares by bringing additional international destinations and popular vacation spots. Customers looking for cheap fares will benefit from the airline’s new Atlanta routes, while Dallas-based fliers will notice an uptick in Frontier’s footprint at Dallas-Fort Worth.

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About Juan Ruiz

Juan has extensive experience in writing and editing content related to credit cards, loyalty programs, and travel. He has been honing his expertise in this field for over a decade. His work has been featured in various prestigious publications, such as USA Today, CNN Underscored, Forbes and The Points Guy. Juan is the visionary behind JetBetter, a premier award booking concierge service.


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