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Frontier Starts Seasonal Detroit to San Francisco Nonstop Service

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Denver-based Frontier Airlines has launched yet another nonstop service.

Frontier’s first flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Detroit (DTW) takes to the skies just 1 day after the airline’s San Francisco to Cleveland service was inaugurated.

“We’re proud to celebrate new service from SFO to these exciting Midwestern destinations,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President of Commercial at Frontier Airlines. “Affordable travel options have arrived for those in San Francisco thanks to Frontier’s ‘Low Fares Done Right.'”

Here are the details.

Frontier’s New San Francisco to Detroit Service

There’s a new, ultra-low-cost way of flying between California and Michigan — at least for summer 2023.

Starting June 22 through September 5, 2023, Frontier’s new service between San Francisco and Detroit will operate 3 times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

While the departure and arrival times of the service vary depending on the day of the week, you can expect a morning departure flying westbound from Detroit and an afternoon departure on the return leg East from San Francisco.

The route marks Frontier’s eighth nonstop service at Detroit and the tenth at San Francisco (SFO).

Frontier Airlines SFO to DTW
Map of Frontier Airlines’ new route between San Francisco and Detroit. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

Frontier’s low-cost fares will likely be very welcomed by travelers on the route who would otherwise have to pay more to fly Delta — the only other airline to operate nonstop service on the route.

True to its self-proclaimed title of “America’s Greenest Airline,” the airline’s state-of-the-art fleet of Airbus A320neo family aircraft will operate this new nonstop service.

The all-economy jets feature from 180 to 240 seats. The front 3 rows of each cabin, along with 1 exit row, are dedicated to the airline’s Stretch seats, which, depending on the aircraft, can boast up to an additional 25 inches (63.5 centimeters) of legroom.

The cheapest one-way fares on the route start at $79 and are available to book now at

Hot Tip:

Want to fly with Frontier Airlines for even less? Then it might be worth your while considering the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard® which comes with a raft of valuable benefits, including bonus miles-earning and a generous sign-up bonus.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a fan of low-cost travel or not, it’s hard to deny that $79 is very good value for an almost-transcontinental flight.

We don’t anticipate Frontier’s new route launching to come to an end any time soon!

The information regarding the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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