Frontier adds five nonstop flights from San Diego


Budget carrier Frontier Airlines is boosting operations in San Diego with nonstop service to five new destinations — soon traveling to Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Raleigh/Durham.

The company announced the new direct flights Tuesday, observing the occasion by offering $49 and $69 promotional, one-way fares.

Service is scheduled to begin in August. The new nonstop flights join Frontier’s existing San Diego routes to and from Austin, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and San Antonio.

“The greater San Diego area continues to respond well to our Low Fares Done Right philosophy,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial for Frontier Airlines.

Headquartered in Denver, Frontier flies to nearly 90 U.S. cities and serves Canada, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. It competes in the discount air travel space alongside Alaska Airlines and Southwest, maintaining low fares by selling tickets with add-on options such as carry-on bags, checked bags and exit rows seats that cost extra.

The company is the only carrier to offer nonstop service from San Diego International Airport to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh/Durham. Southwest offers seasonal nonstop trips from San Diego to Indianapolis and Milwaukee.

Frontier will begin its nonstop service to and from Pittsburgh and Indianapolis on Aug. 13 with a single flight available to both designations on Mondays and Fridays. Cleveland and Raleigh/Durham routes start Aug. 15 and continue every Wednesday and Saturday. The San Diego-to-Milwaukee flight kicks off on Aug. 14 with Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday service.

Customers have until 8:59 p.m. June 8 to purchase flights from to receive the introductory rates for travel between Aug. 13 and Nov. 14 of this year.

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