San Diego has no shortage of flights to Las Vegas, but now you can add Frontier Airlines to the list of air carriers flying nonstop between the two popular tourist destinations.
Frontier announced this week that it will debut low-fare service between Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport and five new cities starting Tuesday, April 30. In addition to San Diego, Frontier will also be offering the new Vegas service in Detroit, Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia.
Frontier will fly five days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between San Diego International Airport and Las Vegas’ McCarran airport. The airline joins three other carriers — Southwest, Delta and Spirit Airlines — that currently fly nonstop to Las Vegas from San Diego.
Over the course of a year, there are currently 16 flights a day to Las Vegas on the three carriers, according to the San Diego airport. That number jumps to 18 during the busier summer months. With the new Frontier flight, it will rise to 19 daily flights during the peak season.
Despite the wide availability of Vegas flights, airport officials believe there is enough demand for more.
“Las Vegas has long been one of (the San Diego airport’s) most popular and in-demand short-haul routes,” said Angela Shafer-Payne, the airport’s vice president of operations. “We are pleased and excited that Frontier has established this new service for our passengers.”
Frontier has grown from offering just one Vegas route in 2014 to 35 different destinations, including the just announced five new cities.
The airline is offering promotional fares as low as $29 each way between San Diego and Las Vegas, but the offer will expire on Wednesday at 8:59 p.m. Pacific time. For the San Diego flights, the introductory fare is valid on Tuesdays through June 12 of this year. The one blackout date is May 28.
On Frontier, additional travel services, such as baggage and advance seat assignments, are available for an extra charge.