Atlanta was the big winner as Frontier Airlines declared eight seasonal nonstop routes Tuesday.
Three different cities — Philadelphia; Portland, Maine; and Providence, Rhode Islands — additionally landed various routes.
From Atlanta, Frontier will add six routes to its current schedule, giving the carrier an aggregate of 22 nonstop destinations from the city. The Atlanta extension comes only two months after Frontier said it would open a crew base there before the year’s over. In Philadelphia, Frontier said the new service would give it an aggregate of 25 seasonal or year-round routes.
Frontier’s new flights come as U.S. carriers have started reconstructing their schedules after dramatic cuts at the beginning of the pandemic. Presently, with leisure flyers leading a recuperation air travel, carriers have been especially bullish on outdoor destinations that take into account social distancing.
Portland and Providence — which landed service from both Atlanta and Philadelphia in Tuesday’s declarations — check that box. Portland is close to well known outdoor destinations along Maine’s coast. Additionally, Providence is one of the gateway airports for Cape Cod in adjoining Massachusetts as well as for different destinations in New England.
Each of the eight of Frontier’s most recent routes will launch in June or July and are presently planned as seasonal offerings that will run into early or mid-fall.