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New Routes of the Day – Americas (1 June 2024): Frontier’s new routes from San Juan

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Frontier inaugurated a new crew base at San Juan in Puerto Rico on Saturday 1 June, resulting in the introduction of the first of 13 new routes from the city, 11 of which commence this month.

  • 1 June: Charlotte (daily)
  • 1 June: Fort Lauderdale (4-weekly)
  • 2 June: Boston (3-weekly)
  • 2 June: Norfolk (3-weekly)
  • 2 June: Palm Beach (3-weekly)
  • 2 June: Fort Myers (3-weekly)
  • 2 June: St. Croix (3-weekly)
  • 2 June: St. Maarten (2-weekly)
  • 6 June: New York JFK (2-daily)
  • 14 June: Santiago de los Caballeros (3-weekly)
  • 27 June: New York EWR (11-weekly)
  • 3 July: Barbados (3-weekly)
  • 3 July: Trinidad (3-weekly)

What they said

Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier, said: “This new crew base underscores just how vital San Juan has become to our operations as we continue to grow our service between Puerto Rico and the US mainland, as well as to other islands in the Caribbean. As we aim to connect consumers with affordable and convenient travel options and help increase tourism to Puerto Rico, this base will support our growing presence and provide meaningful impact to the local economy. We want to extend our deepest appreciation to the Puerto Rican government and all our tourism and business partners here for making this day possible.”

Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico, added: “Tourism in Puerto Rico has had three years of sustained growth and we continue to invest in the promotion of our island as a destination. The Frontier Airlines decision to open a crew base at the Luis Munoz Marín International Airport is another positive milestone for the development of our tourism industry. Frontier is betting on Puerto Rico by contributing to the creation of jobs and the injection of additional funds into our economy. This initiative reflects the potential that Puerto Rico has for the establishment and development of the aviation sector.”

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Frontier becomes San Juan’s second-largest airline

Frontier will serve a total of 28 destinations from San Juan once it inaugurates its 13 new routes over the course of June and July, more than any other airline. It will be the second largest at San Juan by available seat capacity, behind only JetBlue.

Following the launch of its new destinations, the ULCC will offer close to 41,000 weekly seats out of San Juan on 198 departing flights. Frontier plans to base as many as 90 pilots and 200 flight attendants at the airport within a year of its opening. It becomes its 13th crew base.

The airline has more than doubled capacity to and from the island since 2019. San Juan handled 12.2 million passengers in 2023, up 18.3% over 2022.

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