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Frontier to open three new routes to The Bahamas by year-end

By December, Frontier airlines will have opened three new routes to Nassau at airports that open myriad connections from across the US, the company’s International Sales Manager Alfredo Gonzalez revealed yesterday.

Gonzalez, who was part of a Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation webinar about the new Frontier routes, explained that the airline will now service Nassau out of Newark, Philadelphia, and Orlando, along with its Miami service that began in June.

According to Gonzalez, the Orlando route will begin on November 2. 

Frontier’s published statement on the new routes explains that while service to Philadelphia should begin at the same time as the Orlando route, the Newark service is slated to begin December 19.

The statement explained that both Philadelphia and Newark will operate three times per week.

“We’re promoting the flights from those destinations but look at the connections from all over the country, from Denver, Ontario, California, Dallas, they can connect to these four cities then on to The Bahamas,” Gonzalez said.

Frontier touts itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier, and with the company employing more fuel-efficient engines, Gonzalez said prices are sure to improve.

“The less fuel used, the less money we use to buy fuel, and those savings go right to you our travelers,” he said.

He added that Frontier has taken a leading role in the recovery of the airline business after the COVID-19 pandemic stunted global travel and caused airlines to lose hundreds of millions of dollars.

Gonzalez said the airline has been at the top of the industry in terms of available seats sold since an uptick in travel began.

Frontier Airlines made its inaugural flight to The Bahamas from Miami at the end of June, and has operated the flight four times per week from Miami to Nassau. 

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar in a press statement in June called the airline’s move to bring a route to The Bahamas a “breath of fresh air”, as the country seeks to pull itself out of an economic slump caused by Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chester Robards

Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian. Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism

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