A Look At Frontier’s Southern California Expansion

Frontier Airlines announced this week a large expansion out of Southern California. The airline will officially come to Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) with three daily nonstop flights. Meanwhile, over at Ontario International Airport (ONT), Frontier will add a new service and expand an existing route.

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Frontier Airlines is expanding its Southern California position. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Frontier Airlines arrives at Burbank

Starting on July 15th, Frontier Airlines will finally arrive at BUR. The airline will start with three daily nonstop flights. One each to the following destinations:

  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Josh Flyr, Vice President of Network and Operational Design at Frontier, stated the following on the new routes:

“We’re excited to add Hollywood Burbank Airport to our route map with nonstop Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix flights this summer. Frontier offers a robust flight schedule in Southern California and the addition of Burbank will provide an even more convenient and easy to use option for many in the region seeking affordable fares and friendly service to a variety of popular destinations.”

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Frontier Airlines is not currently flying from Burbank. Photo: Frontier Airlines

An expansion out of Ontario

Meanwhile, out of ONT, Frontier Airlines is adding a new route four times per week to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). This will bring Frontier’s overall service out of Ontario to nine destinations.

Meanwhile, Frontier is expanding service on an existing route. The airline is expanding flights between ONT and DEN to 11 weekly flights.

These flights are also targeting July launches. The new route to Atlanta will launch on July 16th. Meanwhile, the expanded services to Denver will start on July 15th.

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Frontier has grown its Ontario operations in the last few months. Photo: Frontier Airlines

A natural expansion of the airline’s route network

Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) is becoming a hotspot of new air services. Startup carrier, Avelo Airlines, has made Burbank its main base for now and has been operating out of the airport for over two weeks.

However, this latest expansion is not much of a swipe against Avelo. The two airlines will only be competing in the Phoenix to Burbank market. Frontier has been gradually growing its Phoenix portfolio, including adding flights to Florida and Ontario.

Burbank is an alternative airport in the Los Angeles area. Burbank is close to major tourist attractions. For those looking to visit the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, or Universal Studios in Hollywood, this airport is a fantastic alternative for LA-area travelers looking to take in the attractions in the city’s northern parts.

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Frontier Airlines is showing it means business in Southern California. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Frontier Airlines does fly to and from the larger Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). However, the carrier only has a few flights out of LAX to a handful of destinations. LAX is far more expensive to fly in and out of than Ontario or Burbank.

Leisure travelers are coming back, and California is set to open in about a month. Frontier, which is also waiting on new aircraft, is targeting an expansion from July onwards, which will cover a large part of the summer travel season. This will also give the airline some leeway in case California delays its full reopening.

Ultimately, for fliers to or from Southern California, Frontier is giving passengers more options. The airline is naturally growing its Southern California route network and is setting itself up for growth, especially out of airports like Burbank.

Are you going to fly any of these new Frontier Airlines routes? Let us know in the comments!



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