ASHWAUBENON – Frontier Airways will begin weekly, nonstop flights among Eco-friendly Bay Austin Straubel Global Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Global Airport in Florida in early 2022.
The Denver-primarily based, extremely-low-expense airline on Tuesday announced it would on Feb. 19 begin featuring flights between Environmentally friendly Bay and Fort Lauderdale, with one particular flight just about every week amongst the two towns.
The announcement comes a minor additional than two months before Frontier commences nonstop flights in between Inexperienced Bay and Tampa, Florida. The 1st flights arrive and depart Austin Straubel Worldwide Airport on Dec. 16.
Sun Nation Airways is also scheduled to start nonstop flights among Environmentally friendly Bay and Phoenix and Fort Myers in mid-December as perfectly.
All four of the cities Frontier will fly to from Green Bay are seasonal routes, only offered for part of the calendar year. Service to Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale will be winter seasonal routes that finish sometime in spring although support to Denver is a spring-to-slide seasonal route.
Frontier on Tuesday introduced a total of 18 new routes, quite a few of which ended up to two new destinations: Fort Lauderdale and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Additional flights were extra to Cancun, Mexico, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, far too. The Environmentally friendly Bay-Fort Lauderdale support was the only a person of the new routes added in Wisconsin.
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Frontier’s addition of a fourth Florida route just before even commencing company to the 3rd indicates the airline is seeing sturdy ticket income on its Florida flights as regional residents seek out a warm respite from the area’s cold wintertime, explained Marty Piette, Austin Straubel International Airport Director.
“It all tells me all of the Florida routes are accomplishing nicely and they’re on the lookout to capitalize on that demand,” Piette stated. “We meet with (Frontier) frequently and Fort Lauderdale has been one particular of those people towns we realized experienced significant likely to do perfectly.”
Frontier begins with a very low base fare for its flights, then charges on an a la carte basis for solutions like checking luggage or finding your seat.
Organization and leisure air journey volumes plummeted in 2020 through the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. While leisure vacation has recovered, Piette explained business travel, generally a vital earnings source for airways and airports, has not nevertheless returned to pre-pandemic ranges.
Brown County, which owns and operates Eco-friendly Bay Austin Straubel Global Airport, has for several years sought to broaden flights out of the city in an effort and hard work to get area inhabitants to opt for to fly from there, alternatively than options in Appleton or Milwaukee. Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach claimed Frontier’s expansion is an indicator of “a potent, community economic climate.”
“We take pleasure in Frontier’s assurance in our vacation sector, and I really encourage location citizens to go on to fly GRB. Absolutely everyone benefits from expanded air provider,” he said.
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