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Frontier Airlines Cuts a Whopping 43 Seasonal Routes

Frontier Airlines Cuts a Whopping 43 Seasonal Routes

BY WILL HAGEN 4d AGO 1 COMMENTS

Forty-three seasonal routes for Frontier have been cut from their network. All were seasonal and planned to be resumed starting in November 2022, but now will not see a resumption in service. There were 32 domestic and 11 international routes cut; most domestic routes were based out of Florida, and all international routes were to serve Cancun. Interestingly, these route cuts come just days after JetBlue announced its merger with Spirit Airlines. 

 

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Frontier Airlines is not resuming many previously scheduled seasonal routes. Photo: Jared Jamel

 

Routes Cut

 

First, we will look at all the Floridian-based domestic routes, as this is where most routes were scheduled.

 

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) - Green Bay (GRB) (1x Weekly)

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) - Portland, ME (PWM) (1x Weekly)

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) - Rochester, NY (RST) (3x Weekly)

 

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Buffalo (BUF) (Daily)

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Indianapolis (IND) (3x Weekly)

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Islip (ISP) (Daily)

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Omaha (OMA) (3x Weekly)

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Orlando (MCO) (Daily)

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Portland, ME (PWM) (4x Weekly)

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Providence (PVD) (Daily)

Ft. Myers (RSW) - Syracuse (SYR)t (Daily)

 

Orlando (MCO) - Colorado Springs (2x Weekly)

Orlando (MCO) - Kansas City (3x Weekly)

Orlando (MCO) - Minneapolis (5x Weekly)

Orlando (MCO) - Sioux Falls (2x Weekly)

 

Miami (MIA) - Cleveland (CLE) (4x Weekly)

Miami (MIA) - Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) (5x Weekly)

Miami (MIA) - Detroit (DTW) (4x Weekly)

Miami (MIA) - Syracuse (SYR) (3x Weekly)

 

Tampa - Columbus (CMH) (3x Weekly)

Tampa - Green Bay (GRB) (3x Weekly)

Tampa - Milwaukee (MKE) (2x Weekly)

Tampa - Portland, ME (PWM) (3x Weekly)

Tampa - Providence (PVD) (4x Weekly)

Tampa - Raleigh-Durham (RDU) (3x Weekly)

Tampa - Rochester, NY (RST) (2x Weekly)

Tampa - Syracuse (SYR) (4x Weekly)

 

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Some of the destinations with route cuts include Cancun, Tampa, and Orlando. Photo: Christopher Arboleda

 

The remaining domestic routes cut are as follows:

 

Atlanta - Ontario (ONT) (4x Weekly)

Cleveland - Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) (3x Weekly) 

Las Vegas - Madison (MSN) (3x Weekly)

Phoenix - Ontario (ONT) (4x Weekly)

Phoenix - Sacramento (SMF) (3x Weekly)

 

And finally, the International flights cut out of Cancun. Cancun was one of Frontier's fastest-growing destinations in 2021, so it's interesting to see so many seasonal routes cut:

 

Cancun (CUN) - Boston (BOS) (Daily)

Cancun (CUN) - Buffalo (BUF) (3x Weekly)

Cancun (CUN) - Columbus (CMH) (2x Weekly)

Cancun (CUN) - Dallas/For Worth (DFW) (3x Weekly)

Cancun (CUN) - Detroit (DTW) (3x Weekly)

Cancun (CUN) - Hartford (BDL) (3x Weekly)

Cancun (CUN) - Houston Hobby (HOU) (3x Weekly)

Cancun (CUN) - Miami (MIA) (2x Daily)

Cancun (CUN) - Minneapolis (MSP) (Daily)

Cancun (CUN) - Providence (PVD) (1x Weekly)

Cancun (CUN) - Raleigh-Durham (RDU) (1x Weekly) 

 

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Could JetBlue's recent merger announcement with Spirit have anything to do with the route cuts? Photo: Caleb Fleming

 

Many airlines have cut routes for the winter already, but for Frontier to cut more than 1,000 flights from its network during the Holiday season is quite tremendous—especially for an ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Carrier) that makes most of its revenue on these flights. It will be interesting to see how such a massive change and flight reduction affect other carriers and what those other carriers will do. 

 

 

 

Will Hagen
Airline Photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Comments (1)

Gregg Wow! I wonder what's driving that. They're going to take a huge revenue hit.
2d ago • Reply

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