Frontier Airlines Announces 2 New Nonstop Flights Out of San Antonio

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Travelers wait to check luggage in San Antonio International Airport on the day before Thanksgiving.

Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report

Travelers wait at the Frontier Airlines counter at San Antonio International Airport to check in luggage.

Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced the addition of nonstop flights from San Antonio International Airport to Salt Lake City and Orange County, California.

The flights aim to bring leisure and business travelers alike to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport beginning Aug. 13 and Salt Lake City’s International Airport beginning Aug. 15. In addition to the new routes, Frontier announced it will dedicate one of its new Airbuses to the city and allow residents to select an animal for the back of the plane through the SAT Plane Tail promotional contest.

With special introductory rates starting at $29, the low-cost  carrier has now added a total of 25 flights out of San Antonio International Airport, which serves a total of 54 flights.

“The greater San Antonio and Central Texas communities continue to respond well to our Low Fares Done Right philosophy,” stated Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial for Frontier Airlines. “We are proud to continue our commitment and show our pride in serving this community by dedicating a plane to San Antonio.”

Airline representatives stated in a press release that the new flights will bring service to some of the nation’s top tourist attractions, including Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm in California. Service to Salt Lake City will give San Antonians access to top rated parks and other outdoor opportunities in the city, they added.

The SAT Plane Tail contest will work in two rounds. Participants have five animals to choose from in the first round: an armadillo, axis deer, coyote, longhorn steer, or ocelot. After selecting an animal to adorn the tail end of the plane, residents will have another opportunity to name the animal.

Participants will be randomly selected for prizes, including vouchers and 25 round-trip tickets – a total of 50 round trip tickets in all – to any of Frontier’s nonstop locations out of San Antonio.

“Today’s news shows that Frontier is committed to this market and that they are here to stay,” said Russ Handy, aviation director for the City of San Antonio. “Getting passengers involved in its latest promotion signifies a true community partnership.”

One thought on “Frontier Airlines Announces 2 New Nonstop Flights Out of San Antonio

  1. Frontier flights are probably more responsible for increased traffic at SAT than anything else. Yes, the Final Four had a slight impact (not as much as reported, since fewer Mexicans came that Easter weekend this year probably due to hotels being booked or higher priced for Final Four), but it is amazing how many residents are now flying out of the airport who never did before because of cheap prices and increased service from Frontier. These include people coming from places like San Angelo, Corpus Christi, and the Valley who figure they can make the drive to here and back for the savings on the cost of the air ticket while taking no longer to get there due to avoiding pesky airport transfers on the way–like many of the same kinds of passengers who have been driving from San Antonio to Austin (who for the same reasons are likely to now be choosing to leave from San Antonio on all these new Frontier routes that fit their needs).

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