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“The arrival of Gulfstream Airlines to Orlando International Airport is welcomed news. Introducing service to such a vibrant and desirable destination like Marsh Harbour, in the Bahamas, helps us increase leisure and business travel options for not only Orlando but for all of Central Florida,” says Ron Lewis, Deputy Executive Director of Operations for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
Inaugural flight passengers boarding plane at Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport Increases International Travel Opportunities Orlando, FL - Orlando International Airport is gaining three new international destinations as part of a significant expansion by five airlines during the next several months. Monterrey, Mexico; Kingston, Jamaica, and Santiago, Chile will become new nonstop destinations for Central Florida residents. In addition, TAM of Brazil and British Airways are adding new frequencies to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and London, England, respectively. Orlando International on Sept. 15 welcomed Air Jamaica/Caribbean Airlines’ new twice-weekly nonstop flight to Kingston, Jamaica. In addition, growing Mexican carrier VivaAerobus will begin nonstop Saturday-only flights to Monterrey, Mexico on Saturday, November 19. The newest intercontinental destination comes to Orlando in January 2012, as one of the leading carriers in South America, LAN, will begin flying nonstop seasonally from Santiago, Chile to Orlando. In addition, TAM of Brazil has recently begun its’ second daily wide body aircraft operating nonstop from Orlando to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Flights began in August and will continue due to high demand. In a decision this week, British Airways has decided to operate 10 weekly round trip frequencies between London and Orlando in summer 2012. On Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays British Airways will operate double daily service to London, while operating single daily flights on the other days of the week. "This is a great day for Orlando, which continues to be the destination of choice for the world's leading airlines," said Phillip Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "These flights mean an extra 12,500 passengers each month and millions of dollars in economic stimulus to Central Florida."
Frontier Airlines Expands Nonstop Florida Seasonal Service
Carrier adds flights to/from Des Moines and Madison, reinstate Milwaukee and Omaha nonstop
Midwesterners looking to escape the snow and cold for sun and sand this winter have more reasons than ever to celebrate. Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET), today announced the launch of new nonstop seasonal service to Florida from two Midwestern cities and the reinstatement of seasonal Florida service from two others.
The new nonstop seasonal service will be offered Dec. 15, 2011 through April 15, 2012 in three markets:
- Des Moines, Iowa (DSM) to/from Orlando (MCO)
- Des Moines, Iowa (DSM) to/from Tampa
- Madison, Wis. (MSN) to/from Orlando (MCO)
Additionally, Frontier will reinstate nonstop seasonal service in three markets during the same timeframe.
- Milwaukee (MKE) to/from Tampa (TPA)
- Omaha, Neb. (OMA) to/from Orlando (MCO)
- Omaha, Neb. (OMA) to/from Tampa (TPA)
Omaha-Orlando service will resume as a Saturday-only service beginning Oct. 8 before expanding to five times weekly in December. All routes except Milwaukee-Tampa will operate a reduced schedule Jan. 6 through Feb. 15, 2012.
“We’re pleased to offer our popular seasonal service from more Midwestern cities than ever to exciting, family friendly Florida destinations,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s vice president of strategy and planning. “This includes the only nonstop service to Florida from both Madison and Omaha, as well as the only service from Des Moines to the most convenient airports in Orlando and Tampa.”
Service will be provided on 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, which feature no middle seats and available STRETCH seating with up to 5 inches of additional leg room on every flight.
Introductory fares are available for most markets, beginning at $99-119 each way. The fares are available at FrontierAirlines.com/introfares through Aug. 22, 2011 for travel Jan. 6 through Feb. 15, 2012.
Following are schedules for the new and reinstated routes:
|Des Moines-Orlando (Dec. 17, 2011 through April 14, 2012)|
|DSM-MCO||3:20 p.m.||7:15 p.m.||Wed, Sat||E190|
|MCO-DSM||12:45 p.m.||2:50 p.m.||Wed, Sat||E190|
|Des Moines-Tampa (Dec. 15, 2011 through April 15, 2012)|
|DSM-TPA||3:00 p.m.||6:49 p.m.||Thurs, Sun||E190|
|TPA-DSM||12:35 p.m.||2:30 p.m.||Thurs, Sun||E190|
|Madison-Orlando (Dec. 16, 2011 through April 13, 2012)|
|MSN-MCO||3:15 p.m.||7:05 p.m.||Mon, Fri||E190|
|MCO-MSN||12:45 p.m.||2:44 p.m.||Mon, Fri||E190|
|Milwaukee-Tampa (Dec. 15, 2011 through April 15, 2012)|
|MKE-TPA||2:25 p.m.||6:06 p.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sun||E190|
|TPA-MKE||6:40 p.m.||8:21 p.m.||Tues, Thurs, Sun||E190|
|Omaha-Orlando (Dec. 16, 2011 through April 14, 2012)|
|OMA-MCO||8:05 a.m.||12:11 p.m.||Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat||E190|
|MCO-OMA||7:45 p.m.||10:01 p.m.||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat||E190|
|MCO-OMA||12:45 p.m.||3:01 p.m.||Tues||E190|
|Omaha-Tampa (Dec. 15, 2011 through April 15, 2012)|
|OMA-TPA||8:05 a.m.||12:03 p.m.||Thurs, Sun||E190|
|TPA-OMA||7:20 p.m.||9:25 p.m.||Thurs, Sun||E190|
For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FrontierAirlines.com.
Terms and Conditions for Introductory Fares
Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, August 22, 2011. Fares are each way for travel January 6 through February 15, 2012. Roundtrip purchase not required. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable, especially during busy travel periods. Tickets are non refundable and non transferable, but may be reissued for up to a $50 change fee (depending on the fare type purchased) as well as a possible fare increase to a non-promotional fare type. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Flight segment(s) must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the ticket(s) and all monies will be forfeited.
Fares shown reflect purchase at FrontierAirlines.com. Tickets purchased on Frontier’s website must be paid for at the time the reservation is made. Depending on the fare type purchased, a $20 fee may be charged each way for the first and for the second pieces of checked baggage. Fares do not include passenger facility fees of up to $9 each way, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $5 each way, or fees of $3.70 per segment (one takeoff/one landing), and are subject to change without notice.
Des Moines-Orlando nonstop seasonal service operates Wednesday and Saturday; Des Moines-Tampa nonstop seasonal service operates Thursday and Sunday; Madison-Orlando nonstop seasonal service operates Monday and Friday; Omaha-Orlando nonstop seasonal service operates Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and Omaha-Tampa nonstop seasonal service operates Thursday and Sunday beginning December 15, 2011.
Flights are operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines or Chautauqua Airlines. Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 18th year of operations, Frontier employs more than 5,500 aviation professionals and operates more than 500 daily flights from its hubs at Denver International Airport, Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and Kansas City International Airport. Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.
For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FrontierAirlines.com.
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