Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines to start flying to Cuba this December

Posted: 26-Sep-16 10:12

On 1st December 2016 American carrier Frontier Airlines will be landing in Cuba for the first time, adding to the growing list of U.S. airlines servicing the island. Joining the likes of JetBlue, American Airlines, Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines, among others, Frontier will be launching a daily service connecting Miami, Denver and Las Vegas to Havana. To celebrate the occasion, roundtrip fares start as low as $189.

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines to start flying to Cuba this December

Frontier Airlines has been the latest of all six approved U.S. carriers (this number has recently increased to include two further airlines) to announce their new routes to Cuba which will begin operating on 1st December 2016.

This news come after the recent announcement made by the DOT approving flight routes to Havana for a total eight U.S. carriers, among them Delta Airlines, JetBlue, American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines.

The low-cost U.S. carrier will be flying one daily direct route connecting Miami to Havana and two one-stop connections from Denver and Las Vegas.

To mark the occasion Frontier has announced special introductory fares that start as low as $189 return, bookable via their website flyfrontier.com. However, those flying from Denver and Las Vegas will have to pay a bit more (starting from $281) since they’ll have to do a stopover in Miami.

Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President-Commercial at Frontier Airlines said of their new Cuba flights:

“We’re excited to begin our first ever service to Cuba. Our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ business model will give people the best option in affordable air travel to this fascinating new destination.”

Founded in 1944, Frontier Airlines’s unmistakable fleet of planes (thanks to its colourful exterior design with eye-catching tailplanes dressed in photographs of plants and animals) flies to nearly 60 destinations across the United States and over ten international destinations including countries like Canada, Mexico, Brasil, Argentina and Venezuela.

Onboard, passengers can expect a variety of services such as satellite TV while a selection of add-ons are available as part of The WORKS, Frontier’s bundle package of popular extras for one low price. It includes one checked bag, one piece of hand luggage, best available seat including Stretch and Exit Row options, no change fees and priority boarding. It must be selected at the time of initial booking and also gives full refundability when cancelled at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure.

Despite Congress now being divided over the recently resumed flight service to Cuba, U.S. transport companies keep putting pressure to break more barriers between the two nations when it comes to travel to Cuba and easing accessibility to the island for U.S. visitors. While airlines flying to Cuba from the U.S. are currently operating at full steam ahead while others who recently joined in the bandwagon are expected to soon launch their routes – as is the case with Alaska Airlines - there are still some other transport company waiting in the sidelines. Such is the case of U.S. ferry fleets, which have recently pressed on with their plans to operate in Cuba, a market in which they expect to soon conduct fruitful business (and obtain equally juicy profits).


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