Frontier Airlines announced today they are returning to New Castle County Airport with it’s first flight out on Thursday May 14, 2020.
NEW CASTLE (DE): Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines today announces its return to Wilmington – New Castle Airport (ILG) with new nonstop service to Orlando beginning right in time for the busy summer travel season. To celebrate this new route, Frontier is offering fares as low as $29*, which are available now at FlyFrontier.com.
“We’re thrilled to bring our unique brand of low fares and friendly service to Wilmington –New Castle Airport and offer the only commercial service from Delaware,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial for Frontier Airlines. “We recognize the demand for affordable air travel in Delaware and are happy to offer nonstop flights to Orlando this summer, making trips to the most popular leisure destination in the U.S. even more convenient and attractive.”
Service is seasonal and frequency and times are subject to change, so please check FlyFrontier.com for the most updated schedule.
“We’re pleased to welcome Frontier back to the State of Delaware and the Wilmington – New Castle Airport,” said Governor John Carney. “We’ve made significant infrastructure investments at the airport, and Frontier’s return will give Delawareans and travelers in the region a low-cost, convenient way to travel with their families.”
“We’re excited that Frontier Airlines has chosen to return to Delaware and bring its low-fare, quality service back to the residents and visitors to the Delaware Valley region,” said Thomas J. Cook, Executive Director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), operators of Wilmington – New Castle Airport (ILG). “The Airport is in a perfect location between Philly and Baltimore, offering customers the option to forego the hassles of a big city airport. We want to be the airport of choice for people in Delaware, South Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland who seek both low fares and a convenient airport experience.”
“The Wilmington – New Castle Airport is all about convenience,” said Stephen D. Williams, Deputy Executive Director and Airports Director for the DRBA. “During the past four years, the Authority has methodically made significant infrastructure improvements at ILG knowing that commercial airline service would one day return to Delaware. With the help of our Congressional delegation, we were able to upgrade, enlarge, and strengthen the terminal apron to better accommodate multiple commercial aircraft simultaneously. In addition, the Authority spent more than $5 million to enhance the terminal auto parking lots and is currently improving the passenger terminal facility. The foundation is here for commercial air service to be successful.”
Frontier is focused on more than low fares. The carrier offers customers the ability to customize travel to their needs and budget. For example, customers can purchase options a la carte or in one low-priced bundle called the WORKS. This bundle includes refundability, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, the best available seat, waived change fees, and priority boarding.
The airline’s frequent flier program, FRONTIER Miles lets members enjoy many benefits as well as attain Elite status. Like the airline, FRONTIER Miles is family friendly, and the program makes it easy for families to enjoy the rewards together, including family pooling of miles. FRONTIER Miles is aptly named because you earn one mile for every mile flown – no funny formulas at Frontier. If a customer travels a little or a lot, they will find FRONTIER Miles rewarding.
Frontier operates over 90 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S., delivering the highest level of noise reduction and fuel-efficiency, compared to previous models. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 39% fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines 2018 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient US airline. More information about Frontier’s green commitments are available at FlyGreener.com.
With over 150 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America. Frontier’s young fleet also ensures that the company keeps fares low and that customers will enjoy a pleasant and reliable experience flying with the airline.
This isn’t Frontiers first visit to Delaware. Frontier had service at New Castle County Airport back in 2013 with five destinations which included Chicago-Midway, Denver, Houston, Tampa, and Orlando. Late in 2013, Frontier added Detroit and Atlanta to its list of cities.
However, slowly, the airline began canceling routes and in 2015, Frontier had suspended all service. At the time, Frontier called the suspension, “seasonal.” However, no new routes were ever reintroduced, and New Castle County Airport quickly dropped off Frontier’s list of destinations, leaving Delaware as the only state in the nation without commercial air service.
Shurz said he understands the skepticism this time around but promised things will be different.
“I’m telling you that we’re here to stay–that’s our intention–suddenly, we don’t come back to airports with the expectation that we’re going to try it and pull out again, we’re confident from the data we see…that this time we’re here to stay.”
*About Intro Fare Offer:
Fares must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 31, 2020 for nonstop travel through Aug. 5, 2020. The following blackout dates apply: May 26, 2020, Jun. 30, 2020, Jul. 1, 7-8, 2020. Fares are one way and do not require roundtrip purchase.
Discount Den fares are only available at FlyFrontier.com to members of Discount Den.
Fare(s) shown includes all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, and are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable.
Tickets purchased at FlyFrontier.com must be paid for at the time the reservation is made, you may request a full refund up to 24 hours after the time of purchase, if the purchase is made 7 days (168 hours) or more prior to your flight’s departure. After the 24hour period, to cancel a non-refundable ticket, a fee of up to $119 per passenger will be charged. The value of the cancelled ticket may be applied toward the purchase of a future ticket for 90 days after cancellation. The ticket may be canceled and refunded at the My Trips section on FlyFrontier.com.
Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for special fare tickets. Flight segments must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the tickets (s) and all monies will be forfeited.
Additional travel services, such as baggage (https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel-information/baggage/) and advance seat assignments (https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel-information/seating-options/) are available for purchase separately at an additional charge. Fares include all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, and are subject to change without notice. Some markets do not offer daily service. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise indicated, all flights are operated by Frontier Airlines. Other restrictions may apply.