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Capitol One donates it’s $4 million dollar building to Delaware State University

The anchor for the new partnership is the bank’s donation of its One South Orange building to the University.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Mayor Purzycki is very pleased to share the following announcement about a new partnership between Delaware State University and Capital One that will allow the State’s lone HBCU to return to the City of Wilmington.

“Welcome Home DSU and thank you Capital One!” said the Mayor. “Wilmington will soon have an even better chance of helping its residents achieve prosperity because a core University partner will be part of the effort. And Capital One has again stepped up in a big way to help the people of Wilmington and this region. DSU’s HBCU roots are important to Wilmington because many of our residents are Delaware State University graduates and have contributed significantly to our City’s success. So, the City where HBCU Week was born and nurtured couldn’t be happier about this announcement.”

The joint news release from DSU and Capital One follows.

New Capital One Impact Partnership Sparks University’s Return to Wilmington

Partnership highlighted by $4.7MM donation of the bank’s Riverfront Facility

Bank and University will also deepen recruiting relationship, expand career pathways for students University’s Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Studies School to anchor Wilmington Presence.

After nearly a decade operating in northern Delaware solely through its satellite campus on Kirkwood Highway, Delaware State University is partnering with Capital One to return to the City of Wilmington and dramatically expand its offerings in the heart of the State’s only metropolitan core.

Capital One’s historic donation of its facility at the Wilmington Riverfront, valued at $4.7M, to the University will be paired with significant enhancements to its recruiting partnership with the school to create more opportunities for Delaware State students to pursue Capital One careers in fields including business analysis, tech and product development.

“This dramatically expanded footprint inside Wilmington and Capital One’s commitment to long-term engagement with the area’s young people is exactly what the University needs to bring our particular strengths to bear on the issues facing the city,” said Delaware State University President Tony Allen. “Together we will be able to reach the city’s youth more directly to create an innovative pipeline to college and career; offer both graduate courses and workforce development training in an accessible location; and better support our Center for Neighborhood Revitalization Research in addressing the structural and economic challenges facing Wilmington.”

“At Capital One, we know that HBCUs are engines of economic mobility,” said Joe Westcott, the bank’s Delaware Market President, “and we’re proud to be investing in Delaware State University’s proven ability to champion educational equity, academic excellence, and the creation of innovative career pathways for it students. This partnership invests in the talent and promise of those students and represents an important milestone in reaffirming Capital One’s longstanding commitment to Wilmington and the entire State of Delaware.”

The anchor for the new partnership is the bank’s donation of its One South Orange building to the University. The property, built in 1885, renovated in 2001, was occupied by a portion of Delaware’s Capital One business until late 2018 before consolidating office space into downtown Wilmington. The facility contains 35,000 square feet with six floors, an open floor plan, and custom meeting space.

“The partnership between Capital One and Delaware State University will help build on our world-class workforce and help make Delaware the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Governor John Carney (D-DE). “Today’s announcement shows what we can do when we work together. Delaware State University is a pillar in our state, educating many Delawareans who end up becoming leaders across our economy. We look forward to seeing many more leaders in the future benefit from this partnership.”

The new space will initially headquarter the University’s School for Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Education, a new partnership with the Teen Warehouse and its workforce development center, and an incubation hub for micro and small businesses with a particular focus on minority and women-owned companies.

Capital One and Delaware State will also be deepening their recruiting relationship to expand opportunities for students to pursue careers within the company, emphasizing roles in the fields of business analysis, tech development, and product development. The bank will be assigning a dedicated recruiter to work with the University to increase Capital One hiring of its graduates. It will also seek to prime the early talent pipeline by extending access to Capital One up-skill programs for Freshman and Sophomores, such as First Gen Focus (for first-generation college students) and the HBCU Tech Mini-Master, a two-week coding skills program to prepare students for STEM-focused internships.

“I am so proud of Delaware State University for growing to become the first-class research HBCU and economic driver for the region that it is today,” said U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D- DE). “Now, DSU will breathe new life into downtown Wilmington when it moves into the Capital One building. I commend Capital One and DSU for seizing this opportunity to reach more students in our state. This is a win-win for Delaware! Hornets rising!”

Capital One’s Westcott emphasized that the partnership marked an important milestone in Capital One’s HBCU recruitment and advocacy strategy and larger commitment to advancing racial equity through the Capital One Impact Initiative, a $200M, five-year commitment launched in 2020 to support growth in underserved communities and advance socioeconomic mobility by closing gaps in equity and opportunity. Capital One also provides a $1M Champions for Change grant to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the United Negro College Fund to help strengthen HBCUs.

Both Capital One and Delaware State University are strong advocates for the passage of the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), making historic federal investments in HBCUs and strengthening public-private partnerships to enhance and grow these world-renowned institutions.

“This generous donation from Capital One to Delaware State University will invest in the prosperity of students and elevate the stature of one of America’s premiere public HBCUs,” said Senator Coons. “Right now, I’m working hard in the Senate to pass the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act, a landmark bipartisan bill that would repair and modernize HBCU campuses that serve as gateways to success for thousands of students. As we work to deliver this transformational support for campus infrastructure, I’m thrilled to see Capital One and Delaware State partnering together to pave the way for future generations of Hornets to learn and grow along the Wilmington Riverfront.”

Sens. Coons and Carper were joined in their enthusiasm about the donation and expanded partnership by their fellow Delaware congressional delegation member, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE).

“Today’s announcement from Capital One and Delaware State University represents another exciting and innovative development for DSU under the leadership of Dr. Tony Allen. This donation is also a remarkable reflection of the generosity and commitment of Capital One to both Delaware’s only HBCU and our state’s largest city,” said Rep. Blunt Rochester. “The return of DSU to the City of Wilmington will be a massive boost for economic development, help Delaware State with alumni relations within the city, and allow DSU to engage with students earlier, giving them access to an incredible talent pipeline from which to recruit. This donation will also allow Delaware State’s adult education efforts to reach the City of Wilmington – an issue I’m passionate about as the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Future of Work Caucus. This partnership, made possible by the generosity of Capital One and the creativity of Delaware State, will create a better and brighter future for the Hornets, for the City of Wilmington, and our entire state.”

The University will not abandon its Kirkwood Facility. Last November, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer awarded $5.5M from the Federal Cares Act to help the University build its own Molecular Diagnostic Lab at the Kirkwood site, a former United States Army Reserve site awarded to the University in 2013. Working with Testing for America and the County, in just six months, the University has lowered the cost for COVID-19 testing from $50 per test to just under $8. It will now expand the facility to test and analyze other infectious diseases.

Delaware State Graduate School Dean Patrice Gilliam-Johnson noted that the University will also be using the opportunity to focus on completing necessary renovations to its Kirkwood Highway facility, which now includes Delaware’s only COVID-19 testing laboratory. “Once we have completed the transition period,” she said, “the University will have a presence in northern Delaware that exceeds 100,000 square feet and is capable of having a major impact on the greater metropolitan area.”

“Welcome Home DSU and thank you Capital One!” said Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki (D-DE). “Wilmington will soon have an even better chance of helping its residents achieve prosperity because a core University partner will be part of the effort. And Capital One has again stepped up in a big way to help the people of Wilmington and this region. Through DSU’s and Capital One’s commitment to education and the community, Wilmington’s efforts to change lives forever has just become a lot more energized. DSU’s HBCU roots are important to Wilmington because many of our residents are Delaware State University graduates and have contributed significantly to our City’s success. So, the City where HBCU Week was born and nurtured couldn’t be happier about this announcement.”

New model healthcare opens at Wilmington’s Kingswood community center

A new model of health care is coming to Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood and the Kingswood Community Center.

WILMINGTON (DE) CONTTRIBUTED BY CHRISTIANACARE: ChristianaCare Virtual Health is now available at The Coker Family Resource Center, inside Kingswood Community Center. It offers convenient, personalized, always-accessible care that makes it easier for people to connect with the care they need and stay well.

“This is an entirely new model of health care powered by data and technology to make it easier for people to access care when they need it, and one that fosters strong relationships between patients and their care team,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, president and CEO of ChristianaCare. “In our commitment to make a positive impact on health for everyone in the communities we serve, we’re excited to bring this leading-edge model of care to our neighbors at Riverside. We’re grateful for the partnership of The WRK Group and Kingswood Community Center in this collaborative effort that will support the health and wellbeing of the people in this community.”

At The Coker Family Resource Center, patients can connect to ChristianaCare Virtual Health for a virtual appointment with a primary care provider or a member of their care team and also receive access to medical services such as vaccines, blood pressure checks and in-person exams. But care doesn’t have to happen at Kingswood Community Center. Patients can have a virtual visit with their care team anytime and from anywhere they have access to the internet with a smartphone, tablet or laptop with a camera.

“Throughout the pandemic, many people have learned the convenience of having a video visit with their doctor instead of coming in for an in-person appointment. At ChristianaCare, we’ve actually been developing this kind of care since the launch of our Virtual Primary Care practice for ChristianaCare caregivers in 2018, in addition to our CareVio data-powered care management platform,” said Sharon Anderson, RN, MS, FACHE, chief virtual health officer at ChristianaCare. “What we’re able to provide today is not just video visits, but an entirely new kind of care that’s always on—it enables patients to interact with their care team when they need support through video visits, secure text messages and other ways that provide care in ways that fit into each person’s lifestyle.”

In addition to the on-site medical services provided at the Kingswood location, patients can also receive in-person help with the technology so that they can become comfortable with this new model of care, and ask questions or get help when they need it.

Kingswood Community Center, a member of The WRK Group (The Warehouse, REACH Riverside, and Kingswood Community Center), has been a pillar of the Riverside community for 75 years and is located at 2300 Bowers St, Wilmington, DE 19802. In-person appointments are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 2:30 (times may vary). Information and appointments are available by calling 302-428-2400.

Establishing easily accessible health care within the Riverside neighborhood marks a long-time goal of The WRK Group.

“We are incredibly thankful for this partnership with ChristianaCare Virtual Health as they become the first primary care service provider that exists within Riverside,” said Logan S. Herring, Sr., CEO of The WRK Group. “ChristianaCare has created a nimble solution for our neighbors that includes valuable in-person services and care as well as virtual appointments. Creating this physical and virtual space is an achievement for our community and one in a series of initiatives The WRK Group plans to bring to the local area.”

The WRK’s Group managing partner, REACH Riverside, is currently overseeing a $250M holistic revitalization project which includes building a new and improved community center, developing a mixed income housing community, and investing in physical capital to create a thriving and vibrant neighborhood.

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The Coker Family Resource Center is a new addition to the Kingswood Community Center, made possible by the generous donation of the Coker family, a pillar in the Riverside and Wilmington community. From matriarch and civil rights leader Beatrice “Bebe” Coker and her activism efforts to daughters Dr. Joan Coker, Laurie Coker Reid, and Julie Coker’s collective philanthropic and community work, the Coker family embodies the values of Kingswood Community Center and The WRK Group’s collective mission to empower the community to reach its full potential.

“Thank you to the entire Coker family, who have dedicated themselves to bettering our community for decades, as well as for providing the needed funding to create the physical space that ChristianaCare Virtual Health inhabits,” Herring continued. “The Coker family has once again demonstrated the value of believing and investing in their community. As we look to the future and continue to dream big about the new Kingswood Community Center, I am excited by the prospect of what this space will evolve into and what additional services we can offer our community.” [/su_tab]

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Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 5th best health system to work for in the United States and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

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The WRK Group, which is comprised of three organizations and over 130 employees, shares a collective mission to empower the community to reach its full potential by eliminating the barriers of structural racism and revolutionizing teen engagement. REACH Riverside, overseeing a $250M holistic revitalization, also serves as the managing partner for Kingswood Community Center, a pillar of the Northeast Wilmington neighborhood for 75 years, and The Warehouse, an educational and recreational oasis for teens.

The Warehouse:
• Developed “For Teens, By Teens” – Innovative, one-stop center serving ages 13 to 19
• Teen-driven programming focused on recreation, education, arts, career, and health
• Collaborating with over 140 youth-serving organizations
• Three goals: safety, educational support, and workforce readiness

REACH Riverside:
• Developed “With the Community, For the Community”
• Member of the national Purpose Built Communities
• Redevelopment: Up to 600 units of high quality, mixed-income housing
• Education: cradle-to-college and career readiness pipeline
• Community Health: health, wellness, safety services, and programming

Kingswood Community Center
• Empowering the Community of Riverside and Northeast Wilmington since 1946
• Early Learning Academy: high quality, evidence-based programming (ages one through five)
• School-age services (ages six through twelve): before, after-school, and summer programming
• Jimmy Jenkins Senior Center: activities to remain healthy and self-sufficient
• Kingswood Academy: alternative school, located at The Warehouse (seventh through twelfth grade)
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Grand Opening At Next Generation Dunkin Donuts in New Castle

The restaurant will surprise randomly selected guests* daily from 7 AM-10 AM with free coffee for a year giveaways** starting on Friday, April 2 until Thursday, April 8.

NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A next generation drive-thru Dunkin Donuts held it’s grand opening celebration today in New Castle. 

In celebration of its new Next Gen drive-thru only restaurant, the Dunkin’ located at 194 N DuPont Highway welcomed guests with a grand opening celebration that got underway with the owners, Dunkin officials, and local dignitaries.

The restaurant surprised randomly selected guests* daily from 7 AM-10 AM with free coffee for a year giveaways** starting on Friday, April 2 until Thursday, April 8.

At 10:00 a.m. an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer got underway. Following the ceremony, a $1,000 donation check was presented to the Nemours Foundation on behalf of Dunkin’ franchisees Pradip Saha & Parthiban Jayaraman, alongside the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.

The new Next Gen drive-thru only restaurant is the first of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia area and offers a look at Dunkin’s Next Gen store of the future experience.

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Exciting elements of the new restaurant experience include:

Modern Design:
The openness, colors, and energy efficient materials used in the design help to create an approachable, positive, and energetic environment.

Faster Than Ever Drive-Thru Experience:
In addition to a traditional drive-thru lane, an exclusive On-the-Go drive-thru lane lets DD Perks® members who order ahead via Dunkin’s Mobile App bypass the ordering lane and head straight into the line for the pickup window. Dunkin’ is the first national restaurant brand to offer this type of drive-thru innovation and convenience.

Premium Pours:
Crew members will use top-quality flavor-maximizing espresso machines to make hand-crafted drinks to order.

Dunkin’ on Demand:
Dunkin’ has also introduced an area dedicated to mobile pickups at the walk-up window so that DD Perks® members who order ahead via Dunkin’s Mobile App can receive their mobile orders faster than ever before.

Increased Energy Efficiency:
Next Gen restaurants are designed to meet DD Green Achievement™ specifications. Stores that achieve DD Green Achievement status are built with sustainable and efficient elements like LED lighting, high-efficiency mechanical equipment, low-flow faucets, and more. DD Green Achievement restaurants are performing better than designed. On average, they are 33% more energy efficient compared to conventional Dunkin’ restaurants.

*No Pur Nec. Open to Delaware residents in the New Castle area, 18+/age of maj. Ends April 8. Official Rules available upon request at 194 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE; While supplies last. **Free Coffee For a Year Giveaway recipients receive a coupon book containing 4 free medium hot or iced coffee coupons per month for 14 months good only at the location where coupon book was issued. ©2021 DD IP Holder LLC. Sponsor: AARK GROUP

After nearly five years of grounded flights, Frontier is once again airborne

Frontier will serve Wilmington-New Castle Airport with the 180-seat, Airbus A320 with flights set for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

NEW CASTLE (DE) 02/11/21: It was just a year ago that Frontier announced right here at the New Castle County Airport that they would be offering flights three days a week but shortly before the first scheduled flight was to lift off in March, the Pandemic hit, and Frontier halted service.

Today, the first flight out will take off for Orlando, Florida for the first time in five years. 

After service was halted back in March due to the pandemic, Frontier Airlines will now be able to resume service in February, said the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) who operates the airport earlier this week.

“We’re overjoyed to begin service at New Castle Airport with nonstop flights to Orlando and return commercial air service to Delaware, Said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President of Commercial at Frontier Airlines.

Earlier this month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) federalized the Wilmington-New Castle Airport.

Frontier Airlines plans to restart scheduled commercial service to and from Orlando International Airport beginning Feb. 11, 2021. The non-stop service from Wilmington-New Castle Airport (ILG) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will operate three times weekly., the authority says.

Photo by George Shea For Delaware Newsline | After nearly five years of grounded flights at NCC Airport, Frontier is finally airborne

To accommodate the planned return of commercial service to the airport, the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) recently completed renovations to the terminal that include the checkpoint and baggage screening areas as well as the secure area of the terminal.

The Authority has invested approximately $2 million for security compliance and customer service improvements inside the passenger terminal. These upgrades include expanding and improving the security queue to enable TSA to conduct passenger screening more efficiently; building a new modern ticketing/check-in counter and gate area seating; and improving technology infrastructure upgrades throughout the building to accommodate new passenger information displays and improved airline communications.

TSA has installed state-of-the-art equipment to screen passengers, their checked baggage and carry-on baggage. TSA officers will be on site about two hours prior to scheduled flights and will begin to screen passengers and their baggage an hour before each scheduled departure.

Photo by George Shea For Delaware Newsline | After nearly five years of grounded flights at NCC Airport, Frontier is finally airborne

“The TSA officers who will be conducting security screening operations at Wilmington-New Castle Airport are well-trained and experienced in all of our screening protocols,” said Gerardo Spero, TSA’s Federal Security Director for Philadelphia International and Wilmington-New Castle Airports. “We look forward to working with the Delaware River & Bay Authority and their law enforcement agency, Frontier Airlines and all of our security stakeholder partners at the airport as commercial flights start up.”

“One of the DRBA’s goals for Wilmington-New Castle Airport has always been to establish quality, sustainable air service for our community and Frontier’s return is both a commitment to Delaware and a testament to the market sustainability of passenger demand at this airport,” said Stephen D. Williams, DRBA Deputy Executive Director and Airports Director. “With the support of our colleagues at TSA, the State of Delaware will no longer be the only state in the union without regularly scheduled commercial service.”

Photo by George Shea For Delaware Newsline | After nearly five years of grounded flights at NCC Airport, Frontier is finally airborne

On Thursday, Feb. 11, passengers aboard Frontier Airlines in-bound flight #1254 to Wilmington-New Castle Airport from Orlando, Florida, is expected to arrive at 12:38 p.m. Frontier will serve Wilmington-New Castle Airport with the 180-seat, Airbus A320 with flights set for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

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.

Photo by George Shea For Delaware Newsline | After nearly five years of grounded flights at NCC Airport, Frontier is finally airborne

The airline’s frequent traveler program, FRONTIER miles, lets members enjoy many benefits as well as the ability to 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. Whether customers travel a little or a lot, they will find FRONTIER miles rewarding.

Frontier is also taking the health and safety of customers and team members seriously during this pandemic and have made it their first priority. Frontier introduced sweeping health and safety enhancements in 2020 that touch every step of a customers travel journey with the airline.

Frontier requires all customers and crew members wear a face covering throughout their travel journey. Plus, anyone flying with Frontier must complete a health acknowledgement prior to flying confirming that neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited Covid-19 related symptoms in the last 14 days, they will wash their hands/sanitize before boarding the flight, and they understand and acknowledge the airline’s face covering policy and pre-boarding temperature screening policies.

Also, during the flight, main cabin air is a mix of fresh air drawn from outside and air that has been passed through an air filtration system that features HEPA filters capable of capturing respiratory virus particles at more than 99.9% efficiency-similar to those used in hospital environments. Frontier’s modern all-airbus fleet is among the youngest in the world-all aircraft currently in operation are less than four years old.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be launching the only commercial air service from Wilmington-New Castle Airport,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO of Frontier Airlines. “We look forward to providing an affordable and convenient air travel option for residents in the greater Delaware area.”

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Frontier has been an industry leader in healthy travel initiatives and is currently the only U.S. airline conducting temperature screenings for all passengers and crew prior to boarding. There is also a health acknowledgement during check-in.

Frontier requires all customers and crew members wear a face covering throughout their travel journey. Plus, anyone flying with Frontier must complete a health acknowledgement prior to flying confirming that:

  • Neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited Covid-19 related symptoms in the last 14 days,
  • They will wash their hands/sanitize before boarding the flight, and
  • They understand and acknowledge the airline’s face covering policy and pre-boarding temperature screening policies.
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Frontier requires all customers and crew members wear a face covering throughout their travel journey. New Castle County Airport also requires facial coverings inside the airport at all times.
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Parking at the New Castle Airport will cost $5 per day starting after the first hour. Those flying in also have options for car rentals including an Avis station inside the terminal.
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Nonstop travel is valid daily through March 3, 2021. A seven-day advance purchase is required. Round-trip travel not required.

Discount Den fares are only available at FlyFrontier.com to Discount Den members. Join Discount Den here! Fare(s) shown include all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, and are subject to change without notice until purchased. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable.

All reservations are non-refundable, except that refunds are allowed for reservations made seven days (168 hours) or more prior to departure and provided that a refund request is made within 24 hours of initial reservation.

Changes or cancellations made to itineraries after the 24 hours will be subject to change fees, and any fare differential. Learn more about our change policy. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for special fare tickets. Flight segments must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the tickets and all amounts paid will be forfeited.

Additional travel services, such as baggage and advance seat assignments are available for purchase separately at an additional charge. For a complete list of rules and regulations please refer to Frontier Airlines’ Contract of Carriage and Terms and Conditions.

About Fares: 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.
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Frontier Airlines is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 100 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S.

The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 43 percent fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines’ 2019 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline.

Frontier is also committed to families enabling children 14 years and younger to fly free through the airline’s Discount Den travel club on qualifying flights.

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Frontier to resume commercial flights at New Castle County Airport

Frontier will resume service at the Wilmington-New Castle Airport with 180-seat, Airbus A320 with flights set for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

NEW CASTLE (DE) 02/01/21: After service was halted back in March, Frontier Airlines will now be able to resume service in February says the Delaware River and Bay Authority who operates the airport.

According to a news release, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is federalizing the Wilmington-New Castle Airport as Frontier Airlines plans to restart scheduled commercial service to and from Orlando International Airport beginning Feb. 11.

The non-stop service from Wilmington-New Castle Airport (ILG) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will operate three times weekly., the authority says.

To accommodate the planned return of commercial service to the airport, the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) recently completed renovations to the terminal that include the checkpoint and baggage screening areas as well as the secure area of the terminal.

The Authority has invested approximately $2 million for security compliance and customer service improvements inside the passenger terminal. These upgrades include expanding and improving the security queue to enable TSA to conduct passenger screening more efficiently; building a new modern ticketing/check-in counter and gate area seating; and improving technology infrastructure upgrades throughout the building to accommodate new passenger information displays and improved airline communications.

PHOTO DRBA | The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has federalized the NCC Airport, as Frontier Airlines plans to restart scheduled commercial service to and from Orlando International Airport beginning Feb. 11.

TSA has installed state-of-the-art equipment to screen passengers, their checked baggage and carry-on baggage. TSA officers will be on site about two hours prior to scheduled flights and will begin to screen passengers and their baggage an hour before each scheduled departure.

“The TSA officers who will be conducting security screening operations at Wilmington-New Castle Airport are well-trained and experienced in all of our screening protocols,” said Gerardo Spero, TSA’s Federal Security Director for Philadelphia International and  Wilmington-New Castle Airports. “We look forward to working with the Delaware River & Bay Authority and their law enforcement agency, Frontier Airlines and all of our security stakeholder partners at the airport as commercial flights start up.”  

“One of the DRBA’s goals for Wilmington-New Castle Airport has always been to establish quality, sustainable air service for our community and Frontier’s return is both a commitment to Delaware and a testament to the market sustainability of passenger demand at this airport,” said Stephen D. Williams, DRBA Deputy Executive Director and Airports Director.  “With the support of our colleagues at TSA, the State of Delaware will no longer be the only state in the union without regularly scheduled commercial service.” 

PHOTO DRBA | The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has federalized the NCC Airport, as Frontier Airlines plans to restart scheduled commercial service to and from Orlando International Airport beginning Feb. 11.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, passengers aboard Frontier Airlines in-bound flight #1254 to Wilmington-New Castle Airport from Orlando, Florida, is expected to arrive at 12:38 p.m.  Frontier will serve Wilmington-New Castle Airport with the 180-seat, Airbus A320 with flights set for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be launching the only commercial air service from Wilmington-New Castle Airport,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO of Frontier Airlines. “We look forward to providing an affordable and convenient air travel option for residents in the greater Delaware area.”

Biffle also pointed out that Frontier has been an industry leader in healthy travel initiatives and is currently the only U.S. airline conducting temperature screenings for all passengers and crew prior to boarding. Additionally, Frontier requires face coverings that must be worn throughout a traveler’s journey, as well as a health acknowledgement during check-in.

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