Lift-Off for Frontier Airlines at Ontario International Airport
ONT is key new market for Denver-based carrier
ONTARIO, Calif. – Greeted by airport officials, airline employees and community leaders, Frontier Airlines flight 1923 arrived to much fanfare today at Ontario International Airport (ONT) as the Denver-based carrier launched service at Southern California’s newest aviation gateway.“Ontario is the place to be for new air service in Southern California,” said Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority. “We pride ourselves in offering a positive, hassle-free airport experience which will help our newest airline partner succeed in this hyper-competitive market and provide a great incentive to its customers to keep coming back.”
Frontier’s arrival represents the largest commitment of air service at ONT in more than a decade, Wapner noted. In addition to this morning’s arrival from Austin, TX, Frontier is adding routes to its home base in Denver, San Antonio and Chicago/O’Hare, bringing the total number of markets served from ONT to 18.
“Today we introduce a new, more affordable way to travel for the Inland Empire and greater Ontario community,” said Tyri Squyres, vice president, marketing, Frontier Airlines “We’re offering not only amazing low fares, but a reliable and friendly service that allows customers to customize their travel experience to their needs and their budget. This empowers more people than ever before to fly. This is what our Low Fares Done Right philosophy is all about.”
Frontier’s new routes mean ONT passengers can travel coast-to-coast without changing planes seven days a week as service to Austin and San Antonio will continue to Washington Dulles International Airport.
Frontier will operate the San Antonio-Washington thru-service every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with Airbus A320 aircraft while thru-service to Washington via Austin will be offered Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Following the arrival of flight 1923, the aircraft departed ONT (flight 1924) at 11:45 a.m. with one stop in Austin but no change of plane for passengers traveling through to Washington Dulles, arriving at 9:45 p.m. (EDT).
Since ONT’s transfer to local control nearly one year ago, passenger levels have risen month after month as airlines add new service. In the first eight months of 2017, more than 2.9 million passengers traveled through ONT, an increase of seven percent over the same period in 2016.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines (airline code: F9) is committed to offering ‘Low Fares Done Right to more than 60 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic on nearly 300 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier’s hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company’s signature Rocky Mountain hospitality to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2014 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies. For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FlyFrontier.com, where Frontier guarantees the best travel value for Frontier flights. Customers can sign up to receive special discounts and promotions only available to Frontier’s email subscribers. Special offers are also available on our online deals page or by following Frontier on Twitter at Twitter.com/FlyFrontier or by liking Frontier on Facebook at Facebook.com/FlyFrontier.
About Ontario International Airport
ONT is located approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a medium-hub, full-service airport with direct commercial jet service to 15 major U.S. cities and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There are approximately 62 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers. For more information about ONT, please visit www.flyOntario.com.
About the Ontario International Airport Authority
The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport’s four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Mayor Pro-Tem Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman and retired business executive Julia Gouw.