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If Frontier’s growth has seen haphazard to you, you’re not alone. While I’m no airline CEO, some routes (Raleigh-Durham to Portland, ME, anyone?) leave me scratching my head. Yesterday, we learned that Frontier would be adding 15 new routes to their route map, but also eliminating nine routes, for a net gain of six routes.

The Good News: 15 New Routes

Per a Frontier press release, here are the 15 new routes, along with their frequency and aircraft type:

  • SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from PITTSBURGH (PIT)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A321
    • Frequency: Monday, Friday
    • Service Start: August, 13
  • SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from CLEVELAND (CLE)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A321
    • Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday
    • Service Start: August, 15
  • SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from INDIANAPOLIS (IND)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A321
    • Frequency: Monday, Friday
    • Service Start: August, 13
  • SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from MILWAUKEE (MKE)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A321
    • Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    • Service Start: August, 14
  • SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A321
    • Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday
    • Service Start: August, 15
  • ORLANDO (MCO) to/from ONTARIO (ONT)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Daily
    • Service Start: August, 13
  • LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from SPOKANE (GEG)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Monday, Friday
    • Service Start: August 13
  • LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from NORFOLK (ORF)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    • Service Start: August, 14
  • LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from CALGARY (YYC)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday
    • Service Start: August, 15
  • ORLANDO (MCO) to/from PITTSBURGH (PIT)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A321
    • Frequency: Monday, Friday
    • Service Start: August, 13
  • SAN ANTONIO (SAT) to/from ORANGE COUNTY (SNA)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
    • Service Start: August 13
  • SAN ANTONIO (SAT) to/from SALT LAKE CITY (SLC)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday
    • Service Start: August 15
  • MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (MSP) to/from CHARLESTON (CHS)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A319
    • Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday
    • Service Start: August 15
  • AUSTIN (AUS) to/from LOUISVILLE (SDF)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Monday, Friday
    • Service Start: August 13
  • AUSTIN (AUS) to/from ORANGE COUNTY (SNA)
    • Aircraft: Airbus A320
    • Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    • Service Start: August 14

In map form:

Map courtesy of the Great Circle Mapper. gcmap.com

The Bad News

As stated above, nine routes are ending. Per USA Today, here they are:

  • Cleveland
    • Phoenix: Ends Aug. 9
    • Seattle: Ends Aug. 11
  • San Diego
    • Colorado Springs: Ends Aug. 9
    • Oklahoma City: Ends Aug. 11
    • Tulsa: Ends Aug. 9
  • Cincinnati
    • Philadelphia: Ends Aug. 10
    • Phoenix: Ends Aug. 11
  • Philadelphia
    • Cincinnati: Ends Aug. 10
    • Grand Rapids: Ends Aug. 10

In map form:

Map courtesy of the Great Circle Mapper. gcmap.com

We’re not sure if these cancelled routes are seasonally closed or permanently closed. Only time will tell.

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