Sun04202014

Business

Frontier Airlines returns to Memphis

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The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority and Frontier Airlines on Wednesday announced that the Denver-based airlines will once again provide air service to the Memphis International Airport beginning March 2014.

"Today's exciting announcement from Frontier Airlines is the beginning of a new era of affordable airfare choices for our passengers," said Jack Sammons, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. "I am confident Frontier's direct service to Denver will be warmly embraced by passengers in our region."

Frontier's service in Memphis will feature four weekly nonstop flights to Denver, and opens up connections to 12 different western cities, including San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Phoenix, San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Portland.

"We are excited to offer nonstop service to the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll," said Greg Aretakis, Frontier's vice president, network and revenue management.

"We're confident that travelers will love our friendly, low-fare service to Memphis, and we look forward to welcoming Memphis-area travelers as they fly to our home state of Colorado, or connect onward to popular destinations in the west."

Congressman Steve Cohen vowed to "continue doing everything I can" to bring more flights, routes, and airlines to Memphis International Airport.

"This reasonably-priced Frontier Airlines service – as well as the recently announced new Southwest Airlines routes and UPS expansion – will help our city and our economy grow."

To celebrate the return of Frontier service to Memphis, the airline is promoting fares as low as $69 each for travel booked on www.flyfrontier.com through Saturday (Oct. 12).

Memphis International has grown into the busiest cargo airport in the country, and is the second-busiest in the world behind only Hong Kong.