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Ford airport books new destination

August 8, 2018
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Frontier Airlines, founded in 1994, offers service to more than 80 domestic and international destinations. Photo via fb.com

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has added to its list of domestic destinations.

Ford airport announced today that Frontier Airlines is adding flights from Grand Rapids to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

The city is Ford airport’s 26th non-stop destination.

The route is the second non-stop route from Grand Rapids to Arizona, with Allegiant Air offering flights to Phoenix-Mesa airport in Mesa, Arizona.

Frontier will offer two weekly non-stop flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday and Friday, beginning Nov. 16, on an Airbus A320 family aircraft.

Frontier is also adding flights to Tampa International in Florida.

Frontier’s non-stop service to Tampa will take place three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, beginning Nov. 15.

Southwest Airlines also flies non-stop to Tampa seasonally, and there are six other routes to Florida by various airlines.

Booking for the new Phoenix and Tampa routes is available on Frontier’s website. The routes will be seasonal, ending in April.

“Service to Florida and Arizona from November through April is not only a welcome addition for those wanting to escape our winter weather, but it shows that our partners at Frontier are listening to our community and watching their travel patterns,” said Jim Gill, president and CEO, Ford airport.

“Having another low-cost carrier option to stimulate competition and offer even more non-stop service is a welcome addition for our air service portfolio and our growing community.”

Denver-based Frontier re-entered the Grand Rapids market in 2017 with non-stop flights to Denver and Orlando, Florida and seasonal service to Fort Myers, Florida and Philadelphia.

The airline now flies to six cities from Ford airport.

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