ORLANDO, FL. – Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced three new non-stop routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO) beginning this fall. The direct service to Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Detroit will offer MCO customers additional affordable options to three major markets.
- Service to Los Angeles will begin October 25. Departing flights will leave Orlando at 4:55 p.m. and arrive at LAX at 7:25 p.m. Return flights will leave Los Angeles at 8:50 p.m. and arrive at Orlando International at 4:30 a.m. the next day. The route will be flown on Airbus A-319 aircraft.
- Service to Indianapolis begins October 25 with departures out of MCO at 2:45 p.m. with return flights landing at 3:45 p.m. The route will be flown on Airbus A-320 aircraft.
- Service to Detroit will begin on November 18 and will be serviced by an Airbus A-320 aircraft that seats 180.
“As we strive to meet the demands of the traveling public, we look forward to adding new destinations to increase the access we offer to and from Central Florida,” said Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Orlando International Airport is pleased to provide connections to more domestic destinations than any airport in the state of Florida.”
The new flights will increase Frontier’s number of non-stop destinations from Orlando to 13, more than doubling the airline’s level of service in the past year. On a daily basis, Frontier departures will increase to 21, up from 8 per day at the same time last year.
“We are excited to offer even more low fare service in popular leisure markets around the country,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s Chief Commercial Officer. “These markets have responded positively to our Low Fares Done Right philosophy, allowing us to add new destinations and make travel to and from these cities more affordable than ever.”
This week also marks the 16th anniversary of Frontier Airlines service at Orlando International Airport. The airline began flying into MCO on September 9, 1999.
Basic MCO Information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves nearly 37 million annual passengers, of which 12.5 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has approximately 18,000 badged employees and generates $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, Orlando International Airport has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $1.3 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.