Frontier Airlines’ expansion in Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is one of the new routes planned to open this month, with flights to 12 locations.
After nearly two years gone, the Denver-based carrier is returning to the South Florida airport, increasing competition with competitor Spirit Airlines.
Frontier now serves eight Florida cities, including Miami (MIA), Pensacola (PNS), and Tampa (TPA) (TPA).
The ULCC’s return to Fort Lauderdale will see it resume two routes that were previously offered—to Islip (ISP) and Philadelphia Trenton-Mercer (TTN)—as well as compete with Spirit on services to Atlanta (ATL), Orlando (MCO), and Philadelphia (PHL) (PHL).
Breeze Airways is also expanding in Florida, with six new routes starting in February from West Palm Beach (PBI).
PBI will begin offering Saturday-only service from February 19 to the following destinations: Akron/Canton (CAK) and Columbus (CMH) in Ohio; Charleston (CHS) in South Carolina; New Orleans (MSY); and Norfolk (ORF) and Richmond (RIC) in Virginia.
In other news, Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines plans to launch a new scheduled route to Armenia’s capital, Yerevan (EVN), following a two-year hiatus from nonstop flights between the two countries.
The planned launch comes after leaders from the two neighboring countries met to discuss reestablishing diplomatic ties after years of hostility.
Pegasus wants to fly from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Yerevan three times per week.
Saudia’s new connection between Riyadh’s King Khalid International (RUH) and Entebbe (EBB), in central Uganda, will begin this month, as will Vietnamese leisure carrier Bamboo Airways’ addition of a spate of new routes to locations including Melbourne (MEL) and Singapore (SIN) (SIN).