March 21, 2023

Beginning on November 5, the ultra-low-cost service Frontier Airways will add a nonstop seasonal flight between Orlando Worldwide Airport (MCO) and San Diego Worldwide Airport (SAN). The route can be lively till January 3, 2023; flights will function day by day between the 2 locations and have been final provided by Frontier in March and April 2021.

Returning seasonal service

As of September 2022, San Diego Airport has round 1,868 weekly flights operated by 16 airways, together with 42 weekly companies from Frontier (six per day). The ultra-low-cost service is seeking to launch a brand new seasonal route between November 5, 2022, and January 3, 2023, connecting the Californian metropolis with Orlando, Florida.


“From one vacation spot to a different, we admire Frontier Airways including a seasonal nonstop flight between our two cities,” stated Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President & CEO. “The vacation months throughout which this service can be provided is a well-liked time for Southern Californians to journey, and we welcome these visiting from Central Florida.”

With the addition of the seasonal Orlando route, Frontier Airways gives nonstop service to 4 different locations – Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. The airline gives twice-daily companies to Dallas Fort Value (DFW) and Las Vegas (LAS) and one day by day service to the opposite two locations, DEN and PHX.

Frontier will launch a seasonal route between Orlando and San Diego in November. Photograph: Vincenzo Tempo | Easy Flying.

Frontier companies

By November, Frontier Airways expects to function 3,312 weekly flights serving 93 locations in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, together with 13 cities overseas.

The airline’s major hubs of operations are Denver Worldwide (406 weekly flights), Orlando (387 flights), and Las Vegas (339). Frontier has a fleet composed of 115 Airbus A320-family-based plane and expects to obtain 227 new items within the coming years. The common age of its fleet is about 4 years.

In 2022’s first half, Frontier Airways carried 11.94 million passengers, a 13% enhance in comparison with the identical interval in 2019, previous to the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to whole working income price US$1.5 billion (a 28% enhance in comparison with 2019), and a US$108 million web loss within the first six months of the yr. “The demand surroundings is robust going into the third quarter, and we proceed to give attention to producing worthwhile progress within the enterprise for the steadiness of 2022 and past,” stated Barry Biffle, Frontier’s president, and CEO.

Frontier will function seven weekly flights departing from San Diego this winter season. Photograph: Vincenzo Tempo | Easy Flying.

San Diego’s restoration

San Diego Airport is the busiest single-runway industrial service airport in the USA and the third-busiest general in California. It contributes practically US$12 billion in financial exercise for the area. It’s at the moment within the midst of the development of the brand new Terminal 1, which incorporates changing the prevailing Terminal 1, enhancements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity, and a brand new administration constructing. This program has a complete funds of US$3.4 billion.

In July, San Diego Airport exceeded two million month-to-month passengers for the primary time since 2019. This yr, the airport had 10.03 million passengers between January and June 2022, surpassing by 72.8% the visitors numbers in 2021. Nonetheless, the Californian airport remains to be under its pre-COVID ranges, by round 17.1%.

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