WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Frontier Airlines today celebrates its new service from Washington-Dulles International Airport with fares as low as $39* each way. The day will be marked with the announcement of new low-fare flights to sunny, Nassau, Bahamas from $69* and an opportunity to the win free flights for one year. In addition, Frontier's first scheduled arrival from Minneapolis, Minn. at 12:15 p.m. today will be greeted by a water cannon salute.
"We are excited to begin service from Washington-Dulles today and proud to have quickly expanded the number of routes we will offer to 18," said Tyri Squyres, Frontier's vice president, marketing. "Our low fares and rapid expansion in the market attest to our commitment to make air travel from Washington more affordable and accessible. We are confident customers will love our amazing low fares and the ability to optimize their travel experience for the comfort and value they seek."
Since initially announcing service in May, the carrier has quickly expanded its offering from 14 to 18 low-fare routes. Routes and their corresponding start dates are:
1. Atlanta, Aug. 19
2. Orlando, Fla. Aug. 19
3. Minneapolis/St. Paul, Aug. 19
4. Charlotte, N.C., Aug . 20
5. Tampa, Fla. Aug.21
6. Cincinnati, Sept. 9
7. Detroit, Sept 8
8. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 9
9. Las Vegas, Sept 8
10. Memphis, Tenn., Sept 8
11. Fort Myers, Fla., Sept 9
12. St. Louis, Sept 8
13. St. Augustine/Jacksonville, Fla. Sept 8
14. Chicago O'Hare, Sept. 15
15. Cleveland, Ohio Oct. 1
16. Nassau, Bahamas Nov. 20
17. Cancun, Nov. 22
18. Palm Beach, Fla Nov. 21
"We applaud Frontier on its first new group of flights today. This new service provides our customers at Dulles International Airport more new low-cost options when flying to or from the National Capital Region," said Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Vice President and Dulles International Airport Manager Chris Browne. "Nonstop air service at Dulles International can take you everywhere. And starting today, Frontier Airlines offers even more options to get you there."
Frontier's flights to Nassau, Bahamas will be the only nonstop, low-fare flights between Washington-Dulles and the Bahamas. Flights begin Nov. 20, 2014 with service three-times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flights are on sale now. The route will be served by a 168-seat Airbus 320.
As part of the celebration, Frontier will be giving one lucky winner a chance to win a year of free flights on any of the routes the carrier provides service to from Washington-Dulles. The winner will receive up to 50 round trip tickets, valid for travel through Aug. 19, 2015. To enter the contest, entrants must provide their name and contact information at a special entry location in Washington- Dulles International Airport, between the Lufthansa and United ticket counters on the departures level. Entry will be available between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. The winner will be announced at 11:30 a.m. with the drawing conducted at the location. For full terms and rules, please visit: http://www.flyfrontier.com/freeflightscontest.
For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FlyFrontier.com, where Frontier guarantees the best travel value for Frontier flights. Customers can sign up at FlyFrontier.com/email-alert receive special discounts and promotions only available to Frontier's email subscribers. Special offers are also available by following Frontier on Twitter at Twitter.com/FlyFrontier or by liking Frontier on Facebook at Facebook.com/FlyFrontier.
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