Beginning in June, Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop service from Tampa International Airport to Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fares, according to a press release, will start as low as $99.
Tuesday’s announcement at the airport was accompanied by a celebration that featured Jamaican soda, Caribbean pastries and Puerto Rican tembleque.
“Frontier will now offer more nonstop routes from this Airport to destinations in Latin America than any other carrier," Frontier Airlines Senior Vice President Daniel Shurz states in the release. “We bring low fares, we bring America's youngest fleet of aircraft, and we fly 43% farther on a gallon of gas than the average in the United States. And now, instead of flying through a much busier, much more congested airport, you can enjoy the calm of using Tampa International Airport.
Frontier’s Jamaica and Dominican Republic flights mark the first new international service to launch at TIA since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. The airport has since restored existing service to Panama City; Havana; London; Cancún, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Frankfurt, Germany; Zurich; and several cities in Canada.
Last year, Frontier established TIA as a new crew base and began hiring Tampa Bay area residents to fill flight crew, ticket agent and baggage handling positions.
“Frontier has been an important part of TPA’s recovery and growth over the past year, and we’re excited to now see this partnership expand into international service for our passengers,” TIA CEO Joe Lopano states in the release. “We expect these flights to be extremely popular here and a welcome addition to our roster of nonstop destinations.”