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(From left to right:  Frontier’s mascot Powder, Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky, Phoenix City Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, Frontier President, and CEO Barry Biffle.)

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix’s fourth largest carrier, Frontier Airlines, announced ten new routes that will begin in the winter season.

Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle announced the routes today from the recently re-modernized Terminal 3 along with Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O’Brien and Phoenix Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky.

“Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Orange County, California (SNA), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP), Portland (PDX), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL), Nashville (BNA), Indianapolis (IND) and Kansas City (MCI) in November 2022 and January 2023. To celebrate, America’s Greenest Airline is offering fares as low as $19,” said Frontier Airlines President and CEO Barry Biffle.

Frontier’s continued growth at PHX will be supported by the planned November opening of a new crew base, which is expected to initially employ up to 180 pilots and 275 flight attendants.

“Frontier Airlines is quickly advancing in Phoenix, and these ten new routes mark the growth of business and leisure travelers choosing our great city as a destination,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We are grateful for Frontier's commitment to its crew base and the employment opportunities it provides. More people will discover why Phoenix is a great vacation destination, business hub, and place to call home.”

Frontier operates the largest A320neo fleet with an average fleet age of four years. The aircraft have ultra-efficient engines as well as lightweight, comfortable seats. Frontier is 43% more fuel efficient than other airlines.

Service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX):

Philadelphia (PHL) Nov. 5, 2022 Daily
Orange County, California (SNA) Nov. 5, 2022 Daily
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) Nov. 5, 2022 Daily
Portland, Oregon (PDX) Nov. 6, 2022 3x/week**
Baltimore-Washington (BWI) Nov. 17, 2022 Daily
Nashville (BNA) Jan. 12, 2023 3x/week**
Kansas City (MCI) Jan. 12, 2023 3x/week**
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) Jan. 13, 2023 4x/week**
Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) Jan. 13, 2023 4x/week**
Indianapolis (IND) Jan. 13, 2023 2x/week


**Service will be offered less frequently through mid-February and then offered as reflected in the grid above starting the week of Feb. 19, 2023.

For more information on all the places you can travel from America’s Friendliest Airport®, please visit

Frontier Airline’s flights can be booked online at or by telephone at 1‐602-333-5925.



Quotes from Phoenix City Council

“Frontier’s commitment to both building a crew base and adding new routes demonstrates the strength of the Phoenix market. The addition of these routes will allow Phoenicians more options when it comes to air travel.”
Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, District 1


“This is exciting news, provides even more options for passengers traveling to and from Phoenix, and comes just in time for the holiday travel season. Additionally, Frontier Airlines' commitment to expanding its operation here in the Valley means more jobs and economic growth.”
Councilman Sal DiCiccio, District 6

“The addition of these new flights by Frontier is a win for our residents in multiple ways: they win when there are more choices to get where they want to go, making it easier to connect with family and friends; they win because more flights mean more competition and better prices on travel; and they win when we add well-paying jobs right here in our community.”
Councilmember Carlos Garcia, District 8


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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived and departed from Sky Harbor daily. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.