Business travellers in the Cleveland area will soon have more (and possibly cheaper) options for direct flights to top US destinations, including the first service from the Ohio airport to San Diego in nearly a decade.
Frontier Airlines announced that it will launch new service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to San Diego, Charlotte, Houston, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Non-stop flights with Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday service to Charlotte will begin on April 21, 2017; Minneapolis flights will launch on April 23 with service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Other newly announced routes include service between Austin, Texas and Washington DC and San Diego; between Cincinnati and New York/LaGuardia and Minneapolis; and between San Antonio and Chicago/O’Hare.
Service to San Diego and Houston will commence on May 22, with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. With the new routes, Frontier will fly to 17 destinations from Cleveland; the airline has more than doubled its total routes at the airport in the past year.
Cleveland has long been a hub for United Airlines, but the dominant carrier has been cutting back its flights there, and discount airlines like Frontier have moved to fill the gap. Other airlines already fly from Cleveland to Charlotte, Houston, and Minneapolis-St. Paul; competition from the budget carrier is expected to push fares downward on these routes.
Frontier Airlines flies to 60 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.