Grand Rapids, Mich. — Frontier Airlines is adding more warm-weather destinations to the Grand Rapids (GRR) route map, with flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International (PHX) and Tampa International (TPA), the airline announced today.The announcement of Phoenix-Sky Harbor marks the third new destination served from the Ford Airport in the last year.
Frontier, headquartered in Denver, will be serving the Gerald R. Ford International Airport with two weekly nonstop flights to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport on an Airbus A320 family aircraft, along with service to Tampa International three times weekly. The Phoenix service is scheduled weekly for departures on Monday and Friday, and the service begins on November 16. Nonstop service to Tampa begins on November 15 and will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
“Service to Florida and Arizona from November through April is not only a welcome addition for those wanting to escape our winter weather, but it shows that our partners at Frontier are listening to our community and watching their travel patterns,” said Ford Airport President & CEO Jim Gill.
“Having another low cost carrier option to stimulate competition and offer even more nonstop service is a welcome addition for our air service portfolio and our growing community.”
Booking is available now on Frontier’s website, www.flyfrontier.com, for travel to Phoenix and Tampa beginning in November. The service will be seasonal, culminating in April 2019.
Frontier re-entered the Grand Rapids market in 2017 with nonstop flights to Denver (DEN), Orlando (MCO), and seasonal service to Fort Myers (RSW), and Philadelphia (PHL). Phoenix and Tampa mark the fifth and sixth cities the airline serves from GRR, respectively.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is the second busiest airport in Michigan. The Airport served over 3.26 million passengers in 2018 and over 8,000 travelers pass through GFIA each day. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport offers nonstop service to 32 major market destinations with more than 140 daily nonstop flights. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is managed and operated by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority. GFIA generates over $3.1 billion in annual economic output throughout West Michigan, and employs over 2,000 people.