Pack for the beach. Pack for Mardi Gras. Pack for the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
Charlotte, Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis are among the other cities Frontier will service with nonstop flights in and out of the Islip airport, officials with the low-cost carrier said in an announcement that came two months after Frontier began service out of MacArthur with direct flights to Orlando, Fla.
Rounding out the 10-city destination expansion are three other Florida locales: Tampa, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach.
Executives with the Denver-based airline noted in a press conference last week that the new destinations will be implemented in two phases – five cities starting on Oct. 5, and the other five beginning spring 2018.
Nonstop Frontier flights beginning Oct. 5:
- Miami (MIA), once daily, increasing to twice daily Oct. 10
- Tampa (TPA), once daily
- West Palm Beach (PBI), once daily
- New Orleans (MSY), Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
- Fort Myers (RSW), once daily
Nonstop Frontier flights beginning Spring 2018:
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Charlotte (CLT)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Detroit (DTW)
- Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
As a kick-off promotion, Frontier will make $39 one-way fares available to early ticket purchasers, just as it did when Orlando was announced.
Islip Town officials said the new airline’s expansion comes as a direct response to the public’s outcry for more nonstop flights to and from Islip.
“This service is exactly what our community has been asking for,” Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter said. “It’s an amazing win for the people of Long Island.”
The airline’s executives are delighted to fill the flying void.
“We realize that MacArthur Airport is a more convenient option for many New Yorkers, providing an easy-to-use great customer experience,” said Scott Fisher, senior director for Frontier. “It will save our passengers time. ISP is a great match for Frontier.”
Top: Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter announcing the expansion of Frontier Airlines at a press conference July 18 (Facebook).