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Frontier Airlines Adds Service to Midwest, Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham from Trenton-Mercer Airport (Updated)

Frontier RoutesFrontier Airlines will be expanding its offerings at the Trenton-Mercer Airport once again, adding nonstop flights to Chicago Midway, Detroit, Columbus, Raleigh-Durham, and Atlanta beginning this April. With the expansion, the airline will offer nonstop flights to 10 U.S. cities from Trenton-Mercer Airport.

The Denver-based budget airline began its nonstop service between Trenton-Mercer and Orlando in November. Service between Trenton-Mercer and Orlando is offered twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Starting in February, Frontier will fly to Orlando four days a week.

Nonstop flights between Trenton-Mercer and Fort Lauderdale, Fort Meyers, Tampa and New Orleans that were announced in November will begin in late January.

The schedule for the new destinations from Trenton-Mercer Airport (listed on the Frontier website as Princeton-Mercer) will be as follows:

Atlanta – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Chicago Midway – Every day but Saturday

Columbus – Monday, Thursday, Sunday

Detroit – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Raleigh-Durham – Every day but Saturday

Introductory sale fares as low as $29 each way for some destinations are available through Jan. 23 at FlyFrontier.com/Trenton.

“This is a great day for us at Frontier as we bring significantly more low-fare options to the Princeton and Trenton area, providing a time and money saving option to customers throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania,” said Frontier executive Daniel Shurz. “Customers who fly from Trenton-Mercer Airport can enjoy an airport with fewer hassles and convenient parking, skip the congested and expensive Newark and Philadelphia airports, and they’ll also earn triple Early Returnsmiles through May.”

County Executive Brian Hughes said he is thrilled that Frontier is continuing to expand its nonstop service to and from Trenton-Mercer Airport. “With 10 destinations to different parts of the country, Frontier offers people in and around Mercer County convenient and affordable travel opportunities that they’ve never had before. This is an exciting time for TTN and for our region,” Hughes said.

Streamline Airlines previously offered weekday service from Trenton-Mercer to Boston, but stopped in September. The airline began serving the Trenton-Mercer Airport in 2011, and primarily catered to business travelers, while Frontier Airlines has its sights set on the tourism traveler.

Frontier serves more than 80 U.S. cities, plus Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. The airline will be operating 138-seat Airbus 319 aircrafts with television service, stretch seating and other flight options.

Trenton-Mercer airport airport offers free parking, plus access to Avis rental cars and ground transportation. The airport is about a 25-minute drive from Princeton and is located 38 miles from downtown Philadelphia and 65 miles from midtown Manhattan.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Flyfrontier.com.

This story will be updated after the 11 a.m. press conference where executives and officials will formally announce the expansion.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

  • krystalknapp

    Agreed, though some of the prices were really cheap if you follow this link and fly on certain days: http://www.flyfrontier.com/trenton

  • SFB

    This seems like totally good news! The only thing I would say is that I had a look at some prices, and they weren’t all that cheap.

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