Frontier Airlines Flt 1773 from Orlando (MCO) lands in Grand Rapids (GRR) on December 13, 2017. Grand Rapids, Mich. – Frontier Airlines has landed in Grand Rapids (GRR), as the first flight from sunny Orlando (MCO) came in to the snowy Gerald R. Ford International Airport with a celebratory welcome and press conference.
Frontier, headquartered in Denver, is serving the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) with four weekly nonstop flights to Orlando International Airport (MCO) on an Airbus A320 family aircraft. The airline is also making three weekly nonstop trips to Fort Myers, Florida (RSW) which began on Sunday, and four weekly nonstop flights to Denver (DEN) beginning April 8, 2018.
“We are thrilled to welcome Frontier in the Grand Rapids market,” said GFIA 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.”
Orlando is the number one market for nonstop service out of Grand Rapids with an average of almost 200 passengers per day each way. Denver is a top-five market for GFIA.
“Today we celebrate a more affordable way to travel from Grand Rapids to both Orlando and Fort Myers this winter. With fares as low as $39 it’s the perfect time to escape the winter chill,” said Richard Oliver, Spokesman for Frontier Airlines. “We’re offering not only amazing low fares but a reliable and friendly service that allows customers to customize their travel experience to their needs and their budget. This empowers more people than ever before to fly. This is what our Low Fares Done Right Philosophy is all about.”
“Our community has been receptive and supportive of each airline and new route we have added to our map, and we have no doubt that they will do the same with Frontier entering our market,” said GFIA Board Chairman Roger Morgan. “We are excited to offer even more competitive choices for our passengers, and continued growth in our airport.”
Frontier previously served Grand Rapids from 2010 through 2013.