Warwick, R.I. – Today the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) announced that Frontier Airlines has added a new nonstop, low fare route from T.F. Green Airport to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The new route will commence on May 20, but travelers can reserve flights today at flyfrontier.com with introductory fares as low as $49 each way. The new service will offer flights three times a week.
Frontier recently announced nonstop service to Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia making the airline the nonstop leader operating out of T.F. Green with 10 destinations in total.
“We could not be happier that our partnership with Frontier Airlines continues to expand along with their footprint at T.F. Green Airport,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “Currently, Frontier Airlines offers more nonstop service than any other airline operating out of T.F. Green and the addition of this new route to Myrtle Beach, S.C. is a first for the airport.”
“Since we started service in Providence, this community and the greater New England area have embraced our Low Fares Done Right philosophy,” said Jonathan Freed, director of corporate communications for Frontier Airlines. “Serving ten routes, we’re proud to be the largest carrier in Providence in terms of destinations served. We appreciate the support of the airport and the community – we’re pleased to offer some of the lowest fares in the industry and a great travel experience.”
“As new businesses continue to open their doors in Rhode Island, more and more people are looking to make our airport their transportation hub. This new route is a testament to the airport’s success. With more than a dozen nonstop destinations added in the last year alone, it’s clear Rhode Island is, quite literally, moving in the right direction,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo.
“It is exciting to see the airport continue to grow and the past year has truly been transformational,” said House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi. “Each new route supports our economy, which benefit all Rhode Islanders.”
“We are pleased to see the continued expansion of nonstop service at T.F. Green,” said Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey. “In less than a year and a half, nonstop routes have doubled at the airport giving Rhode Islanders a host of new travel options.”
“The progress this airport has seen over the last year is truly amazing,” said Mayor Scott Avedisian. “Now offering 10 destinations across the country, Frontier is the lead nonstop carrier operating out of T.F. Green. These successes aren’t just a win for airport, but for Rhode Island as a whole. With every added destination, our economy has the ability to grow and thrive.”
“We hope Rhode Islanders will continue to take advantage of these new routes and fantastic fares,” said Jonathan Savage, chair of RIAC’s Board of Directors. “We can continue to build on these successes with additional routes if market demand supports the gains we have achieved.”
“We are very pleased that the number of direct flights in and out of Rhode Island continues to grow,” said R.I. Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor. “These new flights to and from Myrtle Beach will boost commerce and tourism here in Rhode Island. The recent growth of direct flights is nothing short of remarkable, and is a credit to Governor Raimondo’s vision and the leadership of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. We congratulate them on yet another exciting announcement.”
Frontier’s 10 nonstop destinations from PVD include:
- Atlanta – 3 times weekly seasonal service starting April 8
- Austin – 3 times weekly seasonal service starting April 9
- Charlotte – 4 times weekly seasonal service starting April 9
- Denver – daily seasonal from April through December
- Ft. Myers – 4 times weekly seasonal from October through April
- Miami – daily seasonal service from October through April
- Myrtle Beach – 3 times weekly seasonal service starting May 20, 2018
- Orlando – daily, year-round
- Raleigh-Durham – 3 times weekly seasonal service starting April 8
- Tampa – year-round service
– About T.F. Green –
T.F. Green Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the U.S. Its compliment of airlines includes: Air Canada, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Azores Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, New England Airlines, Norwegian Air, OneJet, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Cargo carriers, Fed Ex, Pinnacle Logistics and UPS, round out the service. MBTA commuter rail service connects PVD to Boston. Visit www.pvdairport.com.