Frontier advances ambitious Caribbean Expansion Plan
Frontier CEO Barry Biffle said that after completing JetBlue’s purchase of Spirit, his company “isn’t licking its wounds.” Conversely, Biffle announced that Frontier’s international operations would grow between 5% and 20% over the next 3-5 years.
Regarding the destinations it will fly to, Frontier focuses its international growth on the Caribbean.
“We are going to grow much more internationally. We have invested heavily in Jamaica, Cancun and throughout the Caribbean. Recently, we announced Denver – Montego Bay, for example,” Biffle said.
In Frontier’s commitment to the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic plays a stellar role since it is its second market with the highest number of flights in the region, surpassing Mexico.
The U.S. airline has introduced more than 20 new international routes to its schedule this year. Based on the last two months of this year, Frontier plans to fly from 15 airports in the United States, offering a total of 38 international routes to 7 different countries, according to data collected by Simple Flying.
Among them, Mexico stands out since 6 out of 10 Frontier flights are to that country, followed by the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, and the Bahamas.