The “Frontier” for passengers is expanding, again, for passengers using an area airport.
A Tampa, Florida-bound Frontier Airlines flight takes off from Wilmington Airport Monday morning marking the return of service from the Delaware airport to the Florida destination. A flight from Tampa will also land in Delaware on Monday.
Previously, Frontier ended service to Tampa — along with routes to four other locations — leaving only Orlando service between Delaware and the Sunshine State.
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“We’re pleased that Frontier has resumed nonstop air service to Tampa, Florida,” said airports director Stephen Williams of the Delaware River and Bay Authority.
Tampa service on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft will run two days a week (Monday and
Friday) through the end of April.
“We’re looking forward to resuming seasonal service from Wilmington to Tampa providing local travelers a low fare option to two popular Florida destinations,” said Frontier Airlines spokesman Todd Lehmacher.
The Colorado-based air carrier began operating from Wilmington last summer, ending a five-year period in which Delaware had no commercial air service.