Frontier Airlines is officially back in business at Central Illinois Regional Airport.
Frontier is now offering nonstop service to Denver on Mondays and Fridays. Frontier’s nonstop flights to Orlando begin Oct. 2. Those flights run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Both destinations are seasonal.
Frontier previously offered service at CIRA in Bloomington, but that stopped in 2015. Frontier has since remade itself as a low-fare airline with new planes and a “reimagined” frequent flier program.
“We have been in a rapidly changing aviation environment for the last five years and the acquisition of new air service for markets our size is no small feat,” said CIRA spokesperson Fran Strebing.
The new Frontier service was first announced in June. A ribbon-cutting was held Monday at CIRA.
“We are delighted that Frontier Airlines is launching service from Central Illinois Regional Airport with ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to Denver and Orlando International,” Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority Chairman Jay Allen said in a statement Tuesday. “The low-fare, non-stop flights to these two favorite destinations are just what central Illinois travelers need and we thank Frontier Airlines for their partnership and commitment to serving the region from CIRA.”
CIRA also offers nonstop flights to Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas-Fort Worth, and St. Petersburg-Clearwater in Florida.
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