TPA and Frontier Airlines to launch new Caribbean and Latin American routes this summer
Flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, are on sale now starting at $99 each way, and two Dominican Republic routes will be on sale soon.
Just in time for summer, Tampa International Airport and Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced they will launch three new international flights to Punta Cana and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Montego Bay in Jamaica, and a fourth new U.S. route between Tampa and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Each of the new routes, plus previously announced nonstop service to Cancun, Mexico, will begin in June and July with fares starting at just $99. Each of the flights vary in frequency and get from point to point in three hours or less.
TPA and Frontier officials made the announcement at TPA's Main Terminal on Tuesday morning, celebrating the announcement with Jamaican soda, Caribbean pastries and Puerto Rican tembleque.
“Frontier will now offer more nonstop routes from this Airport to destinations in Latin America than any other carrier," Frontier Airlines Senior Vice President of Commercial Daniel Shurz said. “We bring low fares, we bring America's youngest fleet of aircraft, and we fly 43 percent further on a gallon of gas than the average in the U.S. And now, instead of flying through a much busier, much more congested airport, you can enjoy the calm of using Tampa International.”
The new Frontier service will add to TPA’s international nonstop destinations, which have been slowly returning since the pandemic.
“Frontier has been an important part of TPA’s recovery and growth over the past year and we’re excited to now see this partnership expand into international service for our passengers,” Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano said. “We expect these flights to be extremely popular here and a welcome addition to our roster of nonstop destinations.”
Last year, Frontier established TPA as a new crew base and began hiring area residents to fill flight crew, ticket agent and baggage handling positions.
Frontier’s Jamaica and Dominican Republic flights will mark the first new international service to launch at TPA since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. The Airport has since restored existing service to Panama City, Havana, London, Cancun, Nassau, Grand Cayman, Frankfurt, Zurich and several cities in Canada.
New Routes from Tampa International Airport (TPA):
|SERVICE TO:||SERVICE START:||SERVICE FREQUENCY:||INTRO FARE:|
|San Juan, Puerto Rico||June 23, 2022||Daily||$99|
|Santo Domingo, D.R.||June 30, 2022||2X weekly||$99*|
|Montego Bay, Jamaica||June 24, 2022||2X weekly||$99*|
|Punta Cana, D.R.||July 2, 2022||1X weekly||$99*|
Frequency and times are subject to change, so please check FlyFrontier.com for the most updated schedule.
*About the Introductory Fare Offer:
Fares must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on May 9, 2022. Fares are valid for non-stop travel, on select days of week through Aug. 31, 2022. The following blackout date applies: Jun. 30, 2022 – Jul. 6 2022. Round trip purchase is not required.