on the beach at the intercontinental in cancun
The Presidente InterContinental resort in Cancun.

Frontier Airlines Adding Flights to Cancun, Dominican Republic

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 23, 2023

It has been one of the biggest aviation stories in the Caribbean since the onset of the pandemic: the continued rise of ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines. Now, Frontier is at it again, planning another expansion to the Caribbean’s most popular destinations this winter: Cancun and the Dominican Republic. 

In all, Frontier announced it would be launching five new nonstop routes to the Caribbean beginning in November, headlined by new routes to Cancun, Mexico and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. 

On Nov. 16, Frontier plans to kick off new nonstop flights from Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit to Cancun, along with new flights from Miami.  

The Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit routes will all include daily nonstop service to Cancun. 

A plunge-pool room at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort.

Miami-Santo Domingo service will be operating three times per week. 

On Dec. 17, Frontier Airline will be adding another new route: thrice-weekly nonstop service between Philadelphia and Santo Domingo. 

The pair of new routes to Santo Domingo signal the capital’s continued growth as a tourism destination, something Dominican Republic tourism officials have been pushing for several years as the country looks to grow arrivals beyond the traditional tourism hub of Punta Cana. That has been working, as the country is in the midst of a record-breaking year for tourism. 

The Casas del XVI resort in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo.

“We’re thrilled to expand our nonstop offerings across our network,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial at Frontier Airlines. “As we get closer to winter, now is the time to start planning those tropical getaways.”

The new routes are launching with starting fares as low as $79, according to the company, a welcome trrend for travelers who have been squeezed by sky-high flight prices on most major carriers to the Caribbean this summer.

Frontier also recently launched an all-you-can-fly pass that does include routes in its Caribbean network. 

For more, visit Frontier Airlines

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