St Maarten is set for a boost this summer with the addition of two new nonstop routes on Frontier Airlines, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The low-cost carrier will kick off new nonstop routes from both Miami and Orlando to St Maarten beginning in July.
On July 10, Frontier will start weekly Saturday service from both Orlando and Miami, Caribbean Journal confirmed.
“Frontier has risen to become one of our busiest airlines in terms of seat capacity, and we appreciate their commitment to not only maintaining Miami service throughout the pandemic but continuing to expand their route network here,” said Lester Sola, director and CEO of Miami International Airport.
The new Miami route is part of a continued Caribbean expansion for Frontier at Miami International Airport, where the company also announced the launch of new service to Nassau.
And it’s sign of Frontier’s growing strength in the wider Caribbean, with the low-cost carrier continuing to expand its presence in the region amid the pandemic.
“Frontier now offers 34 nonstop MIA routes this summer,” said Josh Flyr, vice president of network and operational design. “With this level of service, Miami residents now have unprecedented access to affordable flights to take them to world-class destinations.”
Orlando, too, is seeing a wave of new airlift to the Caribbean, buoyed by expansions from carriers like Frontier and Spirit Airlines, among others.
The new flights come as St Maarten will welcome another new route this summer; in June, American Airlines will be launching new flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to St Maarten.
St Maarten has been open for tourism since last summer.
New Routes via Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM):
SERVICE TO/FROM SERVICE START SERVICE FREQUENCY Miami (MIA) July 10, 2021, 1x Weekly Orlando (MCO) July 10, 2021, 1x Weekly