Press Release Article


Date: Aug 27, 2019
Press Release Number: 136-2019

Addition of Frontier will provide Newark Liberty’s customers with increased travel options, with more than 35 airline carriers serving more than 160 nonstop destinations from the airport

Frontier will be the first carrier at Newark Liberty to serve Ontario (CA) International Airport, a gateway to the Los Angeles area

The Port Authority announced today the addition of low-cost airline Frontier Airlines to the list of more than 35 airline carriers now serving Newark Liberty International Airport. Frontier Airlines will offer new low-cost service with 15 nonstop routes and provides the airport’s growing customer base with more options when traveling for business or pleasure. The carrier will be the first at Newark Liberty to provide service to Ontario (CA) International Airport, a gateway to the Los Angeles area.

“Newark Liberty is seeing extremely strong growth, and the introduction of a new airline carrier supports this demand while making the airport more competitive,” said Port Authority Aviation Director Huntley Lawrence. “This new service is part of our commitment to offer the traveling public greater connectivity to more destinations from Newark and our other major airports.”

In the last three years, (January through June 2017-2019), Newark Liberty has reported more than 9 percent growth, with nearly 23 million passengers handled in the first six months of 2019.

To accommodate that growth at Newark Liberty, and to improve the customer experience, the Port Authority is in the midst of the largest design-build project in New Jersey’s history – the $2.7 billion Terminal One Redevelopment Program. The project will replace the existing Terminal A, featuring cutting-edge digital technology and superior dining and retail options in about one million square feet of space, about 20 percent larger than Terminal A. It also will accommodate an estimated 13.6 million passengers annually on three levels. The new terminal will have 33 common-use gates – five more than at Terminal A -- to handle larger aircraft and modernized check-in, security and baggage claim areas.

In addition to the Terminal One Program, the agency’s proposed amendments to its 2017-2026 Capital Plan include two additional projects at Newark Liberty – a $2 billion new AirTrain system and funds to begin preliminary planning on a replacement for Terminal B.

“We’re excited to make flying more affordable for the Garden State with 15 new routes from Newark,” Barry Biffle, President and CEO of Frontier Airlines said. “With fares as low as $15, we hope we inspire more people to fly and are delighted to meet that demand with our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ promise. This includes a focus on serving families as well as the environment with a more sustainable approach to flying.”

Using the slogan “low fares are growing in the Garden State,” Frontier Airlines will offer routes from Newark Liberty to Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Miami; Phoenix Raleigh, N.C., and San Juan. In addition, Frontier will offer the only nonstop, cross-country option to Ontario, Calif., opening an affordable, convenient option for travel to the Los Angeles area. Pending federal approval, the airline plans on offering service to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in the first quarter of 2020.

New routes from EWR beginning Nov. 14, 2019:

McCarran International Airport (LAS)Daily$15*Tuesday, Wednesday
Orlando International Airport (MCO)Twice Daily$15*Tuesday, Wednesday
Miami International Airport (MIA)Daily$15*Tuesday, Wednesday
San Juan Airport (SJU)**Daily$29*Tuesday, Wednesday

New routes from EWR beginning Dec. 10, 2019:

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)Daily$15*Tuesday, Wednesday
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)Daily$15*Tuesday, Wednesday
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)Daily$15*Tuesday, Wednesday

Service to Palm Beach is seasonal, frequency and times are subject to change, so please check for the most updated schedule.

New routes from EWR beginning March and April 2020 with tickets going on sale at a later date:

Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)**
Cancun International Airport (CUN)**
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

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