Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:51 AM by KOMU 8 News Staff
Updated: Aug 16, 2012 6:47 PM
COLUMBIA - Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it will run non-stop air service between Columbia and Orlando, Fl. beginning November 20. The flights will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. The service is the first for the airline from the Columbia airport. It will join Delta Airlines, which now offers non-stop service to Memphis and Atlanta from Columbia.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid planned a news conference for 11 a.m. Thursday to discuss the service.
The full text of the news release is below.
"Frontier Airlines today announced two new nonstop destinations from Orlando, Fla. (MCO), bringing the carrier's nonstop destinations served from Orlando to 13. Nonstop flights to both Columbia, Mo. (COU) and Shenandoah Valley, Va. (SHD) begin Nov. 20, 2012. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering introductory fares as low as $79 each way for Columbia flights and $69 each way for flights from Shenandoah Valley, both available for purchase through Aug. 25, 2012 only at FrontierAirlines.com.
"With the addition of these two new destinations from Orlando, Frontier is now serving a record 13 nonstop destinations from convenient Orlando International Airport, which is closer to everyone's favorite Orlando-area destinations" said Daniel Shurz, Frontier's senior vice president, commercial. "This expansion continues our efforts to bring Frontier's low-fare service to communities with expensive or non-existent access to the fun and sun of Orlando and central Florida."
Orlando-Columbia (beginning Nov. 20, 2012)
Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
MCO-COU 1:50 p.m. 3:35 p.m. Tues A319
COU-MCO 4:15 p.m. 7:35 p.m. Tues A319
MCO-COU 8:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Sat A319
COU-MCO 10:25 a.m. 1:45 p.m. Sat A319
The new service will operate on 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft - featuring 30 channels of DIRECTV service available at every seat. Additionally, these flights will offer five rows of comfortable STRETCH seating with an additional five to seven inches of legroom, and the airline's SELECT seating product. The airline's website, FrontierAirlines.com, offers its guaranteed lowest fares and is the only place STRETCH and SELECT seating are available at the time of booking."