According to a press release from Philadelphia International Airport, travelers will be able to fly from Philly to Denver, Colorado on a nonstop flight beginning March 17th, 2016. The service is being provided by Frontier Airlines, which will operate two flights (via Airbus A320 planes) per day from PHL to its hub at Denver International Airport (DEN).
Frontier currently flies from Philly to 10 different destinations: Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Cancun, Miami, Houston, Minneapolis, Tampa, Orlando, and Punta Cana. Service to Fort Myers and Montego will begin later this month and March’s service to Denver will bring the total to 13 destinations.
In the press release, PHL CEO Mark Gale says, “This is wonderful news for travelers in the Philadelphia region and beyond. Frontier has been expanding rapidly at PHL since December 2014, and they are providing our patrons with additional low-fare options to some of the most popular destinations we serve.”
Once Frontier begins the service, it will join Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines as carriers who offer nonstop flights to the Colorado capital.
Frontier was just recently named the fifth most profitable airline in the U.S., and seventh most profitable in the world. While other worldwide airlines logged an average operating margin of 8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, Frontier logged 15 percent.