Frontier Airlines, the low-airfare carrier that has significantly expanded its operation at Raleigh-Durham International Airport this year, announced Wednesday that it will begin flying to six new destinations from RDU this winter, including three in the Caribbean.
The new cities include three international destinations: Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The other three are domestic warm-weather cities — Fort Myers and West Palm Beach in Florida and Phoenix.
The schedules and frequency of the flights will be released in the next few weeks.
Altogether, Frontier has announced flights to 18 new destinations from RDU this year and will now serve 27 cities with nonstop service from the Triangle. Last week, the airline announced twice-a-week nonstop flights to San Diego.
Frontier will be the only airline to fly nonstop to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach from RDU, bringing the number of places served with nonstop service from RDU to 62.
Until this year, Frontier was a small player at RDU, accounting for just 2.3 percent of passengers in and out of the airport last year. When the new flights are in place, Frontier will fly to more nonstop destinations from RDU than any other airline (Delta is currently tops with 25).