TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Frontier Airlines is coming to Tyler as a new commercial air service and air carrier at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
Officials with the airport and City of Tyler made the announcement Tuesday at 10 a.m.
“We are extremely pleased of the announcement from Frontier Airlines to add air service to and from Tyler Pounds Regional,” said Davis Dickson, Airport Manager of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. “It will be superb for our region to have direct service to Denver and access to so many other Frontier destinations. It’s very exciting to know that the cities Frontier serves are among the top five airport destinations from Tyler. This new service will be a huge benefit for all of East Texas.”
Frontier will offer non-stop service from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport to Denver International Airport beginning in July. Frontier is offering a special introductory one-way fare of $39 which the company says is available now on flyfrontier.com.
Following is a summary of the new service:
Routes and Frequency:
TYLER (TYR) to/from DENVER (DEN)
Depart DEN: 12:53 p.m. Arrive TYR: 4:00 p.m.
Depart TYR: 4:50 p.m. Arrive DEN: 6:19 p.m.
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Aircraft: Airbus A320 - Service Start: July 2, 2019
Seasonal - Frequency and times are subject to change, so please check FlyFrontier.com for the most updated schedule.
Frontier Airlines also allows children 14 and younger to fly free when traveling with an adult through the airline’s Discount Den travel club on qualifying flights. They say their goal is to remove obstacles for families who want to travel together “for a sunny vacation or a visit to grandma’s house.”
American Eagle has been the only carrier providing commercial passenger service to Tyler since United Express ended scheduled flights in 2016, due to a shortage of flight crews and fewer passengers from instability in the oil industry.
The city has spent the last few years working to attract a new airline amid a slide in enplanement numbers. In 2014, Tyler Pounds Regional Airport saw nearly 87 thousand enplanements, though that number dropped to 50 thousand in 2017, according to the FAA.
KLTV’s Brionna Rivers was at the event and provided updates below.