Frontier & Eastern Airlines Announce Major Expansions From Miami

Frontier Airlines and Eastern Airlines have announced a significant increase in new flights from Miami International Airport.

Frontier will now serve a total of 27 cities from MIA – the most ever for the airline, and the first time they will fly internationally from the airport. A total of 25 weekly flights are being added by Frontier.

Eastern, which has expanded rapidly in the past year at MIA, will now operate scheduled service to 8 cities.

Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines, said in a statement that “Frontier’s growth in Miami has been remarkable.”

Frontier’s new routes from Miami include Cancun, Mexico; Guatemala City, Guatemala; San Salvador, El Salvador; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Ontario, and Orlando.

Eastern’s new routes include Miami to Philadelphia; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Georgetown, Guyana, and Asunción, Paraguay.

Most of Eastern’s new routes are already operating, while Frontier’s international flights will begin in April 2021.

Eastern says it is the first scheduled airline to be certified in the US since 2007. All flights are operated by widebody Boeing 767s with twin aisles, and interiors are being refurbished with new leather seats and lighting.

 

(photo: eastern airlines)

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Anonymous
4 months ago

We’re gonna need a bigger airport once covid is over lol

iFlyMIA
4 months ago

Pre-COVID, we already needed a bigger airport.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hopefully the “segmented”/flexible renovation plan (especially with the Central Terminal) will get MIA up to speed ASAP. Too bad more work couldn’t have been done during lower passenger volumes. Crisis can create opportunity if you seize the moment.

Azarius
4 months ago

Trip to South America is getting cheaper!

POLO
4 months ago

I think Frontier is reacting to Southwest entry into the MIA market. By the way, Southwest is doing very well and adding more flighs out of MIA.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Frontier shouldn’t charge for a carry on items

Anonymous
4 months ago

Buy a ticket on an airline that doesn’t.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is very good news. AA needs competition. Most of Caribbean, Central American, South American and Mexico destinations are closer to Miami than major U.S. cities. === GO MIAMI

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami winning!

Anonymous
4 months ago

LOL, more dumps but gold mines for suitcase shrink wrap services. Shame how the once-great moniker of Eastern Airlines has been dragged in the mud.

Anonymous
4 months ago

La

KOOL8
4 months ago

MIA, it has grown so much. I Remember it’s white concrete & tile hallways & gates in the 70’s and early 80’s, then came the Big make over & expansion a la Miami Vice deco, with the famous electric stair with the mirrors on all sides, and the smell of Cuban Coffee and Empanadas from la carreta once you pass U.S. Customs. Then came allot of other expansions here & there.
I Remember flying Eastern Airlines Curaçao – Miami. Also MIA – BOS. & MIA – ORL, Frequent trips. MIA, & The City of Miami, I love you and I miss you a lot, I think about my S. Florida days everyday, just wish I never left.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Watch the leather man…

Marc
4 months ago

Finally, some much needed competition on MIA-PHL

Anonymous
4 months ago

Frontier already flies it.

Also, Eastern is only flying it twice a week.

D.T.
2 months ago

I wonder – with the Central / South American routes – if the “New” Eastern is going to supplement its revenue stream running drugs the same way as the “Old” Eastern did back in the late 80’s. 🤔 At least Frank Borman is NOT running Eastern this time (into the ground).