MIA, Already Near Record-Breaking Traffic, Gets 9 New Frontier Routes

Miami International Airport which already looked poised to break records this winter, is getting another 9 new routes.

The new routes from Frontier Airlines were announced just days after the airport reported passenger traffic was nearing an all-time high.

According to statistics released by the airport on Friday, a total of 3,501,381 passengers passed through MIA in June 2021.

Those numbers equal 92% of the 3,789,880 passengers recorded in June 2019, a record-breaking year for the airport.

More recently, traffic has reached about 97% of 2019 levels.

The airport is set for dozens of new daily flights this fall by airlines including Spirit, Frontier, American, and Finnair.

Today alone, Frontier announced the following new routes from MIA:

  • Albany, New York: Service begins Nov. 4; two weekly flights
  • Memphis: Service begins Nov. 1; Saturdays only
  • Norfolk, Virginia: Service begins Nov. 2; three weekly flights
  • Portland, Maine: Service begins Nov. 1; three weekly flights
  • Rochester, New York: Service begins Nov. 4; two weekly flights
  • St. Louis: Service begins Nov. 1; three weekly flights
  • Syracuse, New York: Service begins Nov. 1; two weekly flights
  • Aruba: Service begins Nov. 20; two weekly flights
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos: Service begins Dec. 18; Saturdays only

All of the new Frontier routes are already served by American Airlines from MIA, including Albany and Syracuse which AA is starting in November.

It is the first time ever that Frontier has flown to Aruba.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

The fiasco with Spirit Sunday and Monday should be a warning and reminder to all travelers that fly Frontier that your fate may be worse. Spirit at least has daily frequencies to most of their routes! Imagine Spirit canceling your flight from Turks and Caicos and you get bumped to the next flight that comes — checks notes — NEXT WEEK!

Anonymous
1 month ago

This exact scenario happened to me flying out of LaGuardia to return to Miami. Frontier was unable to rebook anyone for 3 days, all passengers had to book expensive one way flights on other airlines. (Xmas week: very costly) No help at all from Frontier

Anonymous
1 month ago

I had a similar scenario happen with Spirit for a connector flight. I stopped the credit card charge for the Spirit ticket after I had to buy a more expensive Delta ticket to get to my destination within the next 3 days—Spirit didn’t answer the charge dispute and got nothing, but I still ended up paying more and wasting around an extra 24 hours. Never again.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What do you expect from a flight out of LGA?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Customers come back for low fares though.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone see the video of the frontier flight attendants duct taping a drunk and violent passenger to his seat. LOL hilarious.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Except for long route international flights, all carriers have turned to a race to the bottom. The Jerry Springer live is seen on all carriers these days flying domestic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, he has a right to get drunk and violent just like I have the right to not wear a mask while flying on a passenger jet!

lol…

POLO
1 month ago

Amazing how MIA traffic has recovered, and that with the bulk of the international traffic not back yet, which was about half the MIA traffic pre pandemic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will take a loooooong time before international traffic reaches pre pandemic levels.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No it won’t. It’s already recovering very nicely.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now can MIA get rebuilt or renovated soon cause it’s embarrassing compared to other INTL hubs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Any rebuild is going to be a half-assed embarrassment. At least the Central Terminal was considered state of the art in 1959.

Anonymous
1 month ago

ratchets go home

Anonymous
1 month ago

And where we gonna find all these workers for all these new routes since the federal government keeps handing out free money like its candy simultaneously debasing our currency, disrupting the supply chain cause people won’t work. Rather stay home and collect checks. SMH. The debacle of Spirit was a combination of bad weather and being severely understaffed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yesterday’s premature news takes away from the excitement of it.