Jan 23, 2024 - Travel

Frontier adds CLT direct flights starting at $19

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A Frontier Airlines plane. Photo: Daniel Brenner/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Frontier Airlines is adding seven direct flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport this spring starting at $19 roundtrip, the low-cost airliner announced Tuesday morning.

Details: The flight routes, start dates and starting prices include...

  • Charlotte to New York LaGuardia (LGA) — April 10/$19.
  • Charlotte to Baltimore (BWI) — April 10/$19.
  • Charlotte to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) — April 11/$19.
  • Charlotte to Chicago (ORD) — April 11/$19.
  • Charlotte to Houston Bush (IAH) — April 21/$19.
  • Charlotte to Buffalo (BUF) — May 17/$19.
  • Charlotte to San Juan (SJU) — June 1/$69.

Why it matters: Charlotte-Douglas is notorious for its expensive flights because American Airlines operates as a near-monopoly here.

  • Adding multiple low-cost flights could help drive down prices across the board, as the Charlotte Ledger reported.

Yes, but: Discount airlines like Frontier charge extra for a range of flight options, including carry-on bags.

Of note: American Airlines accounts for 90% of Charlotte's daily flights, per an American Airlines spokesperson. Charlotte is the airline's second-largest hub behind Dallas.

  • With these new destinations, Frontier will become CLT's No. 2 carrier, ahead of Southwest and Delta, according to the Ledger.

Read about more direct flights out of CLT

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Frontier is CLT's No. 2 airline ahead of Southwest and Delta, not behind.

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