Frontier Airlines, which just last month announced six new non stop routes out of San Antonio International, including the city's first ever non stop to the tech hub of San Jose, today announced two more non stops, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Frontier says it will operate non stop flights to Ontario International Airport in San Bernardino California, east of Los Angeles, and to Washington Dulles Airport.
That brings to 13 markets served by Frontier out of San Antonio."These new direct flights represent our community's collective efforts to enhance our connectivity with other markets," said Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, President & CEO of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. “They will improve our ease of doing business and stoke the momentum that the San Antonio economy is feeling right now.”
The new flights are part of an effort to ease the city's image as 'hard to get to.' Computer company founder Brad Parscale last month moved a large segment of his company to Florida for the simple reason that San Antonio doesn't have enough non stop flights to serve his clients.
In 2008 AT&T CEO Randall Stevenson cited a lack of non stop flights for his decision to move his company's global headquarters out of San Antonio.
Tickets will go on sale immediately for flights to Washington, D.C. and Ontario. Service to and from IAD will begin Oct. 8 while ONT flights start on Oct. 13. Both will be served year-round on a four times weekly basis.