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Times Union: Frontier will offer direct flights from Albany to Miami

(August 3, 2021) - Frontier Airlines is adding direct flights from Albany International Airport to Miami starting November 4.

The twice-weekly non-stop flights will leave Albany on Sunday and Thursday evenings. They will return from Miami to Albany on Sunday and Thursday afternoons.

Tuesday’s announcement is the latest news from the Denver-based low-cost airline regarding its New York service.

In July, Frontier said it was starting flights from Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, Orange County, to Orlando, Miami and Tampa, Fla.

Round-trip fares between Albany and Miami will be as low as $98.

 “Today’s announcement by Frontier that they are adding year-round service to Miami is yet another indication that Albany International Airport is ‘Going Places’ ”  Philip Calderone, CEO of the Albany County Airport Authority, said of the news.

“We are proud to continue partnering with Frontier to grow their offerings here in the Capital Region, and are confident that this route will be extremely popular with local leisure and business travelers.” 

“We’re thrilled to continue Frontier’s remarkable growth streak with the announcement of new service from Albany to Miami beginning in November,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President of Commercial, Frontier Airlines.

Frontier Airlines currently provides nonstop service between Albany and Orlando, as well as Denver.

Frontier’s service from Stewart to Orlando will start in October, with flights to Tampa and Miami beginning in November.

The airline’s Albany to Orlando and Tampa flights started less than a year ago.

Frontier has also added new international routes from major U.S. cities to the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Cancun, Mexico and Liberia.

Airline officials said business is up over 2020 when people were locked down by the COVID-19 pandemic and skipping lengthy travel vacations.