Frontier Airlines Service Returns to Memphis

October 9, 2013

Frontier Airlines Service Returns to Memphis

Non-Stop Flights to Denver Begin March 2014

MEMPHIS, TN (October 9, 2013) – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority and Frontier Airlines announced today announced that the Denver-based airlines will once again provide air service to the Memphis International Airport beginning March 2014.
“Today’s exciting announcement from Frontier Airlines is the beginning of a new era of affordable airfare choices for our passengers,” said Jack Sammons, Chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. “I am confident Frontier’s direct service to Denver will be warmly embraced by passengers in our region.”
Frontier’s service in Memphis will feature four weekly nonstop flights to Denver, and opens up connections to 12 different western cities, including San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Phoenix, San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Portland.
“We are excited to offer nonstop service to the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” said Greg Aretakis, Frontier’s vice president, network and revenue management. “We’re confident that travelers will love our friendly, low-fare service to Memphis, and we look forward to welcoming Memphis-area travelers as they fly to our home state of Colorado, or connect onward to popular destinations in the west.”
To celebrate the return of Frontier service to Memphis, the airline is promoting fares as low as $69 each for travel booked on www.flyfrontier.com through Sunday, October 12.


Denver-Memphis (beginning March 7, 2014)

Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-MEM 10:35 a.m. 1:40 p.m. Tues/Fri A319
MEM-DEN 2:20 p.m. 3:50 p.m. Tues/Fri A319
DEN-MEM 2:55 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Thurs/Sun A319
MEM-DEN 6:50 p.m. 8:20 p.m. Thurs/Sun A319


Construction Causes Lane Closures Near Airport

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Sept 30, 2013-City of Memphis construction began in early September to replace the Nonconnah bridge on Airways Blvd. This construction, which is expected to take about 17 months, will require lane closures on Airways Blvd. between I-240 and Democrat. There will be one open lane in each direction throughout this construction. Please use caution when driving in this area.

Airline Adds Daily Non-stop Service to Houston and Tampa on November 3, Establishing Five Southwest Destinations from Memphis International

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, May 7, 2013 — Memphis International Airport today announced that Southwest Airlines will officially enter the Memphis International Airport with its Southwest brand on November 3, 2013. In addition to officially entering the market with the Southwest name, Southwest also announced it will be adding two new daily non-stop service destinations from Memphis — Houston Hobby and Tampa. Those flights begin on November 3 as well. These two flights under the Southwest brand will be joined by the change of brand and aircraft of the flights to Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway and Orlando that begin on August 11 from AirTran to Southwest. The new service is available for booking immediately.

"We are very happy about welcoming Southwest Airlines into Memphis International Airport. November 3 will be a great day for all Memphians and the mid-South when that first Southwest Airlines plane touches down at our airport," said Larry Cox, President and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. "Today's announcement reinforces the messages given to Memphians earlier this year when the AirTran Airways flights to BWI, Chicago and Orlando flights were announced."

"We are excited that Southwest Airlines has decided not only to bring their brand name into Memphis International, but to expand the number of destinations they will serve from Memphis. As I said in February when the August flight additions were announced, this news is a home run for travelers in our region hungry for affordable flight options," added Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Chairman Jack Sammons. "While we celebrate the arrival of this premier aviation brand name to Memphis, we must all also remember that the long-term commitment to Memphis is dependent upon how well these initial flights perform. I have said this many times to many groups across our community over the last few months — Southwest executives remarked to me earlier this year that 'The more flights we take, the more we get.' This is just the beginning of a great new future for Memphis International as your Airport Authority is laser focused on making MEM the airport of choice for the traveling public from throughout the region."

A copy of the Southwest Airlines news release in its entirety follows:


Southwest Announces New Service and $79 Fares For Memphis

Five NEW Nonstop Destinations

DALLAS — May 7, 2013 — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced new service beginning in November to Memphis with daily nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington, Houston (Hobby), Orlando, Chicago (Midway), and Tampa Bay. With Southwest’s flight schedule, Memphis will see an increase from four to five nonstop destinations served and an increase from 77 to 80 total markets served (including one-stop).

Also on Nov. 3, 2013, Southwest will begin service to Pensacola and Richmond, completing the planned arrival by year’s end of Southwest's Low Fares and Legendary Customer Service in 89 domestic destinations, including all previously served by wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways.

To celebrate the new service, Southwest Airlines is launching a fare sale, offering nonstop flights starting as low as $79 one-way. These low fares are available for purchase on southwest.com today through Saturday, May 13, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

The new nonstop service offered on both carriers comes as Customers are able to purchase itineraries among the airlines' combined 97 destinations, including international airports, in one transaction.

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 3, Southwest Airlines will fly nonstop:

  • Two daily roundtrip flights between Memphis and Chicago Midway
  • One daily roundtrip flight between Memphis and Baltimore/Washington
  • One daily roundtrip flight between Memphis and Orlando
  • One daily roundtrip flight between Memphis and Houston
  • One daily roundtrip flight between Memphis and Tampa Bay

AirTran will begin service on August 11 between Memphis and Chicago (Midway), Baltimore/Washington, and Orlando. AirTran service will end Nov. 2 in both Memphis and Pensacola.

Fare Rules

Available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com. Purchase from May 6, 2013, through May 13, 2013, 11:59 pm. Travel August 11, 2013 through Dec 13, 2013.Blackout dates apply: Nov. 26, 2013 through Dec. 3, 2013. Flights operated by AirTran Airways until Nov. 2, 2013. Available on published, scheduled service only. Southwest Service to Memphis, TN begins on Nov. 3, 2013.

Southwest Service between Memphis, TN and Houston (Hobby) and Tampa, FL starts on Nov. 3, 2013. Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees. Seats are limited. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. Fares are not combinable with Senior Fares. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are not available through Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies to published, scheduled service only.