Frontier Airlines Coming to Eastern Iowa Airport
Flights Begin May 17
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City regional travelers are now able to book additional non-stop flights on a new low-cost carrier coming to The Eastern Iowa Airport. Frontier Airlines announced that it is launching new year-round service from its Denver (DEN) hub to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID), beginning May 17.
Airport Director Tim Bradshaw, A.A.E., said the Frontier service to Denver initially will include four weekly flights and could lead to more flights.
“As the airline industry recovers from the economic turbulence of the last three years, which has resulted in mergers and reduced capacity at airports across the country, it is very good news to announce that The Eastern Iowa Airport has landed a new low-cost carrier,” Bradshaw said. “The new service will be a low-cost alternative for passengers traveling to Denver and western destinations such as Seattle, Los Angeles and San Diego and beyond.”
During the last three years, The Eastern Iowa Airport also regained Delta Airlines service to Atlanta (ATL) and Continental Airlines service to Houston (IAH) area.
With the addition of Frontier Airlines’ four weekly nonstop flights to Denver, Eastern Iowa Airport passengers will have 27 nonstop flights to Denver weekly.
Frontier flights are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Denver at 3:10 p.m., and arriving in Cedar Rapids at 5:59 p.m.; and departing Cedar Rapids at 6:35 p.m. and arriving in Denver at 7:43 p.m.
Service will be provided on 99-seat Embraer 190 aircraft. The aircraft features STRETCH seating with an additional five to seven inches of legroom on every flight. The Embraer aircraft additionally offer onboard Wi-Fi service from Gogo.
The announcement of the Frontier service brings the total number of airlines serving The Eastern Iowa Airport to six. Frontier joins American Eagle, Allegiant Air, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.
The Eastern Iowa Airport has service to 11 nonstop destinations: Atlanta (ATL); Chicago (ORD); Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW); Denver (DEN); Detroit (DTW); Houston ((IAH); Minneapolis (MSP); Las Vegas (LAS); Orlando-Sanford (SFB) Fla.; Tampa (TPA), Fla.; St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE), Fla.; and Phoenix-Mesa (AZA). There are more than 30 daily departures from Cedar Rapids, with connections to hundreds of destinations.