BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Sept. 28, 2021 – Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today announces new nonstop flights from Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) beginning this December. To celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering introductory fares starting at $49*.


“We’re excited to announce new nonstop flights between Bloomington and Tampa beginning this winter,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “We continue to look for new travel opportunities for Central Illinois residents, and with its sunny year-round weather and endless activities, Tampa is a highly sought-after warm weather destination as the temperatures turn colder in the north. We look forward to the launch of this new service and greatly appreciate the continued support from the community and our Bloomington airport partner.”

“Central Illinois travelers love to visit Florida and we welcome this new, nonstop service to Tampa International Airport (TPA) on Frontier.”, said Alan Sender, Chairman of the Bloomington Normal Airport Authority. “With the Tampa service starting on December 17, families and friends looking for winter break getaways, golfers, and sunseekers can take advantage of the low fares done right on Frontier to sunny Tampa Bay.”

New Route from Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI):

Tampa (TPA) Dec. 17, 2021 2x Weekly $49* Monday, Friday


Frequency and times are subject to change, so please check for the most updated schedule.


Frontier is focused on more than low fares. The carrier offers customers the ability to customize travel to their needs and budget. For example, customers can purchase options a la carte or in one low-priced bundle called the WORKS. This bundle includes refundability, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, the best available seat, waived change fees, and priority boarding.


The airline’s frequent flyer program, FRONTIER Miles, lets members enjoy many benefits as well as the ability to attain Elite status. Like the airline, FRONTIER Miles is family friendly and the program makes it easy for families to enjoy the rewards together, including family pooling of miles. FRONTIER Miles is aptly named because you earn one mile for every mile flown – no funny formulas at Frontier. Whether customers travel a little or a lot, they will find FRONTIER Miles rewarding.


The health and safety of customers and team members is Frontier’s number one priority. With that in mind, Frontier introduced sweeping health and safety enhancements in 2020 that touch every step of a customer’s travel journey with the airline.


Frontier and federal law require that all customers and crew members wear a face covering throughout their travel journey. Plus, anyone flying with Frontier must accept a health acknowledgement during the check-in process.


During flight, main cabin air is a mix of fresh air drawn from outside and air that has been passed through an air filtration system that features HEPA filters capable of capturing respiratory virus particles at more than 99.9% efficiency – similar to those used in hospital environments. Frontier’s modern all-Airbus fleet is among the youngest in the world, with an average age of approximately four years.


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*About the Promo Fare Offer:

Fares must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 3, 2021. Fares are valid for travel on select days effective Dec. 17, 2021 through Feb. 16, 2022. The following blackout dates apply: Dec. 22, 2021– Jan. 4, 2022. Round-trip purchase is not required.


Discount Den fares are only available at to Discount Den members. Join Discount Den here! Fare(s) shown include all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, and are subject to change without notice until purchased. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable.


All reservations are non-refundable, except that refunds are allowed for reservations made seven days (168 hours) or more prior to departure and provided that a refund request is made within 24 hours of initial reservation.


Changes or cancellations made to itineraries after the 24 hours will be subject to change fees, and any fare differential. Learn more about our change policy. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for special fare tickets. Flight segments must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the tickets and all amounts paid will be forfeited.


Additional travel services, such as baggage and advance seat assignments are available for purchase separately at an additional charge. For a complete list of rules and regulations please refer to Frontier Airlines’ Contract of Carriage and Terms and Conditions.

About Frontier Airlines:

Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 100 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 43 percent fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines’ 2019 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline. Frontier is also committed to families enabling children 14 years and younger to fly free through the airline’s Discount Den travel club on qualifying flights. With approximately 140 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.



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  • 3201 CIRA Drive, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • +1 (309) 663-7383
  • Airport Code: BMI

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