Frontier Airlines will begin new service between its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub and Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Alberta, Canada. Frontier is the first American low cost carrier to serve the Canadian air travel market.
Frontier’s first flight will depart from gate 52 in Denver at 8:15 a.m., arriving in Calgary at 10:45 a.m. Two Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers will welcome passengers, including Denver’s Canadian Consul General, Michael Fine, on board the first flight.
The two daily non-stops between Denver and Calgary will utilize Frontier’s JetExpress service operated by Horizon Air, featuring the 70-passenger CR7 aircraft. Travelers will enjoy convenient connections to 38 Frontier cities throughout the U.S. including Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Orlando and Washington D.C., as well five Mexican resorts including Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Cozumel.
Calgary is Frontier’s second international destination, after Mexico. Frontier began service to its first international destination, Cancun, Mexico, in December 2002.
“Calgary has so much in common with Denver, our hometown, that it’s a natural first destination in Canada for us,” said Jeff Potter, president and CEO of Frontier. “Calgary and Denver both are vibrant business centers with strong ties in the energy industry, and both are proud of their Western roots and Rocky Mountain settings. We’re proud to link them with low fares and great service, and delighted to be the first American low cost carrier offering convenient flights to and from Canada.”
“Calgary is not only Canada’s ‘Heart of the West.’ It’s the energy capital of our nation and a prime corporate headquarters city, but one that has been underserved for affordable and accessible flights to the U.S.,” said Canadian Consul General Fine. “Frontier’s direct service to Calgary will help strengthen an important trade relationship by providing competitive travel options and convenience.”