Frontier, a Denver-based airlines, is returning to Branson Airport in June.

Frontier Airlines announced the new air service during a press conference at the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

Frontier will offer nonstop flights to and from Denver International Airport.

There’s a catch: The expansion has caveats. All but two of the new routes are seasonal and most have just two or three flights a week.

In an effort to entice Branson area travelers to fly with the airline it offered an introductory fare as low as $29 each way if purchased by Monday, Feb. 12 at midnight. (Those of us who failed to get in on the low fare will be surprised at the low airfares offered by Frontier.) If you were one of the lucky ones to get a $29 ticket, you’ll have to wait ‘til June 13, when service begins here. Fares are one way and do not require roundtrip purchase.

“We are thrilled to help reduce the cost of flying to and from the Branson area and the Ozark region via the convenient Branson Airport,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President for Frontier Airlines. “We are proud to be the only airline to offer ultra-low fares to and from Denver. We look forward to serving the Branson community and introducing our unique brand of Low Fares Done Right.”

The announcement was made with a lot of fanfare last week.

“Having Frontier Airlines provides visitors the ability to conveniently and affordably get to Branson from Denver and beyond,” said Jeff Seifried, President of the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB. “We appreciate Frontier Airlines’ confidence in the broad appeal of the Branson tourism market.”

“The entire Airport Team is thrilled to welcome Frontier Airlines and their Ultra-Low Fares Done Right service to our community,” said Jeff Bourk, Branson Airport executive director.

Discount Den fares are only available at FlyFrontier.com to members of Discount Den.

Other cities getting new Frontier service are Birmingham, Ala.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Savannah, Ga. Service from those airports will be phased in between April 11 and June 13.

This service into Branson is a plus for the region’s economy. It is a great signal that Branson is a national destination with service from Branson to Denver, where the airlines links to other cities.

Welcome to the Ozarks, Frontier!

FRONTIER

Frontier Airlines is an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Denver, Colo. It is the eighth largest commercial airline in the U.S. Frontier operates flights to 70 destinations throughout the United States and five international destinations.

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