Frontier is launching 18 new routes to Florida and beyond with a special focus on rival Spirit's home airport of Fort Lauderdale — see the full list

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  • Frontier Airlines is expanding its network with 18 new routes across the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

  • The airline will start service in two new cities, including Fort Lauderdale and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

  • Frontier is focused on Fort Lauderdale where it will face rival Spirit Airlines, the airport's biggest operator.

Frontier Airlines is fueling the competition in Fort Lauderdale as it goes head-to-head with its low-cost rival Spirit Airlines.

Frontier announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its network with 18 new routes across the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean, with fares starting at $19 one-way. The airline is expanding service in Cancun, Mexico, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and adding two new cities to its route map, including Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The company's main focus is on Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is an all-new destination. According to the carrier, it will launch 12 new routes out of the city come mid-February, applying pressure on Spirit's home turf.

According to statistics from the airport, Spirit Airlines has the greatest market share at Fort Lauderdale, having transported over 750,000 passengers in October, up 13.7% from 2019.

However, Frontier is making moves to shake things up and add low-cost competition to the market. According to the carrier, it will compete with Spirit on three routes out of Fort Lauderdale, including Atlanta, Orlando, and Philadelphia.

Frontier's senior vice president of commercial, Daniel Shurz explained in a press release that the new routes will "complement" its already booming network across Mexico, the Caribbean, and South Florida.

"We're excited to announce 18 nonstop routes today and two new destinations; Aguadilla and Fort Lauderdale," Shurz said. "We look forward to welcoming travelers onboard to these popular vacation destinations this winter, and beyond."

Here is a closer look at Frontier's 18 new routes.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Frontier will fly daily between Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta beginning February 17. The route will see competition from Spirit, JetBlue, Delta, American, and Southwest. One-way introductory fares start at $29.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Buffalo, New York

State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York.State University of New York at Buffalo

Frontier will fly daily between Fort Lauderdale and Buffalo beginning February 17. Southwest and JetBlue will be the route's competitors. One-way introductory fares start at $49.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Islip, New York

Islip, New York.
Islip, New York.WoodysPhotos/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly daily between Fort Lauderdale and Islip beginning February 17. Southwest will be the airline's sole competitor. One-way introductory fares start at $39.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida

City skyline and Lake Eola at Orlando in Florida
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Frontier will fly the short hop between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando daily beginning February 17. The airline will compete with Southwest, Spirit, and Silver on the route. One-way introductory fares start at $19.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Taylor Rains/Insider

Frontier will fly daily between Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia beginning February 17. American, Spirit, and JetBlue with be the airline's competitors. One-way introductory fares start at $39.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island.Shobeir Ansari/Getty Images

Frontier will fly daily between Fort Lauderdale and Providence beginning February 17. JetBlue will be the sole competitor. One-way introductory fares start at $59.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Stewart, New York

Sunset over Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Frontier will fly thrice-weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Stewart beginning February 17. The airline will be the route's only operator. One-way introductory fares start at $59.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton, New Jersey.
Trenton, New Jersey.FotosForTheFuture/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly daily between Fort Lauderdale and Trenton beginning February 17. The airline will face no competition. One-way introductory fares start at $49.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Albany, New York

Albany, New York.
Albany, New York.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly thrice-weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Albany beginning February 18. The airline will compete with JetBlue. One-way introductory fares start at $49.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Rochester, New York

Rochester
Rochester, New York.Roland Shainidze Photogaphy/Getty Images

Frontier will fly thrice-weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Rochester beginning February 18. The airline will face no competition on the route. One-way introductory fares start at $49.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Green Bay, Wisconsin.Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly once weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Green Bay beginning February 19. The airline will be the route's sole operator. One-way introductory fares start at $49.

Between Fort Lauderdale and Portland, Maine

Maine lobster boat
Portland, Maine.Kathryn Donohew/Getty Images

Frontier will fly once weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Portland beginning February 19. The airline will face no competition. One-way introductory fares start at $49.

Between Cancun and Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut.
Hartford, Connecticut.Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly thrice-weekly between Cancun and Hartford beginning February 17. The airline will compete with JetBlue on the route. One-way introductory fares to Cancun start at $99.

Between Cancun and Buffalo, New York

Aerial view of Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico.Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP via Getty Images

Frontier will fly thrice-weekly between Cancun and Buffalo beginning February 18. The airline will face no competition. One-way introductory fares to Cancun start at $99.

Between Cancun and Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence, Rhode Island.Allan Wood Photography/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly once weekly between Cancun and Providence beginning February 19. The airline will be the only operator. One-way introductory fares to Cancun start at $99.

Between San Juan and Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Skyline at the sunset
Boston, Massachusetts.Chiara Salvadori/Getty Images

Frontier will fly four-times-weekly between San Juan and Boston beginning February 17. The airline will compete with Spirit and JetBlue on the route. One-way introductory fares to Cancun start at $79.

Between San Juan and Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut.
Hartford, Connecticut.f11photo/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly thrice-weekly between San Juan and Hartford beginning February 18. The airline will face competition from JetBlue. One-way introductory fares to Cancun start at $79.

Between Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and Orlando, Florida

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.Kristina_M/Shutterstock

Frontier will fly thrice-weekly between San Juan and Orlando beginning March 24. The airline will compete with Spirit and JetBlue. One-way introductory fares to Cancun start at $59.

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