The funniest reactions to the Spirit and Frontier Airlines merger
The United States' two largest budget carriers are planning to merge into one mega-low-cost airline. Frontier and Spirit announced the $6.6 billion merger deal on Monday morning, which would instantly make the pair the 5th-largest airline in the country. Frontier and Spirit were already the second and third-most flown airlines into and out of the hub. At Orlando Weekly believe you get exactly what you pay for and complaining about a flight that costs less than a Five Guys meal is a bit silly. Nevertheless, good jokes are good jokes.photos.orlandoweekly.com
Frontier to acquire Spirit Airlines for $6.6 billion deal
There may be one less low-cost air carrier in the future. Frontier has signed a deal to buy Spirit Airlines in a cash and stock deal. >> Read more trending newsThe sale will create the nation’s fifth-largest carrier, The Associated Press reported. The sale will include $2.9 billion in cash and the remaining $3.7 billion will come in stocks. Check back for more on this developing story.wftv.com
Frontier Airlines buying Spirit in $3B low-cost carrier deal
Frontier is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation's fifth largest carrier. Frontier Group Holdings Inc. and Spirit Airlines Inc. also anticipate $1 billion in annual consumer savings and are looking to expand their services with more than 350 aircraft on order. “This transaction is centered around creating an aggressive ultra-low fare competitor to serve our guests even better, expand career opportunities for our team members and increase competitive pressure, resulting in more consumer-friendly fares for the flying public," Spirit CEO Ted Christie said in a prepared statement.news.yahoo.com
Dozens of flights canceled at Orlando International Airport due to huge winter storm
ORLANDO, Fla. — If you have a flight scheduled on Thursday, you should keep checking its status. More than 100 flights were canceled due to a huge winter storm stretching from Texas to Maine. As of 5 a.m., 109 flights were canceled at Orlando International Airport. Channel 9 is monitoring the flight board at Orlando International Airport. READ: Body of trapped worker recovered at Lake County construction siteWe’ll keep you updated with the latest flight cancellations on Channel 9.wftv.com
Frontier Airlines launching 17 new nonstop flights from Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. — Travelers will have 17 new flight routes to choose from Orlando International Airport starting this fall. Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced 17 new nonstop routes, including eight international routes. READ: Simone Biles pulls out of women’s gymnastics team final, US takes silverThe destinations include: Antigua & Barbuda; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Liberia, Costa Rica; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, The Bahamas; San Salvador, El Salvador; and Turks & Caicos. The airline now offers 80 nonstop destinations from Orlando and employs nearly 1,000 MCO-based team members. READ: Coronavirus: CDC to recommend masks be worn in schools regardless of vaccination status, reports sayTo celebrate the new service, Frontier is offering introductory fares starting at $25.wftv.com
Frontier Airlines raises $570 million in IPO, starts trading today
Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 takes off from Los Angeles international Airport on August 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Frontier Airlines' parent company said it raised $570 million in an initial public offering, the latest U.S. carrier to take that route as the industry starts to see signs of a recovery from the Covid pandemic. Frontier starts trading Thursday under the ticker ULCC, the initials of ultra-low-cost carrier, on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Frontier filed to go public last month after dropping plans over the summer as the industry was struggling through the pandemic. Another budget carrier, Sun Country Airlines, went public last month.cnbc.com
Frontier Airlines will start requiring all passengers to wear face coverings
Frontier Airlines will soon require all passengers to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth at the airline’s ticket counters, gate areas and onboard Frontier aircraft. Face coverings have been required for Frontier flight crews since April 13. “We want our passengers to feel comfortable when flying with us by protecting themselves and their fellow travelers as we all navigate the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines. “Very young children, for whom a face covering is inadvisable, will be exempt from the policy,” the airline said. https://t.co/g6tejitwRe pic.twitter.com/hBZmizbDhR — Frontier Airlines (@FlyFrontier) April 27, 2020Officials said the fogging attacks virtually every surface in the passenger cabin.
DOT releases list of airlines to cancel flights the most
The federal agency’s annual report breaks down which airlines most often cancel flights, lose bags and which is the most affordable. American leads the group with the most canceled flights at an average of 2.68%; Southwest was at 2.6% and United had 2.46%. Delta ranked as the best airline for the least amount of canceled flights at 0.68%. Delta was the most expensive airline with a ticket costing $390 on average, United’s average cost was $387 and American’s average was $370 a flight. As for the most affordable airline, Spirit came in at No.