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Low-cost airline celebrates 19 new routes in Austin with $59 fares

Low-cost airline celebrates 19 new routes in Austin with $59 fares

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Frontier has more than doubled its service to Austin.  Frontier Airlines/Facebook

Another day, another 19 new flights land in Austin. Just a day after news broke that Southwest Airlines is expanding its service in Austin with three new routes (including one to San Francisco), low-cost airline Frontier says it's more than doubling its service to Austin, according to a release.

Beginning April 14, Frontier will begin nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the following destinations: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Buffalo, New York; Charleston, South Carolina; Detroit; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Florida; Milwaukee; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Omaha, Nebraska; Portland, Oregon; Providence, Rhode Island; Reno, Nevada; Seattle; and Tampa, Florida.

Later this year, the airline will also add service from Austin to Cleveland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati; Columbus; and San Jose, California.

In celebration of the new routes, Frontier is offering one-way fares from $39-59 now through midnight on April 11. Introductory offers include flights from Austin to Albuquerque (ABQ); Cincinnati (CVG); Charleston (CHS); Columbus (CMH); Indianapolis (IND); Portland (PDX); Phoenix (PHX); and Reno (RNO). 

With the addition of these new routes, Frontier becomes the second largest carrier servicing ABIA. It's second only to, you guessed it, Southwest.