Frontier Airlines has confirmed they will begin passenger service from Wilmington Airport to Orlando in November.
Earlier this month the Denver-based budget carrier put their planned May launched of round-trip travel to Florida on hold, saying they would reconsider initiating service in Delaware in the fall.
Frontier’s website today now lists flights to Orlando beginning Thursday November 12.
Jim Salmon with the Delaware River and Bay Authority, operators of the Wilmington Airport, says the new flights will use a 180 seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The flights can be booked on Frontier’s website, with an example roundtrip to Orlando costing $177 including tax.
Service will be available on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Salmon cautioned that the schedule could be subject to change given uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Wilmington Airport will receive $157,000 in funds to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus impacts, including support for continuing airport operations” as a result of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.