This welcome information in a DSM Register story today (especially for those of us who fly annually to Arizona):
Frontier Airlines plans to launch a seasonal, nonstop flight between Des Moines and Phoenix, the company announced Tuesday.
The flight will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays starting Dec. 6. Frontier did not say what time of year the flight will operate, but officials at the Des Moines International Airport said they expect Frontier to fly the route in the winter and early spring when there is strong demand from snowbirds and sun-seekers.
The new flight will be the third nonstop route between Des Moines and greater Phoenix. American Airlines flies to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport daily. Allegiant Air launched a twice-weekly flight to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport last year.
Frontier on Tuesday announced several new vacation-oriented flights between Midwestern cities and destinations in Arizona, Florida and Mexico. The airline said it was part of a strategy to shift more of its capacity to “cold to warm” routes.
The news comes on the heels of Frontier’s announcement last month that it will launch a nonstop flight between Des Moines and Orlando.
Frontier’s new flight will depart Phoenix at 3:50 p.m. and land in Des Moines at 7:53 p.m. It will leave Des Moines at 8:35 p.m and arrive in Phoenix at 10:56 p.m.