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August 24, 2023

Frontier Airlines to offer nonstop flights from Philly to the Dominican Republic

Beginning in December, direct transit to Santo Domingo will run three times a week. Tickets start at $99

The urge to vacation in warm weather only intensifies with winter's frigid temperatures. For those who decide to escape to the Caribbean, Frontier Airlines will offer begin offering a new nonstop route to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

Starting Dec. 17, the airline will fly directly to the Dominican Republic's capital city three times a week for $99. The service is seasonal, and Frontier has not said how long it will last.

"Philadelphia has a growing Dominican population and is home to a recently established Consulate General of the Dominican Republic," Philadelphia International Airport CEO Atif Saeed said in an announce about the new service. "Not only is the route launching in time for the winter vacation season, but it will also provide many Philadelphia-area residents with a direct connection to visit their loved ones during the upcoming holiday season and beyond."

Frontier is the only airline offering nonstop service from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo.

The airline has 27 destinations that can be reached from Philadelphia. Last year, 2.8 million Frontier passengers flew to and from Philly's airport, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. This summer, Frontier has flown about 225 flights per week from Philadelphia airport.

In addition to the Philly-Santo Domingo route, the airline announced seasonal flights from the East Coast and the Midwest to the Caribbean and Mexico. Tickets start at $39, and flights begin in November.