Rio Grande Valley becomes Airlines 100th destination

Fares as low as $49

HARLINGEN, TEXAS – Low-cost carrier, Frontier Airlines announced the addition of new low-fare, non-stop flights from Harlingen’s Valley International Airport (HRL) with the only non-stop flights to Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) and Denver International Airport (DEN). The addition of flights to Harlingen represents the 100th city in the airline’s network and this continues to support Frontier’s mission of delivering low-fares to travelers nationwide. Service will begin this November and to celebrate these flights, Frontier is offering a special introductory, one-way fare of $49 which is available now on

“We are proud to bring our unique brand of Low Fares Done Right to the Rio Grande Valley,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial for Frontier Airlines. “Harlingen marks our 6th city in Texas and a further demonstration of our commitment to making travel affordable nationwide. Frontier’s new flights to Chicago and Denver will make air travel more accessible and affordable for everyone traveling to or from the valley and South Padre Island.”

“Harlingen welcomes Frontier Airlines with open arms! I am sure everyone is excited to be able to fly nonstop to Denver and the connecting options it offers to reach additional markets. Nonstop service to Chicago, like Denver, will greatly benefit our business community, our Winter Texan friends as well as those visiting family and friends”, says Chris Boswell, Mayor of Harlingen.

“South Padre Island is very excited to welcome Frontier Airlines to the Rio Grande Valley via Harlingen. We look forward to working closely with the carrier to promote more tourism to the best beach in Texas. Denver and Chicago are popular visitor markets for us, and our Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to attract more visitors from these two catchment areas with the new service”, says Dennis Stahl, Mayor of South Padre Island.

Summary of New Service:


F9 2168 Depart HRL: 6:05 p.m. Arrive ORD: 9:19 p.m.

F9 1311 Depart ORD: 1:54 p.m. Arrive HRL: 5:15 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday



F9 2209 Depart HRL: 10:55 a.m. Arrive DEN: 12:52 p.m.

F9 2208 Depart DEN: 6:15 a.m. Arrive HRL: 10:02 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday


Frontier is focused on offering customers real choice and the ability to customize their travel to their needs and budget. For example, customers can purchase travel options like bags and seat selections either a la carte or in one low-priced bundle called the WORKSsm. The Works bundle is considered one of the best values in the industry and offers customers full refundability, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, the best available seat (including exit rows and Stretch seating), waived change fees and priority boarding.

Frontier flies one of the youngest fleets in the industry, the Airbus A320 Family of nearly 80 jet aircraft. With nearly 200 new planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America. Frontier’s young fleet also ensures that the company will continue to keep fares low and that customers will enjoy a pleasant and reliable experience flying with the airline.

About Frontier Airlines:

Frontier Airlines is committed to delivering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to nearly 90 cities in the United StatesCanadaDominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico on more than 350 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2017 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on HRLan Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.

*About Intro Fare Offer:

Fares must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Aug. 29, 2018 for nonstop travel. Travel is valid Nov. 27, 2018 through Feb. 13, 2019. Fares are valid as indicated below dependent on days of service. The following blackouts apply: Dec. 20, 2018 – Jan. 8, 2019, and Jan. 18 – 21, 2019.

Fares are one way and do not require roundtrip purchase.