The airline recently came to Louisville. | Courtesy of Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines‘ first month of operating out of the Louisville International Airport must be going well. The company just announced that it’s adding a second nonstop route — this one to Austin, Texas.

The discount airline, which previously stopped service out of Louisville in 2012, returned in early May with nonstop flights to Denver on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“It is great news that Frontier is already expanding their service options — within a matter of weeks since beginning nonstop service to Denver. This new flight makes it easier for Austin residents to take advantage of great fares to Louisville and experience the area’s tourism, including the bourbon industry and all of the exciting attractions our city has to offer,” Dan Mann, executive director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, said in a news release.

Flights to and from the Austin — Bergstrom International Airport will begin on Monday, Aug. 13, with fares starting as low as $39 one-way. Flights will be offered on Mondays and Fridays on an Airbus A320.

“As our city and our economy grow, we’re actively pursuing more direct flights to key markets, and we’re thrilled to see Austin added to the list,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in the release. “Like Louisville, Austin is a city of innovators and entrepreneurs, and we look forward to people being able to more easily travel between our two great communities.”

With the addition of this flight, Louisville International Airport now offers nonstop service to a record 32 nonstop destinations, according to the airport authority, which oversees airport operations.

Frontier, which serves 80 destinations in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico, is rapidly expanding its service. The news of the new Louisville flight came in an announcement from Frontier that it is adding 15 new routes in the United States.

Louisville native Caitlin Bowling has covered the local restaurant and retail scene since 2014. After graduating from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Caitlin got her start at a newspaper in the mountains of North Carolina where she won multiple state awards for her reporting. Since returning to Louisville, she’s written for Business First and Insider Louisville, winning awards for health and business reporting and becoming a go-to source for business news. In addition to restaurants and retail business, Caitlin covers real estate, economic development and tourism. Email Caitlin at [email protected]


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