Editor's Note: The following is news release issued by the Mercer County administration.
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced today rapidly growing Frontier Airlines will begin offering new nonstop service between Trenton-Mercer Airport and Orlando, Fla.
“This is an exciting development for our region. More than any other destination, residents of Mercer County have made it clear to me that Orlando tops their list, and I am so pleased that we are able to deliver,” Hughes said.
Denver, Colo.-based Frontier Airlines is the latest passenger carrier to tap into the lucrative Trenton-Mercer regional market. Streamline Airlines currently offers weekday service from Trenton-Mercer to Boston.
“With rapidly increasing passenger numbers in this region, we know consumers are clamoring for an alternative to metropolitan Philadelphia International and Newark-Liberty airports,” Hughes added. “Trenton-Mercer Airport is in a great location, just off of I-95, that’s easily accessible to anyone traveling for business or pleasure. We welcome Frontier Airlines to the Trenton-Mercer Family, and we are confident they will have the same success here that they’ve enjoyed nationwide.”
Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann also celebrated the news.
“We warmly welcome Frontier Airlines to Ewing Township. This new service to Trenton-Mercer is another step in the direction of utilizing the airport and surrounding area to its fullest potential, and we are confident that Frontier’s entry to this market signals the economic vitality of Ewing Township.”
Frontier will be celebrating its new flights from Trenton-Mercer to Orlando beginning Nov. 16 by having a special low-price ticket deal. Through Aug. 11, travelers can purchase tickets to Orlando on Frontier’s website for as low as $69. Go to www.frontierairlines.com for details.
Orlando International Airport (airport code MCO) is the nation's 13th busiest airport and 26th in the world in passenger traffic. With 43 airlines providing non-stop service to 89 U.S. destinations and 27 international destinations, Orlando Airport is the gateway to the variety of resorts and amusement parks that make up Central Florida.
Boston-based Streamline, which began serving TTN in 2011, primarily caters to business travelers, while Frontier Airlines has its sights on the tourism traveler.
Frontier serves about 80 U.S. cities, plus Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. The airline will be operating 138-seat Airbus 319 aircrafts with television service, stretch seating and other flight options.
Frontier will help Trenton-Mercer achieve its "one-stop" goal for the airport, meaning passengers could get from TTN to numerous U.S. and international destinations with one plane change, Hughes said.
Mercer County has made significant investments to Trenton-Mercer Airport in the past several years. “We continue to make upgrades and improvements at Trenton-Mercer that keep our airport competitive with other regional airports and attractive to potential carriers, and we believe Trenton-Mercer is vital to the continued economic growth in Mercer County and the surrounding region,” Hughes said.