Frontier Airlines sees growth potential in Pittsburgh market

Frontier Airlines has started flight service to five destinations from Pittsburgh International Airport and sees potential for more growth in the city, the company said.

The Denver-based carrier has 80 new fuel-efficient Airbus 320 jets on order, with the first arriving in September, and is looking to double its size.

Frontier launched service to Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas and Orlando the week of June 20, 2016. The company said flights to all five destinations have been about 85 percent full on average so far.

Systemwide, Frontier currently serves about 180 routes with 57 planes. It began its transition to a low-fare carrier in 2014 after being purchased by Indigo Partners, a private equity firm.