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Frontier Airlines adding new service to Nashville and Tampa from Las Vegas

Denver-based Frontier Airlines, the fastest growing airline at McCarran International Airport, is at it again.

The company announced Tuesday that it will launch new daily service between Las Vegas and both Nashville and Tampa on Sept. 6.

With the addition, Frontier will have service to 19 destinations from Las Vegas, more than twice the number it had in September. In the past year, Frontier has added new non-stops from Las Vegas to Columbus, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Houston; Miami; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; Salt Lake City and San Antonio.

Frontier, a deep-discount carrier that offers tickets with either a la carte amenities or all-in-one pricing, is introducing the new routes with $69 one-way fares.

The airline will use twin-engine, 150-seat Airbus A319 jets on the routes.

“We are thrilled that our partners at Frontier Airlines continue to expand service to Las Vegas,” Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority, said in a release announcing the new service.

“Frontier is the fastest growing domestic carrier in Las Vegas, helping the destination set a new visitation record of more than 42.3 million visitors last year,” she said. “Every new seat provides opportunity for continued growth.”

Frontier’s flight to Nashville International Airport will leave daily at 9:55 a.m., arriving in Nashville at 3:30 p.m., local time. The return flight leaves Nashville at 4:25 p.m., arriving at McCarran at 6:30 p.m.

The flight to Tampa International Airport will leave daily at 9:50 p.m., arriving at 5:15 a.m., the next day. The return flight leaves Tampa at 6:50 a.m., arriving in Las Vegas at 8:50 a.m., Pacific time.

Frontier will complete with Southwest Airlines, which has 25 round trips a week between Las Vegas and Nashville, and two daily non-stop round trips to and from Tampa.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. Find him on Twitter: @RickVelotta

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