Frontier Just Announced Only Direct Route from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo at $139

Flights between Philadelphia to Santo Domingo will operate three times a week starting from 17th December, 2023.

Philadelphia at night

For the first time ever, there’s now a nonstop flight between Philadelphia and Santo Domingo.

The carrier will offer nonstop service from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic’s Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Flight F9 181, from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo will operate three times a week with Airbus A320neo.

“We’re proud to partner with PHL to offer this exclusive nonstop service to a fantastic Caribbean destination known for its extraordinary beaches and vibrant attractions,” said Josh Flyr, Frontier Airlines’s vice president of network and operations design.

“Frontier is excited to offer those in the greater Philadelphia area convenient and affordable travel to the Dominican capital. Meanwhile, we’re thrilled to continue our overall expansion at PHL with nonstop service to a growing list of attractive destinations.”


The announcement comes weeks after the company announced a significant route extension from multiple airports in the United States and Jamaica between March and May of 2024.

Frontier now flies to 28 destinations from PHL, including the new route. The airline’s December 2023 schedule shows more than a 70% increase in seats compared to just four years ago.

The Philadelphia to Santo Domingo flights, covering a distance of 3,015 kilometers (1,873 miles) will take a travel time of roughly four hours. This comes as a relief to travelers, as the current flight time for non-direct flights can exceed eight hours.

Fares start as low as $139, though this is subject to change.

All eyes will be on how successfully Frontier Airlines’s new routes perform and whether there is room to grow into the summer of the following year.

Gabriella De Souza

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