Have you always wanted to visit Mall of America, the largest entertainment and shopping venue in the nation? Do you need to check Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, off your baseball stadiums tour list? Well now it’s easy to get there from Charleston.
Starting Wednesday, Frontier Airlines will offer seasonal nonstop flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul each Wednesday and Saturday. The ultra-low-cost carrier is one of eight airlines giving travelers the ability to fly nonstop from the Lowcountry to 25 cities and 30 airports in the U.S.
“The Twin Cities is a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area that offers great shopping, professional athletic teams in every major sport and dining that will please any taste. We hope Lowcountry residents take advantage of the chance to visit the Midwest and we look forward to welcoming guests from Minnesota to Charleston,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
Frontier Airlines flew into Charleston International Airport for the first time in February with service to Denver and Philadelphia. Before the first flight took off from Concourse B, the airline announced it would also fly nonstop to Trenton, N.J., a popular travel hub for those going into New York City, as well as Austin, the live music capital of the world and the Texas home to the annual South by Southwest Music Festival. By spring this year Frontier has also added Chicago to its list of destinations.
“We’re growing at CHS and we are glad to have Frontier as part of our team,” Campbell said. “Giving our passengers options when it comes to their air travel is a top priority for us. Frontier, which gives its customers choices based on their needs and budget, makes the airline a perfect match for us.”