Bismarck travelers get more Las Vegas flight options

Frontier Airlines has announced plans to add service to Las Vegas and Colorado Springs (Colo.) from Washington Dulles International Airport, beginning over the summer.

The Denver-based carrier, which would have the third-most number of destinations served from McCarran International Airport behind Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air after the expansion, on Tuesday announced new flights to Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport; Indianapolis; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, beginning in June and July.

On April 20, Frontier adds nonstop daily service between Dulles and Denver.

With the Frontier flights, Indianapolis travelers will have three different options for nonstop flights to Las Vegas.

This makes Frontier the second airline to offer direct flights between the two cities.

Indianapolis International offers nonstop service to 39 cities on a year-round basis, and to another 7 cities on a seasonal basis. San Diego departures are scheduled for 11:25 a.m., while the Colorado Springs flights will leave at 10:35 a.m. Passenger traffic rose 10.6 percent in 2016 to 649,190, the highest annual total since 2013 and the biggest percentage gain since WestPac's peak year in the Springs in 1996, when the airport's passenger numbers surged 70.6 percent to 2.42 million.

Frontier is offering special introductory fares as low as $29 on the new routes. Today's announcement from Frontier Airlines launches 11 new year-round and seasonal routes in nine cities across the country, including Sioux Falls.

  • Kyle Peterson