It's been five years since Frontier Airlines flew out of Sacramento International Airport. The airline is now returning with a roar. Frontier has plans in place to begin offering flights to Las Vegas and Denver from Sacramento International Airport during the later part of the summer.

Why is Frontier returning to Sacramento after a five-year hiatus? The airline believes there are many people located in the Sacramento area who would fly to Las Vegas if an easy and affordable option was available. Frontier's status as a budget airline puts it in the right position to offer such an option.

Travelers can look forward to service between Sacramento and Las Vegas that runs three days per week once Frontier returns to Sacramento International Airport. Flight days for the route will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Service will officially begin on Aug. 12. However, eager travelers can already begin scooping up airfare deals for the route. Frontier is currently offering one-way introductory fares going for as low as $49.

Service for the new route between Sacramento and Denver begins Aug. 1. That route will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The carrier will also the service on Fridays starting Aug. 3. Frontier has stated that it would be open to increasing its new routes if the demand is there.

Sacramento International Airport is ready to welcome Frontier back with open arms. The airport seems eager to bring in more business through building partnerships with budget carriers. In fact, officials at Sacramento's airport have been hard at work trying to land a low-cost airline that can offer nonstop routes to destinations in Europe.

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