Airline Highlights: Frontier and JetBlue

This is part of an occasional series highlighting the airlines that serve RDU. 

While Frontier and JetBlue may have smaller footprints at RDU than some of our larger carriers, they certainly don’t lack popularity with our customers. Both airlines, which serve passengers from Terminal 2, offer low cost options to a number of destinations along the East Coast. 


A Frontier jet waits to depart while a JetBlue aircraft lands at RDU.

A Frontier jet waits to depart while a JetBlue aircraft lands at RDU.

Denver-based Frontier Airlines offers one flight from RDU to Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TTN) daily except for Tuesdays and Saturdays. The flight offers travelers easy alternative to Philadelphia and Newark, as well as many locations in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

Frontier Airlines has a relatively short history at RDU.  In 2010, Republic Airlines, Frontier’s parent company, purchased Midwest Airlines. The purchase brought Frontier and its iconic fleet of “spokesanimals” to RDU as the airline took over two daily flights to Milwaukee, which have since been discontinued.

Flights to TTN recently resumed after pausing for about six weeks when the New Jersey airport temporarily closed to complete a major runway project.


Another airline with iconic aircraft tales, JetBlue, has been flying to RDU since 2006. “New York’s Hometown Airline,” flies to three destinations from RDU, offering a total of eight flights daily.  From RDU you can travel to:

  • New York-JFK
  • Boston
  • Ft. Lauderdale 

The airline’s primary hub is out of Terminal 5 at JFK, which is a state-of-the-art facility known for hosting a concert series for travelers. From JFK, you can find many easy connections to destinations around the U.S.

Flying JetBlue offers a distinct advantage for Caribbean-bound passengers. Fly JetBlue to Ft. Lauderdale and then connect to one of dozens of Caribbean island vacation hotspots.

Travel from RDU to South America is growing in popularity. Ft. Lauderdale is also a hub for JetBlue flights to Bogota, Columbia and Lima, Peru, among others.

Book your Frontier flight now or book your JetBlue flight now.

About Dave Young

Dave Young is the Director of Air Service Development for RDU. In this capacity Dave acts as the advocate for RDU to the airline industry, promoting the benefits of RDU and the region. As a self-proclaimed “airline guy” Dave has a habit of referring to things in 3 letter codes.
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One Response to Airline Highlights: Frontier and JetBlue

  1. I have considered Jet Blue to go on cruises and continue on to San Juan, thanks to that FLL flight. Fort Lauderdale is very convenient for Port Everglades cruises, so with Jet Blue and Southwest (paired with their baggage strategy) that non-stop flight is an easy getaway especially with the winter weather coming.

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