Frontier Airlines plans to become the second carrier with nonstop flights between the Triangle and Cancun, but you’ll have to fly on Saturdays.
Frontier announced Tuesday that it will begin flying nonstop between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Cancun on Jan. 22. The flights to and from Mexico will take place only on Saturdays.
Frontier joins JetBlue in offering nonstop service from RDU to Cancun, the difference is that JetBlue flies daily.
Cancun will become the 14th nonstop destination for Frontier from RDU and the only international one. The low-cost airline specializes in leisure travel and changes its schedule throughout the year, flying to some destinations only seasonally.
But the carrier plans to maintain its Cancun service year-round, according to spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz.
The new RDU flight was part of a larger announcement from Frontier on Tuesday. The airline said it would also begin flying nonstop to Cancun this winter from Baltimore, Boston, Columbus, Detroit, and Minneapolis.
Cancun is one of three international destinations that airlines serve with nonstop flights from RDU. The others are Montego Bay, Jamaica, by JetBlue, and Toronto by Air Canada.