Less than a month after its first flight from Portland, low-cost Frontier Airlines plans new flights to Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Frontier will start non-stop service to Tampa and Fort Myers in November, according to a news release from the Portland International Jetport Wednesday.

“We are proud to grow our commitment and bring even more low fares to the area, now with an additional two, non-stop destinations,” Frontier spokesman Richard Oliver said in the news release. “We appreciate the ongoing support of the airport and the community at large, and we’re proud to serve Portland with some of the lowest fares in the industry and a great travel experience.”

Frontier plans to start flights to the two Gulf Coast cities Nov. 15.

Flights to Fort Myers will be on Mondays and Fridays and flights to Tampa will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, according to a Frontier schedule.

Frontier started flying from Portland in July and currently has flights to Denver, Colorado, and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. It starts service to Orlando, Florida, Aug. 12.

The airline advertises steeply discounted flights, but passengers have to pay extra for items such as $30 to $60 for carry-on luggage or $6 to $25 to select a seat.

Portland Jetport has been steadily expanding carriers and flight options in recent years. It set a passenger record in 2017, when 1.8 million people flew through the airport.

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