Ontario International Airport (ONT) officials welcomed news that Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop service to El Paso International Airport (ELP), increasing the number of nonstop destinations from the Southern California gateway to 26. The ELP service will be Frontier’s 10th nonstop destination from ONT, and will operate three times a week beginning May 17.

Frontier also announced additional service from ONT to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Daily flights to Seattle will begin May 16, while the Houston service will be offered four times a week starting May 17.

“We are thrilled with these new nonstop routes, including our sixth destination in Texas, and look forward to extending our hassle-free Ontario experience to even more Frontier passengers,” said Atif Elkadi, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority. “We appreciate the strong partnership with Frontier, and their continued investment in our airport. The Inland Empire has grown to become the 12th largest metropolitan area in the country, and demand for air travel from ONT has surged. And let’s remember that ONT is California’s favorite airport,” he added.