Airfares from Denver to cities across the United States have fallen to as low as $30 round trip in a flash sale by Frontier Airlines.
On some routes, such as Denver to Fresno, California, and Denver to Fargo, North Dakota, fares have fallen by more than 80%. Others routes have seen discounts of over a third, such as flights to San Diego and Minneapolis. All reductions are calculated based on average prices recorded in Hopper’s when to buy and fly reports.
The sale began on September 8, when Frontier began manually lowering flights from its hub airport in Denver to various destinations around the country to promote the launch of its new logo and livery.
The sale encompasses flights departing during the fall months, with cut-price seats available in September, October and November. Ticket prices remained low through September 9, but analysts at Hopper said they did not expect the sale to last long.
"Promotional fare sales like this typically last only a few days," said Patrick Surry, Chief Data Scientist at Hopper, "so we’d advise researching flight prices ASAP if you’re planning to fly from Denver at some point in the next few months or if you're in the market for a weekend getaway."
Airlines participating in fare sale: Frontier
Start of fare sale: September 8
Fare sale length: Flash fare sales like this typically last only a few days
Conditions: Departure dates are available in September, October and November
Airfare savings: Up to 85% lower than the average prices reported in Hopper's flight reports
The research team at Hopper uses data drawn from a combined feed of Global Distribution System (GDS) data that includes 10 million flight price queries per day, containing about one billion individual trips per day, to provide insights on airline pricing to consumers.