There is now another choice on how to get to the Dominican Republic. Frontier Airlines announce it’s new seasonal nonstop flight from Denver International (DEN) to Punta Cana (PUJ) in the DR. The flight started its service on June 9 and will operate each Saturday until August 4, 2012. This flight adds to the current services offered by Frontier to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, other flights include Baltimore (BWI), Chicago – O’Hare(ORD), Cincinnati, Cleveland (CLE), Philadelphia (PHL), Pittsburgh (PIT) and St. Louis (STL).

The flight is set to leave Denver at 8:05am each Saturday and arrive in Punta Cana at 3:30pm. This is good news due to the increasing problems that many of the Dominican Republic airports are having with DR visitors being pulled over and mugged when traveling between airports and their destinations after dark (see Security Alert from US Embassy). The flight leaves Punta Cana (PUJ) at 4:20pm and arrives in Denver, Co at 8:30 pm.

Frontier Airline Reviews

The plane that Frontier Airlines will be using is a 138 seat airbus 319. This plane is configured to have 5 rows (30 seats) with 5-7 inches of extra legroom. Each seat has its own LCD monitor and Direct TV with 3 movie channels. If you are wanting to book with either the “stretch” seating or Frontiers “Select” seating you have to book online directly with Frontier Airlines

So how does Frontier rate? gave them a 5.2 out of 10 based on 130 reviews, Yelp gives them a 3.5 out of 5 based on 148 reviews and Epinions rated Frontier 3 out of 5 based on 137 customers reviews. But Frontier does have some advantages “With the launch of service to Punta Cana, Frontier will be the only carrier offering nonstop service from Denver to the Caribbean,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier.

Main drawback is if you plan on going to anywhere in the DR other than Punta Cana, Punta Cana is a long bus or car ride from the other main tourist locations like Puerto Plata, Santiago, and Santo Domingo. Likely you will only want to choose this flight if your plans revolve around the Punta Cana Area.