If visiting the state of Delaware or traveling from it is something you'd fancy doing, this has become easier as it is getting a regular commercial airline service for the first time since 2015.

A view of buildiings by the sea in Delaware
Delaware is getting a regular commercial airline service for the first time since 2015 © DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images

At 96 miles long and less than 35 miles across at its widest point, Delaware is the second-smallest state in the US. It became a state in 1776, two months after the signing of the US Declaration of Independence. It has a population of almost a million people, but they have had to head to cities like Philadelphia to take a commercial flight. That is set to change as budget carrier, Frontier Airlines, has announced its return to Wilmington – New Castle Airport with a new nonstop service to Orlando. Significant infrastructure investments have recently been made at the airport. 

Early evening looking northward on the canal in Lewes, Delaware.
Delaware has a lot to offer visitors © mdgmorris/Getty Images

The airline decided to begin the service as it observed its presence in Philadelphia growing and saw a large enough number of passengers originating from Delaware among them. For those interested in visiting Delaware, it has a lot more on offer than just tax-free shopping and chicken farms. Long, white sandy beaches, cute colonial villages, a cozy countryside and small-town charm characterize the state that happily calls itself the 'Small Wonder.'

An Airbus with Frontier livery in flight
Frontier is bringing its low-cost service to Delaware © Airbus

“We’re thrilled to bring our unique brand of low fares and friendly service to Wilmington – New Castle Airport and offer the only commercial service from Delaware,” says Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial for Frontier Airlines. “We recognize the demand for affordable air travel in Delaware and are happy to offer nonstop flights to Orlando this summer, making trips to the most popular leisure destination in the US even more convenient and attractive.”

For further information on the new service, please see Frontier's website here.

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