Category Archives: Frontier Airlines (2nd)

Frontier to expand operations at Philadelphia

"Chocolate, the Moose, delivered on September 11, 2017

Frontier Airlines (2nd), besides the previously announced Philadelphia – Savannah route, is also adding five additional new routes from Philadelphia this spring according to Airline Route:

Dallas/Fort Worth (May 17)

Grand Rapids (April 9)

Indianapolis (April 9)

Madison (April 8)

Memphis (April 9)

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N312FR (msn 7768) (Chocolate, the Moose) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940179.

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Frontier grows in Raleigh-Durham – now flying to 15 destinations

Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-214 WL N233FR (msn 7095) (Buck, the Pronghorn) LAS (Jay Selman). Image: 937542.

Frontier Airlines is continuing its commitment to make flying from Raleigh-Durham International Airport more affordable by adding six new routes. In April the low-cost carrier will begin service to Buffalo, N.Y.; Houston; Milwaukee, Wis.; New Orleans; San Antonio, Tex. and San Juan, P.R. With this announcement Frontier will now serve 15 destinations from Raleigh-Durham, making it the second largest carrier at the airport in terms of destinations served.

 

Summary of New Service:

Departure Return Day of Week Service Start Airbus Seasonal
0745 RDUBUF 0910 1000 BUFRDU 1139 Wednesday Saturday 4/11/2018 320 Y
1405 RDUIAH 1619 1709 IAHRDU 2052 Tuesday Thursday Sunday 4/8/2018 320 Y
0820 RDUMKE 0930 1020 MKERDU 1315 Tuesday Thursday Sunday 4/8/2018 320 Y
0745 RDUMSY 0905 0955 MSYRDU 1255 Monday Friday 4/9/2018 320 Y
1345 RDUSAT 1609 1659 SATRDU 2052 Monday Friday 4/9/2018 320 Y
1229 RDUSJU 1602 1657 SJURDU 2048 Wednesday Saturday 4/11/2018 320 Y

Frontier flies one the youngest fleets in the industry consisting of Airbus A320 Family jet aircraft. With nearly 200 more new aircraft on order, Frontier will continue to grow and modernize its fleet to deliver on the mission to provide affordable travel across America. By 2026, the company will be in a position to deliver Low Fares Done Right to more than 50 million passengers a year.

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-214 WL N233FR (msn 7095) (Buck, the Pronghorn) LAS (Jay Selman). Image: 937542.

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Frontier Airlines announces 7 new routes

"Wilbur, the Whitetail", the first Frontier Airbus A320neo, delivered on October 19, 2016

Frontier Airlines has announced new and continuing service on nine routes:

  • Colorado Springs, Colo. To/from Atlanta (new)
  • Denver to/from Fort Myers (expanded to year-round)
  • Las Vegas to/from Raleigh-Durham (expanded to year-round)
  • Miami, Fla. To/from San Juan, P.R. (new)
  • Philadelphia to/from Dallas/Ft. Worth (new)
  • Philadelphia to/from Grand Rapids, Mich. (new)
  • Philadelphia to/from Indianapolis, Ind. (new)
  • Tulsa, Okla. to/from San Jose, Calif. (new)
  • Tulsa, Okla. To/from Washington-Dulles (new)

With the announcement of new service in Philadelphia, the airline is now the second largest carrier in Philadelphia by the number of destinations served. With the addition of new service to Dallas-Fort Worth and the only non-stop service to both Grand Rapids, Mich. and Indianapolis, the airline will now serve 26 destinations from Philadelphia.

Even before Frontier’s first flight departs Tulsa, the airline will bring two more low-cost destinations with the only nonstop service to the Bay Area with flights to San Jose, Calif. and the only nonstop flights to Washington, D.C. via Washington-Dulles. By April, the airline will serve five destinations from Tulsa.

Summary Of New Service:

Colorado Springs (COS) – Atlanta (ATL)

F9 1412 Depart COS: 10:19 a.m. Arrive ATL: 3:18 p.m.

F9 1879 Depart ATL: 4:03 p.m. Arrive COS: 5:27 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Service Start: April 8

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Seasonal

Denver (DEN) – Fort Myers (RSW)

F9 488 Depart DEN: 3:45 p.m. Arrive RSW: 9:25 p.m.

F9 489 Depart RSW: 10:10 p.m. Arrive DEN: 12:34 a.m.

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Service Start: April 8

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Year Round

Philadelphia (PHL) – Grand Rapids (GRR)

F9 1093 Depart PHL: 8 a.m. Arrive GRR: 10:08 a.m.

F9 1092 Depart GRR: 10:58 a.m. Arrive PHL: 12:51 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: April 9

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Seasonal

Philadelphia (PHL) – Indianapolis (IND)

F9 1085 Depart PHL: 1:48 p.m. Arrive IND: 3:50 p.m.

F9 1092 Depart IND: 4:40 p.m. Arrive PHL: 6:32 p.m.

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: April 9

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Seasonal

Philadelphia (PHL) – Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)

F9 1069 Depart PHL: 5:17 p.m. Arrive DFW: 10:05 p.m.

F9 1068 Depart DFW: 11:35 p.m. Arrive PHL: 4 a.m.

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: May, 17

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Seasonal

Tulsa (TUL) – Washington – Dulles (IAD)

F9 1968 Depart TUL: 1:09 p.m. Arrive IAD: 4:49 p.m.

F9 1075 Depart IAD: 4:29 p.m. Arrive TUL: 6:24 p.m.

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: April 11

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Year Round

Tulsa (TUL) – San Jose (SJC)

F9 1075 Depart TUL: 7:09 p.m. Arrive SJC: 8:52 p.m.

F9 1968 Depart SJC: 7:10 a.m. Arrive TUL: 12:24 p.m.

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: April 11

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Miami (MIA) – San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

F9 1198 Depart MIA: 10:25 p.m. Arrive SJU: 1:02 a.m.

F9 617 Depart SJU: 5 a.m. Arrive MIA: 8:02 a.m.

Frequency: Daily

Service Start: April 8

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Year Round

Las Vegas (LAS) – Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

F9 1125 Depart LAS: 9:12 p.m. Arrive RDU: 4:30 a.m.

F9 1124 Depart RDU: 9:44 p.m. Arrive LAS: 11:55 p.m.

Frequency: Daily

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Year Round

 

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N301FR (msn 7141) (Wilbur, the Whitetail) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 935578.

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Frontier and Volaris to codeshare

"Champ, the Bronco", delivered on February 23, 2017

Frontier Airlines (2nd) and Volaris announce a new codeshare agreement which will provide millions of people access to affordable fares between the U.S. and Mexico. This first-ever codeshare agreement between uniquely branded ULCCs will allow both carriers to sell tickets and connecting itineraries on the airlines’ combined networks.

Subject to regulatory approval by authorities in the United States and Mexico, the codeshare routes will be available for purchase this Spring. This agreement will allow Frontier to place and sell tickets with its code (F9) on Volaris operated flights and for Volaris to place its code (Y4) on Frontier operated flights. Once the codeshare is in place passengers will enjoy a seamless low-fare travel experience traveling on Frontier and Volaris.

Beginning in Spring 2018, flights will be available directly through Frontier on the company’s website flyfrontier.com, its mobile application and its call center. Flights will also be available through third party distributers including online travel agencies. Flights also will be available directly through Volaris’ website volaris.com and mobile application.

A natural fit between the carriers’ networks already exists with each serving more than 20 of the same markets. In addition, both carriers fly Airbus A320 aircraft. Frontier operates a fleet of 78 aircraft with 199 additional aircraft on order and Volaris operates a fleet of 71 with 128 additional aircraft on order.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N307FR (msn 7472) (Champ, the Bronco) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 937375.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Volaris Airbus A320-233 WL XA-VLE (msn 6288) (Eduardo) LAX (Jay Selman). Image: 403441.

Volaris Airbus A320-233 WL XA-VLE (msn 6288) (Eduardo) LAX (Jay Selman). Image: 403441.

Frontier Airlines continues to expand

Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A321-211 WL N706FR (msn 6926) PHL (Jay Selman). Image: 402853.

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) added new service on 20 routes this December. Earlier this month, Frontier inaugurated flights from Buffalo, N.Y. to four Florida cities. The airline also launched new service from Grand Rapids, Michigan to two Florida destinations. In addition, the carrier has already announced it will begin service to 12 new cities in the first six months of 2018.

Earlier this month, the airline continued to expand its low-fare service from Tampa with new flights to Columbus, Ohio. This comes after recent additions of new service between the popular Florida destination and Buffalo; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Indianapolis; Islip, N.Y.; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Nashville, Tenn.; Providence, R.I. and St. Louis.

These new cities added to the carrier’s route map (see below) brings the total number of current destinations served to 70. In Buffalo, Frontier commenced service to four destinations, Frontier will begin service to Denver in the spring while flights to Fort Myers, Fla.; Miami; Orlando, Fla.; and Tampa, Fla. began earlier this month. In Grand Rapids new service will begin to Fort Myers and Orlando, with service to Denver starting in April.

In addition to the service noted above the following flights also began this month:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa to/from:

Orlando

Chicago O-Hare to/from:

Puerto Vallarta, Mex.

Cincinnati to/from:

Cancun, Mex.

Fort Myers to/from:

Columbus

Kansas City

Milwaukee

Indianapolis

Detroit

Kansas City to/from:

Cancun, Mex.

Las Vegas to/from:

San Francisco

In addition, according to Airline Route, the carrier will also add the following routes in 2018:

Chicago O’Hare – El Paso twice-weekly starting on April 8, 2018
Chicago O’Hare – Jacksonville FL three weekly flight effective May 10, 2018
Chicago O’Hare – Pensacola twice-weekly effective May 12, 2018
Chicago O’Hare – San Francisco daily effective April 8, 2018
Chicago O’Hare – Washington Dulles daily effective April 8, 2018
Cincinnati – Jacksonville FL three weekly flights effective April 8, 2018
Denver – El Paso four weekly flights effective March 9, 2018
Denver – Jacksonville FL four weekly flights effective February 14, 2018
Denver – Pensacola three weekly flights effective April 22, 2018
Omaha – Las Vegas three weekly flights effective April 8, 2018
Omaha – Philadelphia four weekly flights effective April 9, 2018
Omaha – San Francisco four weekly flights effective June 4, 2018
Philadelphia – Madison three weekly flights effective April 8, 2018
Philadelphia – Memphis four weekly flights effective April 9, 2018
San Francisco – Des Moines three weekly flights effective June 5, 2018

In addition, also according to Airline Route, the airline is also adding additional Airbus A321 routes including the following for 2018:

Atlanta – Salt Lake City four weekly flights effective April 9, 2018
Atlanta – San Juan three weekly flights effective April 8, 2018
Denver – Charlotte daily flights effective April 8, 2018
Denver – Spokane four weekly flights effective May 4, 2018
Orlando – Atlanta daily flights effective April 8, 2018
Orlando – Charlotte four flights effective April 9, 2018
Orlando – Raleigh three weekly flights effective April 8, 2018
Philadelphia – Austin four weekly flights effective April 9, 2018
Philadelphia – Cincinnati daily flights effective April 8, 2018
Philadelphia – Houston three weekly flights effective April 8, 2018
Providence – Charlotte four weekly flights effective April 9, 2018
Providence – Raleigh three weekly flights effective April 8, 2018

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A321-211 WL N706FR (msn 6926) PHL (Jay Selman). Image: 402853.

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Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order

Indigo-Partners-A320neo-Family.jpg

Airbus, Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements between Airbus and the four airlines.

The 430-aircraft commitment, comprised of 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos worth $49.5 billion at list prices, was announced at the Dubai Airshow by Bill Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners, and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft. When added to existing Airbus A320 Family orders, the new agreement will make Indigo Partners one of the largest customers by order number in the world for the Airbus single-aisle aircraft family. Airlines in the Indigo Partners family previously have placed orders for 427 A320 Family aircraft.

Also present at the announcement were Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris; Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines; Estuardo Ortiz, CEO of JetSMART; and József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air. They confirmed their firm’s individual aircraft orders as follows:

  • Wizz – 72 A320neo, 74 A321neo
  • Frontier – 100 A320neo, 34 A321neo
  • JetSMART – 56 A320neo, 14 A321neo
  • Volaris – 46 A320neo, 34 A321neo

Indigo Partners’ Bill Franke indicated that engine selections will be made and announced at a later date.

The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together will deliver 20 percent fuel savings by 2020.  With more than 5,200 orders received from 95 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent market share.

Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation.

In conjunction with this announcement, Frontier Airlines issued this statement:

Frontier Airlines on November 15, 2017 announced its intent to order 134 A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus, which will triple the size of the low-cost carrier over the next 10 years. Valued at a list price of more than $15 billion, this announcement grows Frontier’s order book to more than 200 aircraft and means more than five thousand new, highly skilled jobs for the U.S. These aircraft are part of the single largest Airbus order announcement ever made – a 430 aircraft order valued at a $49.5 billion list price by Indigo Partners, Frontier’s owner.

 

This new 134 aircraft order is comprised of 100 A320neo and 34 A321neo aircraft. The A321neo will be a new compliment to the carrier’s existing fuel-efficient A321 family fleet. The addition of these aircraft to the fleet will allow Frontier to grow in new and existing markets, provide even more compelling low fares, further improve the carrier’s already industry-leading fuel efficiency and maintain the company’s status of having one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the U.S. The 134 aircraft order announced today will be delivered between 2021 and 2026.

In addition, in 2018 Frontier will start taking delivery of aircraft from Airbus’ U.S.-based Mobile, Ala. production facility.

Additionally, Frontier has also converted its remaining 18 A319neo orders to the A320neo aircraft. The airline currently has 67 A320neo aircraft on order.

This new order will allow Frontier to continue its focus on achieving the lowest costs in the U.S. airline industry and utilizing these savings to lower fares. Earlier this year, Frontier announced a network expansion that makes the carrier’s low fares accessible to 90 percent of Americans.

Photo: Airbus.

Frontier announces nine additional routes connecting 13 cities

"Powder, the Polar Bear"

Frontier Airlines issued this statement:

As a further expansion of its commitment to deliver low fares nationwide, low cost airline Frontier Airlines has announced nine more routes connecting 13 cities. This announcement comes just two months after the airline’s previous announcement of more than 80 new routes across the US, meaning the airline now serves more than 90 percent of American households. All routes are on sale, with new route fares as low as $39.

Departure City Arrival City Start Date
Atlanta to/from San Jose April 9, 2018
Austin to/from Cleveland April 9, 2018
Charleston to/from Chicago O’Hare May 11, 2018
Charleston to/from Philadelphia Feb. 20, 2018
Colorado Springs to/from San Antonio April 8, 2018
Colorado Springs to/from San Jose April 9, 2018
Colorado Springs to/from Minneapolis April 9, 2018
Colorado Springs to/from Seattle April 8, 2018
San Jose to/from Cincinnati April 8, 2018

These additional announcements come just two months after the carrier made the largest network expansion announcement in its history. In that announcement, the carrier introduced 21 new cities and 85 new routes. These previously announced routes are now on sale today. These announcements come as the carrier continues to deliver on their promise of providing Low Fares Done Right to more customers than ever before.

In addition to these new announcements, Frontier has extended its schedule through Aug. 11, 2018.

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A321-211 WL N711FR (msn 7184) (Polar Bear) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403406.