Category Archives: Frontier Airlines (2nd)

Frontier Airlines’ pilots ratify five-year collective bargaining agreement

Frontier Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced the ratification of a new five-year working agreement. Of the 99 percent of pilots who voted, 77 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement.

Frontier Airlines’ agreement with ALPA includes an average 53 percent across-the-board pay increase on date of signing, double-digit direct contributions to pilots’ retirement plans, and $75 million in ratification compensation.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with our pilots and believe it gives them best-in-class salary and benefits while also ensuring Frontier’s continued growth,” said Barry Biffle, President and CEO of Frontier Airlines. “Frontier would like to thank the ALPA leadership, and recognize the dedicated work of the National Mediation Board, in achieving this deal that will ensure security for everyone’s future.”

The ratification of this agreement represents nearly three years of contract negotiations, including over two years at the bargaining table with the assistance of the NMB.

This is the sixth collective bargaining agreement reached between Frontier and its represented employees in just over two years.

Images: Frontier Airlines.

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Frontier Airlines starts 2019 with 22 new routes

"Marty, the Marmot"

Frontier Airlines kicked off the new year in style, announcing the addition of 22 new nonstop routes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), McCarran International Airport (LAS), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Service will begin in the spring of 2019.

Routes and Frequency:

Raleigh-Durham:

ALB

TO/FROM

RDU

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

BDL

TO/FROM

RDU

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

BOS

TO/FROM

RDU

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

CMH

TO/FROM

RDU

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

ISP

TO/FROM

RDU

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

JAX

TO/FROM

RDU

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

PHL

TO/FROM

RDU

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

TPA

TO/FROM

RDU

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Las Vegas:

DFW

TO/FROM

LAS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

IAH

TO/FROM

LAS

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

DTW

TO/FROM

LAS

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

PHL

TO/FROM

LAS

Daily

SAN

TO/FROM

LAS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,

Friday, Sunday

Philadelphia:

ATL

TO/FROM

PHL

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

LAS

TO/FROM

PHL

Daily

MYR

TO/FROM

PHL

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

PNS

TO/FROM

PHL

Monday, Friday

RDU

TO/FROM

PHL

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Orlando:

BDL

TO/FROM

MCO

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

BOS

TO/FROM

MCO

Daily

(From 4/19/19 to 4/29/19 operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

BWI

TO/FROM

MCO

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

DFW

TO/FROM

MCO

Friday, Saturday

IAH

TO/FROM

MCO

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

PUJ

TO/FROM

MCO

Monday, Friday

Boston:

MCO

TO/FROM

BOS

Daily

(From 4/19/19 to 4/29/19 operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

RDU

TO/FROM

BOS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-214 WL N236FR (msn 7389) (Marty, the Marmot) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944748.

Frontier Airlines aircraft slide show:

Route Map:

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Frontier to restore some routes from Denver

Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N338FR (msn 8402) (North, the Harp Seal) PHL (Tony Storck). Image: 944794.

Frontier Airlines has announced the addition of new non-stop service from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), and Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, Conn. Service will begin in March 2019.

Following is a summary of the new service:

DENVER (DEN) to/from BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON (BWI)

Depart DEN 12:35 p.m. Arrive BWI: 6:07 p.m.

Depart BWI: 6:57 p.m. Arrive DEN: 9:09 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Service Start: March 14, 2019

Seasonal

DENVER (DEN) to/from FORT LAUDERDALE (FLL)

Depart DEN 11:51 p.m. Arrive FLL: 5:47 a.m.

Depart FLL: 7:30 a.m. Arrive DEN: 10:01 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Daily

Service Start: March 14, 2019

Seasonal

DENVER (DEN) to/from HARTFORD (BDL)

Depart DEN: 7:00 a.m. Arrive BDL: 12:50 p.m.

Depart BDL: 1:40 p.m. Arrive DEN: 4:07 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: March 28, 2019

Seasonal

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N338FR (msn 8402) (North, the Harp Seal) PHL (Tony Storck). Image: 944794.

Frontier aircraft slide show:

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Airbus delivers 100th A320 Family aircraft assembled in the U.S.

Airbus has delivered its 100th aircraft from the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. The A320neo, serial number (MSN) 8580, was delivered to Frontier Airlines. The aircraft features two horses, Meadow and West, on its tailplane.

Airbus’ Mobile facility is delivering four A320 Family aircraft per month and has delivered to eight U.S.-based customers thus far, including Air Lease Corporation, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines.

Airbus has three other A320 Family production facilities around the world: Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; and Toulouse, France.

Photo: Airbus.

Air Lease Corporation announces delivery of one New Airbus A321-200 with Frontier Airlines

Air Lease Corporation on November 29 announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200 aircraft on long-term lease to Frontier Airlines.

Featuring CFM International CFM56-5B3/3 engines, this A321-200 is the first of two A321-200 aircraft confirmed to deliver to Frontier Airlines from ALC’s order book with Airbus. Traditional to Frontier Airlines, this A321-200 aircraft will unveil a new special livery with a “Xavier, The Mountain Goat” animal tail.

This A321-200 aircraft joins two A320-200 aircraft currently on long-term lease to Frontier from ALC. The second new A321-200 aircraft from ALC is set to deliver to Frontier Airlines in December 2018.

Frontier flight 260 returns to Las Vegas after engine cowling rips off

Frontier Airlines flight 260 from Las Vegas to Tampa on Friday, November 30 with 166 passengers and crew members had to return to LAS after there was an issue with the right engine.

The aircraft involved was N227FR.

Frontier confirmed the engine cowling “came loose and separated from the aircraft”.

The Airbus A320 landed safely.

Passengers with window seats on the right side had this view.

Photo: Dan Ponce on Twitter.

Frontier flight attendants vote to authorize a strike

Frontier Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 99 percent to authorize a strike.

“Frontier Flight Attendants sent a strong message today that we are united in our fight for the contract we have earned,” said Jennifer Sala, AFA Frontier President.“We are ready to do whatever it takes to get the contract we deserve.”

Frontier Flight Attendants have picketed at Frontier-hub airports over the last six months. Frontier Pilots recently announced a tentative agreement, but Flight Attendants still face labor unrest.

Negotiations are overseen by the National Mediation Board and are scheduled to continue at the end of November. Lack of progress could lead to the National Mediation Board (NMB) declaring that negotiations are deadlocked and releasing both parties into a 30-day “cooling off” period leading to a strike deadline. AFA has a trademarked strike strategy known as CHAOS or Create Havoc Around Our System™. With CHAOS, a strike could affect the entire system or a single flight. The union decides when, where and how to strike without notice to management or passengers.