Posted on: 24 November 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Frontier Airlines has ordered 9 Airbus A321ceos to complement its existing fleet of 35 A319ceo and 20 A320ceo aircraft.
Frontier began its transition to an all Airbus fleet in 2001. The airline now has a backlog of 89 Airbus single-aisle aircraft, since its order backlog already consisted of 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft.
“We continue to come back for more A320 family aircraft because they fulfil our mission of providing low fares through low operating costs,” noted David Siegel, Frontier Airlines' CEO. “The A321 is a natural fit with our unique brand of ‘Low Fares, Done Right’ and will continue to help meet our customers’ expectations for a safe and reliable travel experience while allowing us to provide low fare service to more of the country.”
Frontier is yet to reveal its engine selection or the seating configuration for its new A321s, but it will offer Airbus’s 18” wide seats in economy.