Posted on: 20 July 2010 by Mark Howells
Dublin-based lessor AWAS is to lease three new Airbus A320s to Frontier Airlines, with delivery set for 2011 in support of Frontier’s strategy of shifting its fleet to the A320 platform.
Frontier’s 162-seat A320 aircraft feature all-leather seating with DIRECTV service in every seatback. The carrier currently operates a total of 54 Airbus aircraft, seven of which are A320s.
“We’re delighted to add Frontier Airlines as a new customer to AWAS. They have one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America and we are pleased to play a role in their A320 fleet build-up,” stated Franklin Pray, president & CEO of AWAS. “This transaction builds on the broad success that we’ve achieved in placing equipment from our new aircraft orderbook.”
“The sourcing of these new A320s from AWAS is yet another step in the execution of our fleet optimisation plans. Frontier Airlines will become more competitive with a net capacity increase while achieving a reduction in unit costs,” added Bryan Bedford, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Republic Airways Holdings.