Posted on: 03 June 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Frontier Airlines has placed signed a firm purchase agreement for 10 A321ceo and two A320ceo aircraft, increasing its backlog to 101 single-aisle Airbus aircraft.“This announcement paves the way for us to grow, modernise and renew our fleet while helping us build a strong foundation for the future,” explained Barry Biffle, Frontier’s president. “We remain focused on our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ business model for long-term success and we look forward to working with Airbus to achieve it.”This is the second time in less than a year that the airline has ordered the A321. All the aircraft from both orders will be fitted with Sharklet wing tip devices.Frontier took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001 and has since transformed into an all-Airbus, all-A320 family fleet, allowing the airline to optimise efficiency and economy by streamlining crew training and maintenance operations. Its current in-service fleet consists of 55 aircraft (34 A319s and 21 A320s).