Posted on: 19 January 2011 by Mark Howells
AWAS has delivered a new Airbus A320-200 to Frontier Airlines, the first of three it has contracted to lease to the airline.
The second and third A320s will be delivered in March and June, respectively. This first delivery marks the beginning of a new relationship between Frontier, its parent company Republic Airways Holdings, and AWAS.
“We are very pleased to be receiving this new Airbus A320 which will support our previously announced fleet-optimisation plan, and we look forward to a long-term relationship with AWAS,” remarked Daniel Shurz, vice-president of strategy and planning at Frontier. “This aircraft, along with the additional two we will receive this spring from AWAS, will help us to concurrently drive net capacity increases along with unit cost reductions. As a result, Frontier will become even more competitive as we head into the busy spring and summer travel season.”
“AWAS is very excited to add Frontier Airlines as a customer,” commented Doug Winter, head of sales, AWAS. “Additionally we are very pleased to recognise that this is the first CFM-powered aircraft to deliver from our new order stream.”