• Joe Breitfeller

Frontier Airlines Announces New Tampa Crew Base and Plans to Establish an Atlanta Base in Late 2021

Frontier’s new base at Tampa International Airport (TPA) will open in May 2021 and will initially support approximately 250 flight attendants and 140 pilots. The airline also announced their intention to open a base at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in late 2021.


Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Frontier Airlines/Airbus

On Thursday (February 4, 2021), Frontier Airlines announced the opening of a new crew base at Tampa International Airport (TPA) in May 2021. Initially, approximately 250 flight attendants and 140 pilots will be based at TPA. The carrier also plans on opening a new base at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in late 2021. Both markets have become increasingly important for Frontier and the airline anticipates growth in routes to/from these gateways this year. Currently, Frontier offers nearly 20 nonstop routes from Tampa and over 15 nonstop routes from Atlanta, with seamless onward connections throughout their domestic and international network. In Thursday’s announcement, Frontier Airlines’ President and CEO, Barry Biffle, said,


“With our low-cost structure and focus on leisure travel, Frontier is exceptionally well positioned to increase operations this year and continue to expand in these two growing markets. We anticipate that nearly 400 Frontier crew members will be based in Tampa by the end of 2021. Atlanta is also on the radar for later this year and those details will become more solidified as things progress. Any time we add a new crew base, it is an indicator of continued growth for our airline and also welcomed news for our crew members, who gain a new home base option, and local communities that reap the economic benefits.”


Frontier Airlines is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” The Denver-based carrier operates over 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and has the largest Airbus A320neo fleet in the U.S., delivering the highest level of fuel-efficiency and noise footprint reduction compared to previous generation models. Frontier offers customers the ability to customize travel to their needs and budget, including base fares, a-la-carte options and one low-priced bundle called the WORKS. Frontier’s commitment to families includes their ‘Discount Den’ travel club which allows children 14 years and younger to fly free on qualifying flights. The airline’s family friendly FRONTIER Miles loyalty program allows guests to earn one mile for every mile flown and permits the family pooling of miles, making it easier to earn rewards. Frontier currently has 150 new Airbus aircraft on order, which will continue to deliver on their mission of providing affordable travel across America.



Source: Frontier Airlines