• Joe Breitfeller

Frontier Airlines Marks the Opening of New Crew Base at Tampa International Airport in Florida

Frontier Airlines has opened their new crew base at Tampa International Airport in Florida. During 2021, the base will employ approximately 140 pilots and 250 flight attendants, with that number expected to increase in the future.


Frontier Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Frontier Airlines/Airbus

On Tuesday (May 25, 2021), Frontier Airlines announced the opening of their new crew base at Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Florida. For 2021, the base will employ around 140 pilots and 250 flight attendants, with an expansion expected in the future. Currently, Frontier offers 21 nonstop routes from TPA along with a wide range of connections throughout the airline’s domestic and international network. In total, Frontier serves over 100 destinations and the carrier has 149 new aircraft on order which are expected to enter the fleet between now and 2028.


In Tuesday’s announcement, Frontier Airlines’ Senior Vice President – Customers, Jake Filene, said,

“Tampa has become such an increasingly important part of our route network and, as our company continues to grow, along with the number of destinations we serve from TPA, it made perfect sense to establish a base here. This is a happy day for many of our flight attendants and pilots who have been hoping we would establish a base in Tampa for some time given its attractiveness as a place to call home. We would like to extend our thanks to our partners at Tampa International Airport, Tampa and state leaders, and all of our loyal customers for their continued support. We are extremely pleased to bring additional economic benefit to the Tampa Bay area through the establishment of our new crew base.”


Also commenting on today’s base opening, Tampa International Airport’s CEO, Joe Lopano, added,


“Frontier has been an important part of Tampa International Airport’s growth in recent years and we’re beyond excited to see our ties continue to deepen. This new crew base is a win for Frontier's pilots, flight attendants, our Airport and the Tampa Bay region.”


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 149 new Airbus aircraft on order, which will continue to deliver on their mission of providing affordable travel across America.



Source: Frontier Airlines