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Frontier Airlines Recounts a Remarkable Growth Story for 2021 Despite Ongoing Industry Challenges

During 2021, Frontier Airlines added 14 new A320neo Family aircraft, hired over 670 cabin crew members and more than 170 pilots, launched 132 routes to 21 new destinations, and added nine new countries to their route network.


Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Frontier Airlines

On Thursday (December 30, 2021), Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) recounted a remarkable growth story for 2021, despite the ongoing challenges of the second full year of the global COVID-19 pandemic and continued industry challenges. To start, he 27-year old Denver-based ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) completed an initial public offering and became a publicly traded company on April 1st, 2021. The carrier also added 14 new efficient Airbus A320neo aircraft, hired over 670 flight attendants and more than 170 pilots, launched 132 routes to 21 new destinations and added nine new countries to their route network. This year, Frontier also opened new bases in Tampa, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, the Frontier announced a new order for 91 Airbus A321neos, tripling the airline’s size by 2029.


In Thursday’s announcement, Frontier Airlines’ President and CEO, Barry Biffle, said,


“The Frontier team showed outstanding resilience and determination this year to accomplish unprecedented results. From becoming a publicly-traded company in April, to adding more than 130 routes and nearly ten international destinations to Frontier’s route network, and ordering 91 new Airbus A321neo aircraft, we’ve demonstrated the incredible growth our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ business model is capable of. As we look forward to 2022, we’re excited to continue this momentum with new, greener, aircraft joining our fleet, and many more exciting new route opportunities for our customers.”


During 2021, Frontier Airlines also strengthened their position as ‘America’s Greenest Airline’ through multiple strategic agreements, including a deal with Pratt & Whitney for ultra-efficient GTF engines to power 134 Airbus A320neos and the launch of 30 percent lighter Recaro seats on new aircraft.


Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” The Denver-based carrier operates over 110 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 around 230 new Airbus aircraft on order, which will help the airline continue to deliver on their mission of providing affordable travel across America.



Source: Frontier Airlines

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