Frontier Airlines Announces Arrival of New A320 AircraftFirst of Three A320s Arriving This Spring
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: RJET) today announced the arrival of its newest Airbus A320 aircraft. The 162-seat aircraft arrived in the Denver-based carrier's hub from Hamburg, Germany earlier this afternoon with Ozzy the orca on the tail. This is the first of three new A320 aircraft arriving this spring.
"This marks a period of substantial growth for Frontier Airlines," said Daniel Shurz, VP of strategy and planning. "With the addition of these three new aircraft, we are launching ten new destinations out of our Denver hub this spring and we'll increase capacity in several markets with the addition of A320 service."
The ten new markets were announced in late February, with service beginning as early as April 19. The new markets include; Branson, Mo. (BKG); Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI); Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR); Green Bay, Wis. (GRB); Long Beach, Calif. (LGB); Louisville, Ky. (SDF); Madison, Wis. (MSN); Newport News/Williamsburg, Va. (PHF); New Orleans (MSY); and Santa Barbara, Calif. (SBA).
Several of Frontier's current destinations will see an increase in capacity with the addition of A320 service on at least one of their daily roundtrip flights. These markets include Akron/Canton, Ohio (CAK); Dayton, Ohio (DAY); New York, New York-LaGuardia (LGA); Portland, Ore. (PDX); and Seattle/Tacoma (SEA).
The Airbus A320 aircraft has 162 leather seats in a three-by-three configuration with DIRECTV® in every seatback. Each aircraft has four rows of STRETCH seating, which provides an additional five inches of comfy legroom. With the delivery of the remaining two A320s, Frontier will operate a total of 54 Airbus aircraft made up of nine A318s, 38 A319s and seven A320s.
For more information, please visit www.FrontierAirlines.com.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Inc, an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Midwest Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 16th year of operations, Frontier is the second-largest carrier at Denver International Airport, employing nearly 6,000 aviation professionals. Frontier is made up of one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America offering 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. Frontier offers routes to 60 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica. In addition, Frontier and Midwest have a codeshare partnership that allows passengers of both airlines access to more than 70 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica.
For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, please visit its Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.
Posted: April 1, 2010
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