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Encyclopedia > Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines
IATA
F9
ICAO
FFT
Callsign
FRONTIER FLIGHT
Founded 1994
Hubs
Frequent flyer program EarlyReturns
Fleet size 62
Destinations 60
Parent company Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Company slogan "A Whole Different Animal"
Headquarters Denver, Colorado, USA
Key people Sean Menke
(President and CEO)
D. Dale Browning (Chairman)
Website: www.frontierairlines.com

Frontier Airlines, Inc. is a low-cost airline based at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, USA. The carrier operates flights throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.[1] Frontier is a major low-cost airline with two thirds of its US destinations west of the Mississippi River. The carrier maintains its sole hub at Denver International Airport, and provides regional service to the surrounding Rocky Mountain States through a code-share agreement with Great Lakes Airlines. Image File history File links Acap. ... Frontier Airlines was formed by a merger of Arizona Airways, Challenger Airlines, and Monarch Airlines on June 1, 1950, with headquarters at Stapleton Field in Denver, Colorado. ... Frontier Flying Service is an airline based in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. It operates an extensive network of year-round scheduled commuter services and postal services to Alaska bush communities, primarily north of Fairbanks, as well as charter services to the lower 48 and Canada. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... KDEN redirects here. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... This article is about the company founded in 1994. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... KDEN redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... KDEN redirects here. ... The Mountain states. ... Great Lakes Airlines, formerly Great Lakes Aviation, is an American airline based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. It is a regional airline operating domestic scheduled and charter services. ...


In March 2007, Republic Airlines slowly began replacing Horizon Air as the operator of their feeder service, Frontier Airlines operated by Republic Airlines; Frontier JetExpress, which was operated by Horizon Air, ceased operations on November 30, 2007. In April 2008, Frontier and Republic terminated their agreement and Republic withdraw its aircraft from Frontier service on June 23, 2008.[2] This article is about the Republic Airlines that is currently operating. ... Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On April 10, 2008, Frontier announced that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to its credit card processor, First Data, attempting to withhold significant proceeds from ticket sales. First Data suddenly decided that it would withhold 100% of the carrier's proceeds from ticket sales beginning May 1.[3] According to Frontier's press release, "This change in practice would have represented a material change to our cash forecasts and business plan. Unchecked, it would have put severe restraints on Frontier's liquidity..." Its operation continues uninterrupted, though, as Chapter 11 bankruptcy protects the corporation's assets and allows restructuring to ensure long-term viability. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Chapter 11 is a part of the United States Code dealing with bankruptcy. ... First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) is a payment processing company based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Frontier Airlines was founded in 1994 by a group that included executives of a previous incarnation of Frontier Airlines.[4] Scheduled flights began in 1994 utilizing Boeing 737 aircraft. Like the original, Frontier flies out of Denver and competes with United Airlines and its subsidiary Ted, each of which use Denver as a hub. In the late 1990s, Frontier began purchasing Airbus aircraft and offering DirecTV in-flight television on its new aircraft. Frontier Airlines was the launch customer[5] of the Airbus A318 in 2003. In mid-April 2005, Frontier officially became an all-Airbus fleet, retiring its last 737. Frontier Airlines was formed by a merger of Arizona Airways, Challenger Airlines, and Monarch Airlines on June 1, 1950, with headquarters at Stapleton Field in Denver, Colorado. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Ted is one of two airline divisional brands of United Airlines similiar in concept to the Delta Shuttle or the US Airways Shuttle, however specifically targeted in the United case to compete effectively in the low cost airline market. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ...

"Stan" the Ram (N942FR) Airbus A319
"Stan" the Ram (N942FR) Airbus A319

As part of its plan to stay competitive the company underwent a reorganization early in 2006. On April 3, 2006 Frontier created Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. (FRNT), a holding company incorporated in Delaware to take advantage of favorable tax laws in that state. The corporate headquarters did not leave Colorado.[6] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 397 pixel Image in higher resolution (2868 × 1424 pixel, file size: 280 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontier Airlines User... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 397 pixel Image in higher resolution (2868 × 1424 pixel, file size: 280 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontier Airlines User... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ...


In November 2006, Frontier Airlines partnered with AirTran Airways, allowing frequent fliers to earn airline miles in its EarlyReturns frequent flyer program, or AirTran's A+ frequent flyer program. In addition, the airlines refer customers to each other when appropriate. AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. ...


On January 24, 2007, Frontier was designated as a major carrier by the United States Department of Transportation.[7] is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Major carrier or Major Airline is a designation given by the United States Department of Transportation to U.S.-based airlines that post more than $1 billion in revenue during a fiscal year. ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. ...


On April 10, 2008 Frontier Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Maintenance awards

Frontier has been awarded the FAA Diamond award for nine years straight, from 1999 through 2008. The Diamond award recognizes carriers whose mechanics and maintenance staff complete additional training and certifications beyond that required for normal FAA certification. In order to receive this award, a minimum of 25 percent of an airline's mechanics and maintenance staff must complete this additional training. Frontier is the only airline to have consecutively received this award for the last seven years, as well as the only airline to ever receive this award with 100% participation from its maintenance staff. Frontier's staff has maintained 100% participation for the last seven consecutive years during which it has earned this award.[8]


Route structure

Unlike some low-cost carriers, Frontier operates a hub and spoke route system, with more than 90% of flights originating or arriving at its Denver hub. While the hub system can move people efficiently, it is also dependent on critical coordination at a single point. Hub-and-spoke systems like Frontier's, however, can simplify passenger connections. Long-distance itineraries between Frontier cities generally require no more than one connection (usually in Denver), whereas a linear carrier may require multiple connections to span a long distance. Hub-and-spoke systems can also simplify maintenance, as all aircraft transit a hub frequently. The Spoke-hub distribution paradigm derives its name from a bicycle wheel, which consists of a number of spokes jutting outward from a central hub. ...


The vast majority of Frontier flights operate through its hub in Denver. Frontier's Denver operations utilize the majority of gates on Concourse A; the airline operates out of 24 of Concourse A's 37 gates. Frontier did attempt to establish a focus city at Los Angeles International Airport during 2004, but retreated under heavy competition and the sudden spike in fuel prices at the time. In June 2006, Frontier returned to the California market with five daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as daily non-stop service linking San Francisco to Las Vegas. However, these routes were short-lived and eventually discontinued in July 2007. Internationally, the airline does offer a number of routes to Mexican destinations that do not begin or end at Denver. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Frontier has deferred expansion in the competitive East Coast cities such as Boston and Pittsburgh, but otherwise is expanding outside the US in Mexico and Canada. The airline recently dropped seasonal service to Calgary with Frontier JetExpress, but continues mainline service to Vancouver, BC The carrier serves six Florida tourist destinations and the business essential cities of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC along the East Coast, and has recently commenced new non-stop service between Denver and Hartford, CT. The remaining Eastern interior city destinations are in the Midwest along with Atlanta, Memphis, and Nashville in the South. Contrary to Southwest Airlines, Frontier uses only one alternative airport in the East with the Akron-Canton Regional Airport, which services the Cleveland and Pittsburgh markets. Service to Memphis began on May 12, 2007 from Denver, Orlando, and Las Vegas. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... A mainline flight is one that is operated by an airliners main operating unit, rather than by its regional alliance, regional code-share or regional subsidiary. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Hartford is the capital of the state of Connecticut, in Hartford County. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American airline. ... FAA diagram of Akron-Canton Airport Akron-Canton Airport (IATA: CAK, ICAO: KCAK) is a commercial Class C airport located in southern Summit County, Ohio (a very small portion of both runways extend into Stark County,) roughly 10 miles southeast of Akron, Ohio, and roughly 10 miles northwest of Canton... Cleveland redirects here. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Orlando redirects here. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


On May 22, 2007, the airline announced its schedule for service to its fourth country, Costa Rica. Frontier began operating to San José four times per week from its hub in Denver on November 30, 2007. This marks Frontier's first entry into Central America. Early 2008, frequency was increased to five times per week and will become seasonal, not operating from mid-September until mid-December. is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On June 25, 2008, Frontier announced it would be cutting 21 of its daily departures, effective late August. Some routes are eliminated, some are temporarily halted until spring, and some are reduced in frequency.[9] is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Regional carriers

Frontier JetExpress

In February 2002, the airline launched its first "express" product, Frontier JetExpress, initially operated by Mesa Airlines using CRJ-200 regional jets. Similar to "express" operations of other carriers, Frontier JetExpress is targeted for markets to and from Denver that do not generate traffic sufficient to support Frontier's smallest mainline jet, the Airbus A318, but can still offer lucrative business with a smaller jet. Mesa Airlines is an American regional airline based in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a small Canadian airliner based originally on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...


The initial JetExpress partnership with Mesa ended in January 2004, when Horizon Air was selected to operate the routes. Horizon utilized slightly larger CRJ-700 aircraft on these routes. In August 2006, Frontier and Horizon announced that their partnership would end[10]. While Frontier was generally pleased with Horizon's operation, the carrier decided that it needed to revisit the agreement and find a provider with additional regional jets to grow the operation. The last of the CRJ-700's was returned to the Horizon Air fleet on November 30, 2007. Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... The Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 are regional airliners based on the successful Bombardier CRJ200. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On January 11, 2007, Frontier Airlines announced it had signed an 11-year service agreement with Republic Airlines. Under the agreement, Republic was to operate 17, 76-seat Embraer 170 aircraft for the former Frontier JetExpress operations. At the time the contract was cancelled in April 2008, Republic Airlines operated 11 aircraft for Frontier Airlines, with the remaining 6 aircraft expected to join the fleet by December 2008. With the integration of Republic aircraft, the 'JetExpress' denotation was been removed. Subsequent to the cessation of Horizon's services for Frontier in December 2007, all flights operated by Republic were sold and marketed as "Frontier Airlines, operated by Republic Airlines." The first market created specifically for the Embraer 170 was Louisville, KY, which began on April 1, 2007; Frontier Airlines has since announced that all service to Louisville will end in August 2008. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the Republic Airlines that is currently operating. ... The EMBRAER 190 initial flight The EMBRAER E-Jets are a series of twin-engine jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... The EMBRAER 190 initial flight The EMBRAER E-Jets are a series of twin-engine jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Flights operated by Republic Airlines offered in-flight snack and beverage services similar to Frontier's mainline flights. Unlike Frontier's aircraft and due to the nature of contracting with regional carriers, these aircraft were not fitted with LiveTV. LiveTV is the leading provider of innovative, low-cost in-flight entertainment products and services to commercial aircraft markets worldwide. ...


Lynx Aviation

Main article: Lynx Aviation (United States)

On September 6, 2006, Frontier announced that a new division of the holding company known as Lynx Aviation, would operate 10 Bombardier Q400 aircraft beginning in May 2007.[11] On December 5, 2007, Lynx Aviation received its operating certificate from the FAA. Lynx began passenger operations on the morning of December 7, 2007. is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada Dash 8 is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Destinations

Frontier Airlines currently flies to 60 destinations throughout Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States. Upcoming schedule changes include the discontinuation of service to Louisville, Kentucky on August 26, and Hartford on September 4, 2008. These schedule changes will decrease Frontier's destination count to 58. // This is a list of destinations that Frontier Airlines currently serves (As of May 2008). ... Louisville redirects here. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hartford redirects here. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discontinued routes

  • Daily nonstop service between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Denver, CO (DEN) ends August 26, 2008[12]
  • Daily nonstop service between Hartford, CT (BDL) and Denver, CO (DEN) ends September 4, 2008[13]

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Mexico service

Prior to 2008, Frontier Airlines offered extensive service to Mexican resort cities. Even with the airline's recent discontinuation of several point-to-point routes in Mexico, Frontier still maintains a substantial presence in Mexico. From Denver, Frontier flies to Cabo San Lucas, Cancún, Cozumel, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta Cabo is well known for its pristine beaches. ... Location of Cancún Location of Cancún Coordinates: , Country Mexico State Municipality Benito Juárez Foundation April 20, 1970 Government  - Mayor Francisco Antonio Alor Quezada (PRI) Highest elevation 10 m (30 ft) Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft) Population (2005)  - Total 572,973  - Demonym Cancunense Time zone CST (UTC... Cozumel (Mayan: Island of the Swallows) (Kùutsmil in Modern Maya) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. ... Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Mazatlán Government  - Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna Area  - Municipality 3,068. ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Oceans Bahía de Banderas. ...


At one time, Frontier maintained two focus cities in Mexico; one at Cabo San Lucas' Los Cabos International Airport, and the other at Cancún's Cancún International Airport. As of June 2008, Frontier offers point-to-point nonstop service from Cancún to Kansas City and Salt Lake City, in addition to the airline's Denver hub. In cooperation with Apple Vacations, Frontier offers non-stop, weekend-only charter service between Chicago's Midway Airport and Cancún, and Saturday-only service between Denver and Huatulco, Mexico. In cooperation with MLT Worry Free Vacations, Frontier also offers non-stop twice weekly scheduled charter service between both Dallas/Ft Worth and Denver to Cancún. Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the fifth most important airport in Mexico located at San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. ... Cancún International Airport (IATA: CUN, ICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated...


At its peak, Frontier served 21 routes between 12 U.S. gateways and 8 destinations in Mexico (excluding Apple Vacations Charters). The expansion included routes from California, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin to Mexico.


In recent months, Frontier has decided to terminate its Mexican point-to-point service, and by June 2008, will be left with only 8 routes between 3 U.S. gateways and 5 destinations in Mexico (excluding Apple Vacations Charters).


Codeshare agreements

Frontier Airlines has a codeshare agreement with the following airline:

Great Lakes Airlines, formerly Great Lakes Aviation, is an American airline based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. It is a regional airline operating domestic scheduled and charter services. ... KDEN redirects here. ... PHX redirects here. ...

Fleet

"Grizwald" the Grizzly Bear (N801FR) Airbus A318
"Grizwald" the Grizzly Bear (N801FR) Airbus A318

In July of 2003, Frontier Airlines became the world's first airline to operate the A318 aircraft. The Frontier Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft as of June 2008:[8] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Frontier Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Airbus A318-110 11 114 (cloth)
118 (leather)
Launch customer
Selling two aircraft[14]
Airbus A319-100 49 132 (cloth)
136 (leather)
Selling two aircraft[15]
Airbus A320-200 2
(8 orders)
162
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 10 74 Operated by: Lynx Aviation

As of June 2008, Frontier's average fleet age was 4.1 years.[16] The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada Dash 8 is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. ...


Livery

Row of Frontier Airplanes at DEN
Row of Frontier Airplanes at DEN
"Woody" the Wood Duck (N902FR) Airbus A319
"Woody" the Wood Duck (N902FR) Airbus A319
"Sarge" the Bald Eagle (N932FR) Airbus A319
"Sarge" the Bald Eagle (N932FR) Airbus A319
"Perry" the Horned Puffin (N946FR) Airbus A319
"Perry" the Horned Puffin (N946FR) Airbus A319
Close-up of the tail of one of Frontier's newest Airbus A318s, N809FR. This aircraft, features "Spike" the Porcupine.
Close-up of the tail of one of Frontier's newest Airbus A318s, N809FR. This aircraft, features "Spike" the Porcupine.

The Frontier Airlines livery consists of an all-white fuselage with silver billboard-style "Frontier" titles on the sides of the aircraft. Frontier uses wildlife photography on the vertical stabilizers and winglets of the aircraft to produce a distinctive look, touted in their advertisements along with their slogan: "A Whole Different Animal". Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2580 × 1932 pixel, file size: 848 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Row of Frontier Airplanes at Denver International Airport File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2580 × 1932 pixel, file size: 848 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Row of Frontier Airplanes at Denver International Airport File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 934 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontier Airlines Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 934 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontier Airlines Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 741 KB) Summary Airbus A319 at Denver International Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontier Airlines Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 741 KB) Summary Airbus A319 at Denver International Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontier Airlines Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ...


The concepts used in the livery extend into Frontier’s marketing as well. Animal aircraft used in their radio and television commercials include Jack the rabbit, Grizwald the bear, Foxy the fox (for whom Jack has a crush), Flip the dolphin (who always gets stuck going to Chicago rather than the warmer climates the others are going to), Larry the lynx, Hector the sea otter, and Sal the cougar. New additions are Penguins Jim, Joe, Jay, and Gary, a barbershop-style quartet, singing the praises of EarlyReturns to an audience of Frontier’s well-known characters from the "a whole different animal" campaign, and Hector the otter, advertising Frontier's expanded service to Mexico.


Tail art and names

Each animal on the tail of a Frontier Airlines Airbus and Lynx Aviation Q400 has a name, the most famous being "Larry the Lynx," "Grizwald the Bear," "Jack the Rabbit", "Flip the Dolphin", "Hector the Sea Otter", and "Jim, Joe, Jay, and Gary the Penguins" for being heavily featured in Frontier advertising. When Frontier was promoting its then-new Mexico service, the airline launched its "Send Flip to Mexico" campaign, and Frontier's "Denver's Favorite Animal" campaign continues to shine attention upon their popular tails.


The names of all the tails are:


Airbus A318

Airbus A319

Airbus A320

Bombardier Q400

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Cabin

Frontier offers a single class of service. While Frontier does market itself as a low-cost carrier, it differentiates itself in the market by offering LiveTV, an in-seat satellite television service, for five dollars on all domestic flights, and in-seat movies for eight dollars. LiveTV service is complimentary on all international flights south of the U.S. border, as well as on all flights to/from Anchorage, Alaska (ANC). With the addition of aircraft to the fleet in June 2007, Frontier has begun a transition to incorporate an all-leather seat interior and the addition of four more seats in each aircraft. Along with the seat replacement project, Frontier is also adding in-flight text messaging and e-mail on all Airbus flights.[17] LiveTV is the leading provider of innovative, low-cost in-flight entertainment products and services to commercial aircraft markets worldwide. ...


Beginning April 28, 2008, Frontier began offering Grizwald's Gourmet Cafe. This service provides passengers with a variety of snack options available for purchase for $3.00. They include cranberry trail mix, nacho cheese chips, granola, and mixed nuts. And beginning May 1, 2008, the LiveTV price structure changed; for short-haul, international, and Anchorage flights, LiveTV now costs $3.99. All other flights LiveTV cost $5.99. Movies have maintained their cost of $8.00. Also, effective July 1, 2008, the cost for beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages will increase to $6.00. is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Frontier was one of the first carriers to offer a virtual "mall", allowing passengers to spend accrued miles on merchandise and unique services. Frontier is not a member of any of the major air carrier alliances.


EarlyReturns

EarlyReturns is Frontier Airlines frequent flier program. It is a mileage-based program that contains three levels. Upon enrolling, members start at the first level, Base, and accrue miles commensurate with actual air miles traveled on Frontier or partner airline AirTran. Once a member accumulates 15,000 miles in a calendar year, they reach the Ascent level and receive free DIRECTV service, priority boarding and ticketing, priority seat assignments, a 25% mileage bonus in addition to miles accrued, and other perks. The third level, Summit, is awarded for the accrual of 25,000 miles in a calendar year and adds a 50% mileage bonus in addition to miles accrued on each flight. Besides receiving the same benefits as Ascent members, Summit members also receive complimentary alcoholic beverages.[18] Free round trip tickets between all destinations in the contiguous U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Canada require 15,000 miles, and round trip award tickets to and from Anchorage, Alaska and all Mexican destinations require 25,000 miles, Costa Rica requires 35,000 miles.[19] A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ...


References

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 85. 
  2. ^ Leavitt, Noelle. "Republic Airways wants $260M after Frontier cancels contract", Denver Business Journal, 2008-04-23. Retrieved on 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ Leavitt, Noelle; McGaw, Renee. "First Data offers regrets about Frontier Airlines", Denver Business Journal, 2008-04-11. Retrieved on 2008-04-10. 
  4. ^ Our History - Frontier Airlines
  5. ^ A318 is certificated as newest and smallest Airbus aircraft
  6. ^ "Frontier Airlines Fact Sheet", Frontier Airlines. Retrieved on 2006-11-01. 
  7. ^ Frontier Airlines is a Major Carrier.
  8. ^ a b Frontier Airlines Fleet Information
  9. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_9695060
  10. ^ Frontier JetExpress ends
  11. ^ Yamanouchi, Kelly. "Frontier thinking small to go bigger", Denver Post, 2006-09-06. Retrieved on 2006-09-07. 
  12. ^ F9 Drops SDF Reduces PHL/LGA. Airliners.net. Retrieved on 2008-06-20.
  13. ^ Reduced Flights, Funds Smack Bradley. Hartford Business Journal. Retrieved on 2008-03-29.
  14. ^ Frontier Airlines Secures Buyers For 2 A318/2 A319 Aircraft (Official Press Release: March 20, 2008)
  15. ^ Frontier Airlines Secures Buyers For 2 A318/2 A319 Aircraft (Official Press Release: March 20, 2008)
  16. ^ Frontier Airlines Fleet Age
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ As of January 30, 2008, Summit elite members also receive a one-year complimentary membership to the Clear Registered Traveler Program. Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns Tier Levels
  19. ^ Frontier Airlines mileage redemption

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