Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for 10 A321 and two A320 aircraft with Airbus. All 12 aircraft are current engine option (ceo) aircraft. This is the second time in less than a year that the airline has ordered the A321, the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family.
Each of the newly ordered planes will feature lightweight composite sharklets. Including this order announced today, Frontier has a backlog of 101 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. Their current in-service fleet consists of 55 A320 Family aircraft (34 A319s and 21 A320s).
Frontier took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001 and has since transformed into an all-Airbus, all-A320 Family fleet, allowing the airline to optimize efficiency and economy by streamlining crew training and maintenance operations.
Featured image: Computer rendering of the A321 in Frontier livery (Image © Fixion GWLNSOD / Airbus)