Denver, Colorado (U.S.) 28 December 2017 – As part of last month’s announcement of Airbus’ largest commitment to date, Frontier Airlines has signed a firm order for 100 A320neo and 34 A321neo aircraft. The order is part of the $49.5 billion, 430-plane deal with Indigo Partners announced at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. Besides the Frontier order, an additional 296 A320neo Family aircraft are being ordered by Indigo’s other portfolio airlines: JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary).
“Today’s signing of the firm order for 134 aircraft brings our current orderbook to 199 aircraft and further strengthens our long-standing relationship with Airbus,” said Barry Biffle, president and chief executive officer for Frontier Airlines. “The A320 Family aircraft paves the way for us to continue to grow and modernize our fleet while helping us deliver on our mission to provide affordable travel across America."
“It’s been just over a year since Frontier took home its first A320neo, and this new order is a clear indicator that the aircraft has proven itself a worthy addition to the airline’s fleet and a perfect fit for their economic and growth requirements,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “Our A320neo Family continues to take by storm the global single-aisle market, just as the original A320 Family did upon its introduction. Airbus’ evolution and optimization of its products keep our customers coming back to order the best and newest aircraft available.”
Deliveries of the newly ordered aircraft for Frontier Airlines will begin in 2021. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection for the fleet addition. Frontier currently flies an all-Airbus fleet, comprised of neo and ceo versions of the A320 Family. This new order marks the first order of A321neo aircraft by Frontier. The additional 134 aircraft will grow Frontier’s overall fleet substantially, helping to feed the airline’s aspiration to be the leading ultra-low-cost carrier in North America.
Frontier took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001, beginning its transformation into an all-Airbus operator. With this new order, Frontier has more than doubled its order book for the A320 Family, which now totals 199 aircraft.