MIAMI — Tuesday morning, Airbus announced that Frontier Airlines placed an order for 12 Airbus A320 family aircraft. 10 of the orders are for the A321ceo while the remaining two are for the A320ceo.
With this order, Frontier now has 19 A321ceo aircraft on order as the airline placed its first order for the A321 less than a year ago. Plus, the order now brings the carrier’s backlog of Airbus aircraft up to 101.
Frontier Airlines currently has 34 A319s and 21 A320s in its fleet. It also has 18 A319neos, 4 A320ceos, 62 A320neos, and 19 A321ceos on order. The neo aircraft are expected to begin being delivered later in the decade.
“This announcement paves the way for us to grow, modernize and renew our fleet while helping us build a strong foundation for the future,” said Barry Biffle, President, Frontier Airlines. “We remain focused on our Low Fares Done Right business model for long-term success and we look forward to working with Airbus to achieve it.”
“With every flight of an Airbus aircraft, our customers gather feedback from their passengers and employees, and those customers become repeat customers when they realize the A320 Family optimizes every aspect an aircraft has to offer,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “As we have continued to evolve the efficiency of each of our aircraft families, customers such as Frontier have been paying attention, and know that growing their Airbus fleet is the best investment in their future.”