Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it has accepted delivery of its 14th Airbus A319. The airline entered into an aircraft lease agreement for the 132-seat Airbus A319 jet with GE Capital Aviation Services. With today`s announcement, Frontierå‘s fleet consists of 17 737-300s, five 737-200s and 14 Airbus A319s, for a total of 36 aircraft.
Each of Frontier’s aircraft features a unique wildlife theme on its tail, depicting animals native to the continental United States. The airline’s newest aircraft features a photo of a galloping horse on each side of its tail and on its wingtips. The wildlife photo originally appeared on Frontier’s aircraft EI-CHH, a Boeing 737-300, and was taken by Alan and Sandy Carey from Montana.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines employs approximately 3,000 aviation professionals and is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport. Frontier and its regional jet partner Frontier JetExpress offer service to 37 cities. Frontier’s fleet consists of 36 aircraft, which feature a single-class configuration. In 1999, 2000 and 2001, Frontier`s maintenance and engineering department received the Federal Aviation Administration`s highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs. In April 2002, Entrepreneur ranked Frontier one of two “Best Low-Fare Airlines,” and in September 2001, Fortune ranked Frontier 41st on its 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.