Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today announced it has accepted delivery of its 16th Airbus A319. The airline purchased the 132-seat Airbus A319 with financing led by Credit Agricole Indosuez (CAI) with Deutsche Verkehrs Bank and HypoVereins Bank acting as participants. With today`s announcement, Frontierå‘s fleet consists of 17 737-300s, four 737-200s and 16 Airbus A319s, for a total of 37 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 snowy owl on each side of its tail and on its wingtips. The wildlife photo originally appeared on Frontier’s aircraft N270FL, a Boeing 737-200, and was taken by Robert Winslow of Durango, Colo.
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 39 cities. Frontier’s fleet consists of 37 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.” Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.