Frontier Airlines receives A320neo aircraft from Airbus
US-based low-cost airline Frontier Airlines has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, which represents the first of the 80 aircraft delivered from Airbus.
The new aircraft will add to the carrier's current fleet comprising 64 Airbus aircraft with 30 A319s, 24 A320s and tenA321s, as well as a backlog of 18 A319neo, two A320ceo, 61 A320neo and six A321ceo aircraft from Airbus.
Frontier Airlines president and CEO Barry Biffle said: “The efficiency of the A320neo will help us lower costs even more and pass those savings along to our customers.”
The A320neo Family aircraft will be driven by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, which makes Frontier the first US airline to receive an A320neo fitted with CFM engine.
Each of the Frontier’s A320neo family aircraft will feature lightweight composite Sharklets, 94in-tall wing-tip devices, and new CFM’s LEAP-1A engines, providing double-digit improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The A320 family offers a comfortable single-aisle cabin with 18in wide seats.
Airbus has recently delivered the first A320neo aircraft to Mexico-based low-cost carrier Volaris.
Image: Frontier's first A320neo aircraft. Photo: courtesy of A. Doumenjou / master films via Airbus.