Frontier Airlines Appoints Barry L. Biffle as President and Chief Executive Officer
Biffle to Join Company's Board of Directors
Frontier Airlines today announced the appointment of Barry L. Biffle as president and chief executive officer of the airline. Biffle has also been named as a member of the airline’s Board of Directors.
“Under Barry’s executive leadership, Frontier has made significant progress in its operational, financial and customer service performance over the last year,” said Bill Franke, chairman of the board of Frontier and managing partner of Indigo Partners, Frontier’s controlling shareholder. “The Board and I want to recognize the progress Barry has made in helping to build Frontier into a successful ultra-low cost carrier. With Barry’s continued leadership, we are committed to creating the most customer-friendly and focused ultra-low cost airline serving North America.”
“I’m excited about this opportunity provided by the Board of Directors and the confidence it places in our management team. I am also proud of what we have accomplished as Team Frontier. Our entire Frontier family has done a tremendous job over the past two years in restructuring and refocusing Frontier to the success it is today. With the team we have at Frontier, we are on the right path to become the premier ultra-low cost airline,” said Biffle.
Before joining Frontier, Biffle focused on pioneering the ULCC model’s development in North and South America. He served as CEO of VivaColombia, the first ULCC in South America. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president of Spirit Airlines where he played a key role in the financial turn-around and development of the company. Biffle also held several management positions with US Airways and AMR where he began his airline career. Biffle holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.
Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 100 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 43 percent fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines’ 2019 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline. Frontier is also committed to families enabling children 14 years and younger to fly free through the airline’s Discount Den travel club on qualifying flights. With approximately 140 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.