Frontier Airlines Marks the Opening of Atlanta Crew Base
New Base at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Will Employ More Than 400 Flight Crew Members Over the Next Year
ATLANTA – Oct. 26, 2021 – Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines today officially marked the opening of its new crew base at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). Frontier plans to grow the new base to 400 flight crew members, including pilots and flight attendants, over the next year.
“We’ve grown over 40% at ATL since 2019 and we now offer more than 30 nonstop routes including new international service to Cancun and Montego Bay starting next week, making Atlanta a significant operation for Frontier and we’re excited to further our commitment in the market with our newest crew base,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Air service is a significant economic driver for cities and we’re proud to contribute to Atlanta’s success through this expansion, including an additional $28 million in annual economic benefit from new wages alone. Moreover, we’re incredibly appreciative of the support from airport and city leadership, and most of all the members of the Greater Atlanta community who have welcomed Frontier’s uniquely affordable and friendly flying experience.”
“As the economic engine of the Southeast and the largest employer in the state of Georgia, Hartsfield-Jackson is thrilled to work with Frontier in expanding its employee base,” said Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari. “We are always excited for increased opportunities for our partners, and Frontier’s augmented employee force brings an increased economic impact to our city, the state, and the entire southeast region.”
Frontier currently offers 31 nonstop routes, including three international destinations, from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with a wide range of additional flight connection opportunities within Frontier’s domestic and international network. Atlanta has risen to become Frontier’s fifth largest airport by departures, with a 42% increase in available seats since 2019. Across its network, the airline serves more than 100 destinations in total and has approximately 140 new aircraft on order and scheduled to enter its fleet between now and 2028.
Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates 110 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 more than 230 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.