Frontier Airlines Marks the Opening of Tampa Crew Base
New Base at Tampa International Airport Will Employ 250 Flight Attendants
TAMPA – May 25, 2021 – Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines today officially marked the opening of its new crew base at Tampa International Airport (TPA). Approximately 250 flight attendants and 140 pilots will be based at TPA in 2021 with that number expected to increase in the future.
“Tampa has become such an increasingly important part of our route network and, as our company continues to grow, along with the number of destinations we serve from TPA, it made perfect sense to establish a base here,” said Jake Filene, SVP customers, Frontier Airlines. “This is a happy day for many of our flight attendants and pilots who have been hoping we would establish a base in Tampa for some time given its attractiveness as a place to call home.” Filene added, “We would like to extend our thanks to our partners at Tampa International Airport, Tampa and state leaders, and all of our loyal customers for their continued support. We are extremely pleased to bring additional economic benefit to the Tampa Bay area through the establishment of our new crew base.”
“Frontier has been an important part of Tampa International Airport’s growth in recent years and we’re beyond excited to see our ties continue to deepen,” said Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “This new crew base is a win for Frontier's pilots, flight attendants, our Airport and the Tampa Bay region."
Frontier currently offers 21 nonstop routes from Tampa International Airport with a wide range of additional flight connection opportunities within Frontier’s domestic and international network. The airline serves more than 100 destinations in total and has 149 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 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 150 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.