Frontier Airlines takes delivery of 100th airliner

Editorial

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft to join its all-Airbus fleet. The A320neo was assembled in Mobile, Alabama and features a Gray Wolf on its tail with a starry night background.

“Taking delivery of the 100th Airbus aircraft in our fleet marks a tremendous milestone for our company,” said Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines. “We have significantly expanded our fleet in recent years as Frontier has continued to grow both domestically and internationally.” Frontier Airlines currently operates the largest A320neo fleet in the United States.

The Airbus A320neo (new engine option) is the latest enhancement to the A320 family, offering both greater fuel efficiency and noise reduction. Frontier currently has a total of 160 additional Airbus aircraft on order, scheduled for delivery between now and 2027.

The aircraft’s name, ‘Chinook the Gray Wolf,’ refers to a female wolf-dog hybrid that was rescued in 1993 just hours before she was to be put down. The wolf’s rescue led to the creation of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, located in Divide, Colorado. Chinook passed away in 2007, but her legacy continues to drive awareness and conservation efforts for the species.

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