Frontier plans to add crew bases in two Southeast cities

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Frontier plans to add crew bases in two Southeast cities

Frontier Airlines will open a crew base at Tampa airport in May. The carrier anticipates basing approximately 400 flight attendants and pilots in the

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Frontier Airlines will open a crew base at Tampa airport in May. The carrier anticipates basing approximately 400 flight attendants and pilots in the city by the end of the year.

The discount airline also said it intends to open a crew base at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport late this year.

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“Both markets have become increasingly important destinations for Frontier with anticipated growth in routes in and out of those cities during the course of 2021,” Frontier said.

According to Cirium data, Frontier is scheduled to fly 11 routes from Tampa this month, compared with 17 routes last February. From Atlanta, Frontier has six routes scheduled this month, down from 15 last February.

Overall, the airline is scheduled to fly 41.3% fewer flights this month than last February.

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Nevertheless, CEO Barry Biffle professed confidence for 2021.

“With our low-cost structure and focus on leisure travel, Frontier is exceptionally well positioned to increase operations this year and continue to expand in these two growing markets,” he said.

Frontier’s existing crew bases are in Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago and Philadelphia/Trenton.
 

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