U.S. low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo jets.
The order represents the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 family.
Frontier Airlines currently flies an all-A320-family fleet of 35 A319s and 20 A320s. In addition, Frontier has 80 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft on order.
Including its November 24 order, Frontier has an order backlog of 89 Airbus single-aisle aircraft, according to the manufacturer.
The airline has not yet announced its engine selection or its planned seating configuration for its Airbus A321 jets. Nor has Airbus yet confirmed when Frontier is scheduled to take delivery of the nine jets.
Frontier began its transition to an all-Airbus fleet when it took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001.
“We continue to come back for more A320 Family aircraft because they fulfill our mission of providing low fares through low operating costs,” says David Siegel, Frontier Airlines’ CEO.
“The A321 is a natural fit with our unique brand of ‘Low Fares, Done Right’ and will continue to help meet our customers’ expectations for a safe and reliable travel experience while allowing us to provide low-fare service to more of the country,” adds Siegel.
To date, nearly 11,000 Airbus A320-family jets have been ordered. More than 6,200 have been delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide.
On average, an A320-family aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world every two seconds, according to the manufacturer.