Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has 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 US$28 million (£21 million) in annual economic benefit from new wages alone.”
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.