Frontier Airlines removing 17 aircraft in late & 2012/2013


#1

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_Airlines

3 A318

2 A319

12 E-190

Whats the future for these planes?


#2

If the Airbusses are high cycle (approaching the 25,000 cycle lower wing skin AD), they’ll probably go to scrap. Some FFT Airbusses already have.


#3

It was always planned to retire the A318’s.

The E-190’s will definitely find a home somewhere (probably not in the US).

As F9 transitions to an ULCC model, the A319 and A320 are the best aircraft for them to use - costs on the E190 are too high.


#4

Don’t know about the 319 / 320 but 10 of the E-190s are returning to USAirways.