Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5266 posts, RR: 63 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3851 times:
Frontier Airlines has announced that it signed an LOI for 19 A319 aircraft and 23 options which can be taken on other members of the A320 family. Deliveries would run from 2004 to 2008. In addition, Frontier will lease 14 A319.
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ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3439 times:
Excellent job, Frontier Airlines! Go get'em with adds new Airbus A319 and expansion of those new route out of DEN hub soon. I see with those pictures inside with cabin shot. It was really look like as jetBlue LiveTV, too.
Capt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3148 times:
i think it's great. i live in boston, and used to love the nonstop bos-den flights. too bad they stopped that route. maybe now they will reinstate it.
den may be dragging its feet, but for how long? given united's current situation, frontier is in an incredible position to go after ual's traffic through den. also, perhaps a bit of leverage to use against the airport too.
all i know is, given the chance to fly f9 versus ual on a similar route, i will always fly frontier. and they have the best looking planes, even if they are airbuses.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3113 times:
Those posted is already on the topic into the message boards is resume nonstop from DEN-STL already. I don't think would chance to begin nonstop from DEN-PIT anytime soon and if they are competition of those nonstop from PIT-DEN flight. Thanks!
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3107 times:
Any good news in the airline industry should be applauded, exciting news for Frontier and Airbus.
I dont want to be negative, but is Frontier's pace of expansion going just a bit too fast? It always scares me when rather new airlines place large orders for brand-new aircraft. Any word on whether the new A32X aircraft will replace the remaining 733 fleet (I guess the 732s are gone by now) or does Frontier have expansion plans in mind?
Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 22874 posts, RR: 87 Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
As far as I can work it out, when the negotiations and and contract are finalized, certain things will happen.
Apart from whatever leasing arrangements Frontier is making for A319's, the Airbus contract will require Frontier to lease the three A320's and the fourteen A319's or A318's.
There will also be a provision for the aircraft to be varied - even though it may say A319's, Frontier will be able to change to A320's and A318's.
As to fast expansion - this has been said of Frontier a couple of times. When they placed the original Airbus order, everyone was very surprised. After 9/11, you could say that they bit off too much, but the new aircraft are still coming in on schedule and Frontier is back in profit again.
Since 1998 it has been a "growth" airline, and clearly the management plans a lot more expansion.
I expect the A319 to be the mainstay of the fleet, with some A320's and A318's for certain specific needs.
Travellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
As i commented before after the Airtran order, this bodes poorly for the majors. I see LCC's and smaller carriers buying more and more planes and stealing a larger share of the domestic market. It's interesting after so much consolidation in the market to start to see a kind of fragmentation again, to see traffic spread out among more carriers; it's the opposite of what a lot of people were predicting 2-3 years ago when things were hot, and as AA and UA were preparing to gobble up TWA and US. That's probably better for us as consumers. I just worry a little more when I see this Frontier order about my United FF miles!
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AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5386 posts, RR: 11 Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2957 times:
Frontier is back i nprofit again? Wow I hadn't heard that! HOW did I miss that? Is there a press release? I will have to check out their website.
I for one am a little cautious about this. I think that they may be growing too fast. I tend to lean that way anyhow- I think JetBlue's recent order is an act of sheer insanity to stir up the shareholders. I hope they make it; while I haven't flown B6, I am excited about their product. Same for Frontier. But gosh guys, Simma down Now!!!
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5386 posts, RR: 11 Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2947 times:
Sorry about the typo in the last post. I just wanted to follow up with NO, they are NOT in profit. Well, yeah they are:
DENVER (July 31, 2003) - Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) today reported fiscal first quarter 2004 net income of $10.9 million, or $0.36 per diluted common share, compared with a net loss of $2.5 million, or $0.09 per common share, before the cumulative effect of change in method of accounting for maintenance checks, for the airline's fiscal first quarter last year. The Company's fiscal first quarter 2004 net income included $15.0 million received under the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act and an unrealized gain on fuel hedges of $752,000, offset by aircraft lease exit costs of $686,000. These items, net of income taxes and related profit sharing, total $0.29 per diluted common share
SO- they made money, but only if you count the fat check that I wrote them (and you too, American taxpayers). Don't get me wrong- I think the gov't should help out the airlines... to a point. The majors that are losing cash hand- over- fist? No.
But, without uncle Sam's help, they lost 4.9 million. That's not profit, folks.
Argue with me all you want- I am interested in getting other people's perspectives on this.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2864 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
You're right - F9 is not in operating profit, but they're closer than a lot of folks in this industry are... and they managed to reduce CASM again this quarter. Not a bad performance.
As for the planes, this is definitely good news. If you look at the Denver Post today (http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~26385~1548897,00.html), it looks like DEN is going to play hardball with UA, which will affect F9's Concourse A expansion -- it looks like the options could instead be to build space on B for US to move, then moving AS and CO to C, and getting UA's A gates back for F9. Complex, I know, but it could mean that F9 owns A without having to wait for such a big expansion...
25 Luv2fly: I hope this works for Frontier spoken from a share holder. If the UA gates are not being used to the full extent then make them move. I believe UA mus
26 Flaps: I sincerely hope that things work out quickly in DIA for F9. I would desperately love to see them build up a focus operation here in PIT but I want it
27 Mariner: Sorry, guys, but F9 made actual - operating - profit last quarter. http://www.frontierairlines.com/news/articleDisplay.asp?article=/general/2003/pr_07
28 AirVB: The past few times I've been in DEN, I've seen a lot of UA Express RJ's at mainline gates in Concourse B. Even on UA's website, it denotes the 8 gates
29 JpetekYXMD80: That would allow Frontier to move into UA's Concourse A gates. Do you think UA wants to help out F9?
30 AirVB: True, but they are in bankruptcy protection, and I don't think UA would want the added costs of maintaining 8 extra gates.