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Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:45 am
by mariner
N803FR:


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mariner

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:20 am
by Northwesta319
Looks Pretty Good- Isn't Frontier the only airline to operated the A318?

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:22 am
by mariner
So far, yes, Frontier is the only airline to operate the A318. They seem happy with them, because they are talking about leasing more.

However, deliveries to Air France will begin in time for the plane to enter service with them in January.

cheers

mariner

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:24 am
by JMO-777
Hi,

til now that's right, Frontier is the only airline operating the A318"BabyBus"!
The next airline supposed to get its 1st A318 is Air france, right?

GreetZ,
Jan

PS: Hope to see some of them in mid-September @ XFW!!!

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:24 am
by AY-MD11
Damn it looks Good!Frontier looks like an really nice airline  Smile Fabulous c/s.


regards,
AY-MD11

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:27 am
by FlagshipAZ
What does Frontier's fleet look like now, in terms of Airbus 318/319s numbers? Of course...3 A318s now. How many more to come? Are the 733s being replaced one for one with the new Airbus? Regards.

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:40 am
by mariner
FlagshipAZ:

Yes, 3 x A318 - or will be when N803FR is delivered. 2 more on order in the present batch, and then 2 more by March '05.

A319: 20 in service, with 3 more at Hamburg prepping for delivery.

As to the 737's, it's a bit complicated. The A318s are replacing the 732's. I think there's one 732 still in service.

The original plan was for the A319's to replace the 733's one by one - there are 15 or 16 still in service. But that plan has changed a tad. F9 is discussing the possibility of extending the leases on "some" of the 733's, because they need the capacity for short term growth.

At the same time, F9 has ordered another A319 from GECAS and another 15 from Airbus, which will begin coming in during '04.

They also intend to lease an extra 14 A318 or A319.

There is also a provision in the new Airbus contract that Frontier must least 3 x A319 or A320 from a 3rd party lessor.

I've tried adding it all up, but my brain fries. The master plan says 68 aircraft by 2008.

cheers

mariner

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:41 am
by philhyde
Cool! I'd like to see more close-up pictures of the tail.

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:43 am
by Chgoan
I'm scheduled to fly on the new Frontier 318 tomorrow, Wednesday, on a flight from DEN to LAS FFT #781). I hope they don't change the equipment!!!

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:53 am
by scottysair
Well, that's is great to hear for you, Chgoan and those are great airplane with Airbus A318 is your first time trip, huh? I'm sure Frontier that mean will get added more Airbus A318 are into the fleet soon.  Smile

Scott W.

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:57 am
by hockey55dude
That's so cool. When do you think americawest will get the a318.

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:13 am
by Chgoan
Yup...first trip on the A318....the A318 and A340 are the only Airbuses I haven't been on so far! Bring 'em on!!!!!!!

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:16 am
by JayDavis
If anybody wants a shot of the 1st Frontier A-318, I just got my slides back from the lab. I've uploaded them to another site and I don't know how long they'll take to get accepted to the database.

If you e-mail me privately, I'll send it to you.


Jay

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 9:00 am
by JumboBumbo
What a great shot!

A beautiful a/c with a beautiful c/s for a great airline!

That will probably be the only shot in the database with the German flag on it!

A rare find indeed!

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 9:17 am
by vafi88
Damn, you think folks here in Denver would catch them first... but nope, those Hamburgers (pun) have to ruin our fun... hehe

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:37 am
by JayDavis
You can go to my web site and look at one that I just uploaded to this site. It hasn't hit the database yet. Hopefully, it won't be rejected.

http://www.jaydavisphoto.com/airliners/N801FR.jpg


Jay

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:07 pm
by cancidas
don't they run out of animals to put on the tails? do they use the same on both sides?

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:16 pm
by Boeing4ever
Yes they use the same on both sides.

Since their 737s are leaving, they basically can "recycle" animals used on the 737 tails onto each new A319/8

B4e-Forever New Frontiers

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:18 pm
by CPH-R
I think there are a few cases where there's a different images applied to each side of the tail, though I believe it's confined to the B733 fleet.

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:26 pm
by MSYtristar
F9 used to have a different animal on each side of the tail to make people think they had more aircraft than they actually did. This is true, I heard it while in training.  Smile

RE: Frontier's 3rd A318

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 9:16 pm
by fuairliner
Sunil Gupta has a great overview of the animals on Frontier's tails at http://www.lockonaviation.net.

The following three Airbus Industrie A319-111 are currently stored at Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW), delivery is expected in a few weeks:


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