What type of aircraft do you fly?
Frontier currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus A320s, 34 Airbus A319s, and two Airbus A318s. Republic Airlines, operating for Frontier, flies a fleet of four Embraer E190s. For more information regarding our aircraft, visit our Fleet Information page.
What's up with the animals on your tails?
When we launched our airline in 1994, we wanted to develop a concept that would distinguish us from other airlines, with something so unique and compelling it would cause people to line up at the windows to see our planes. The now universally-recognized wildlife theme was the result. A few years later, with the help of some advertising genius types, our wildlife came to life. Each of our "spokesanimals"
has a unique and entertaining personality.
How do you attach the wildlife decals on your tails?
To display our proud spokesanimals on our tails, images are printed on adhesive-backed vinyl that is similar to contact paper. The image is tiled in 18- to 20- 34-inch-by-96-inch panels, with two inches of overlap. They are applied starting at the rear base of the tail, moving toward the leading edge of the tail. After all the tiles have been applied, the tail is covered with two coats of clear coat to seal the image and prevent corrosion. Any panel that gets damaged may be replaced individually.
How do your Airbus planes safely receive the DIRECTV® signals?
Directly, of course! DIRECTV® service in the air is basically the same as you get at home. A DIRECTV® dish or antenna is firmly attached on top of the airplane and receives a signal from a DIRECTV® satellite. The one special feature of our antenna is that it moves to keep the signal from the satellite connected while the aircraft is in motion.