Pilot Careers

Join the Frontier family as a pilot of one of the fastest-growing airlines. We know pilots are the heart of our airline so we offer competitive benefits and flight privileges for you and your family. We can't wait for your career to soar with us!


Armed with a business model that succeeds in any economic climate, Frontier is poised to double in size over the next 5 years. For a new pilot, that means less time on reserve, a fast upgrade (2-3 years) and the comfort of knowing you have a career ahead of you.

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We are rapidly expanding with over 200 new aircraft on order and network expansions now covering 90% of the US.

We're expected to grow 3 TIMES our current size over the next 10 years.
Most of our trips have you back in base so you can sleep in your own bed!
We offer valuable opportunities for our pilots including a quicker upgrade to Captain and flexibility working out of your preferred base.


Explore our bases below and take your career to new heights!


  • Better Work-Life Balance: Most of our trips have you back in base so you can sleep in your own bed!
  • Competitive Total Compensation:
    • Pilot friendly contract with more opportunities to earn
    • 125% Premium pay above 82.5 credit hours
    • On top of your earnings, 15% additional cash added to your retirement
  • Long-Term Employment and Faster Path to Seniority: We offer valuable opportunities for our pilots including a quicker upgrade to Captain and flexibility working out of your preferred base.
  • Schedule Flexibility:
    • Short time on reserve and no on-premise ready reserve
    • More credit hours per days worked; productive flying = more days off
    • No training delays
  • Greenest Airline: Fly the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleet in the industry

Frontier Pilot Programs

Ever dreamed of being a part of Team Frontier?

Frontier Cadet Program
Frontier Airlines Pilot Cadet Program will help to get you there and make you a successful commercial pilot in as little as two years with a direct pathway into a First Officer role at Frontier Airlines.

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Rotor Transition Program
Frontier Airlines is looking for talented, military-trained helicopter aviators to join Team Frontier as part of our Rotor Transition Program.

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The airline industry needs pilots. But we need pilots who are ready for a face paced and rewarding career. If that is you, key the mic and let us talk


Our pilots receive industry-competitive benefits, including: health, financial, travel, and retirement to take care of our crew! As a Frontier pilot, you will enjoy the following:


Before we can welcome you on board, make sure you meet our pilot requirements. Review what you'll need below:
  • 1,500 hours total time (2,500 hours preferred)
  • 750 hours multi-engine fixed wing (preferred)
  • 500 hours pilot in command (PIC) (preferred)
  • 500 hours jet/turbo-prop (preferred)
Frontier considers only hours in fixed wing/rotary aircraft as flight time towards minimum qualifications. Hours logged in flight simulators, or as flight engineer, bombardier, navigator, WSO, EWO, RIO, NFO, UAV, or Special Crew will not be considered as flight time for these purposes.
  • Current FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Vision corrected to 20/20
  • ATP Certificate
  • FCC Restricted Radio Operator’s Permit
  • Valid Passport, with machine-readable print, and the ability to travel in and out of the United States
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Ability to travel in and out of the U.S. to all cities/countries served by Frontier Airlines, Inc.
  • Ability to relocate or commute
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, nights, holidays and overnight trips
  • Ability and desire to maintain a well-groomed and professional appearance
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug testing and background checks
  • Experience with sophisticated aircraft equipment including Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) and Flight Management Systems (FMS) preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 20 years old when applying
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • A valid passport with at least 13 months validity
  • Willingness to relocate: Our bases are Atlanta, GA; Chicago IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; San Juan, PR; Tampa, FL; & the Trenton/Philadelphia area and more to come soon!
  • Tattoos: At Frontier Airlines, we do not allow any visible tattoos while wearing our uniform, even if covered by makeup, clothing, jewelry and/or a bandage. This policy therefore prohibits tattoos in areas normally visible while wearing our uniform including the face, ears, hands, wrists and neck.
  • Must be able to fasten a four-point jump seat harness without the use of extension devices