Frontier Airlines debuts greenest aircraft at Tampa International Airport

a large plane in a hangar with a green paint job
Photo via Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is significantly expanding its footprint at Tampa International Airport, the best large airport in the US according to JD Power. In addition to adding routes to premier destinations across the country, Frontier is also introducing green tech to the runways of TPA. Its newest vessel is named Frederick the Bald Eagle and uses the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine — today’s most fuel efficient, lowest carbon-emitting engine for A320neo family aircraft. It will help drive more efficient, sustainable air travel, enabling Frontier to open new routes and fly more people farther, with less fuel, lower noise and at lower fares.

Frederick the Bald Eagle is their first A321neo, first GTF-powered aircraft, first of three special liveries and is named in in honor of Pratt & Whitney’s founder Frederick B. Rentschler, recognizing the nearly 100-year history of the engine maker. The aircraft marks the first of 144 A320neo family aircraft – 134 purchased and 10 leased – for which Frontier has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines.

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Frontier Airlines makes sustainability a priority

The plane’s new engines are expected to deliver nearly 120 miles per gallon per seat, exceeding airline industry averages and furthering Frontier’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and lessen the company’s environmental footprint, according to a release on Tampa International Airport’s website. The airline called the plane the most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft used among U.S. carriers.

The aircraft was built in Hamburg, Germany, and was receiving final checks and certifications at the Airborne facility; it will depart from the Airport later this week.

Frontier Airlines and TPA officials just announced 4 new nonstop routes to some of the best destinations in the world. These routes include: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

New Caribbean destinations added at TPA

Frontier Airlines is one of the greenest airlines in the country. Supervisors have worked hard to cut down on emissions with its fleet of planes. The low budget airline has rapidly expanded its base in the Tampa Bay region, and is regarded as the second fastest growing airline in the country.

Frontier recently launched new flights to Puerto Rico, and Cancun, with more Caribbean destinations on the way.

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