Articles tagged “frontier airlines”

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is how competition should work. American, Delta, and United have been poaching customers from discount airlines with their no-frills basic economy fares. Frontier doesn't like that, so it has come up with a new passenger-friendly policy to try to sway potential passengers.

2 days ago

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The U.S. aviation landscape has changed a lot over the last decade with a series of mergers cutting the number of carriers. Not only has this shored up their financials, but it has also made strike action less likely. A good thing for management maybe but not so good for employees looking for a better deal.

4 months ago

Frontier Airlines Pilots Ask Feds for OK to Pursue a Strike

Frontier Airlines Pilots Ask Feds for OK to Pursue a Strike

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airline strikes are extremely rare because of government regulations designed to prevent them. For that reason, there's no guarantee Frontier's pilots will receive the permission they seek. But remember the last major U.S. pilot strike? It was in 2010, at Spirit Airlines, when it was controlled by Indigo Partners. The same private equity firm now owns Frontier.

5 months ago

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers should cheer news that Volaris and Frontier will codeshare, as it should help Americans visit many more Mexican destinations at cheap prices. But will Volaris and Frontier cooperate enough to make the process seamless for passengers? We'll soon find out.

8 months ago

Frontier’s Expansion Could Spark a Fare War

Frontier’s Expansion Could Spark a Fare War

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

As Frontier gears up to expand its operations and go public once more, the industry's biggest players say they're ready for the challenge.

1 year ago

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Bloomberg, Alex Barinka and Mary Schlangenstein

As we said earlier in the week, Frontier and United likely will have a nice battle for customers in Denver — and that's good for airline passengers seeking cheap fares. Keep an eye on this one.

1 year ago

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not clear whether United or Frontier will win this battle in Denver. But what is nearly certain is that passengers will be the beneficiaries. They'll likely find cheaper fares.

1 year ago

Frontier Flight Attendants File Discrimination Complaints

Frontier Flight Attendants File Discrimination Complaints

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press

That this remains an issue for many women in the workplace, even today, is appalling.

1 year ago

JetBlue Wants to Add Flights From Fort Lauderdale and Boston to Havana

JetBlue Wants to Add Flights From Fort Lauderdale and Boston to Havana

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a curious move. In May, JetBlue will start flying smaller airplanes to Cuba, as demand is not as strong as expected. But now the airline wants to add more daily flights. Perhaps this is more of a long-term play.

1 year ago

Is the Timing Right for the Frontier Airlines IPO?

Is the Timing Right for the Frontier Airlines IPO?

Brooke Sutherland, Bloomberg

Ideally, Frontier Airlines would have gone public a couple of years ago, when the climate was better for airline stocks. But Frontier had to turn itself into an ultra low cost airline, and that took three years. Investors would not have been happy if Frontier had sought an IPO while having much higher costs than Spirit.

1 year ago

U.S. Ultra Low Cost Carrier Frontier Airlines Plans IPO

U.S. Ultra Low Cost Carrier Frontier Airlines Plans IPO

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's hard to consistently make money in the airline industry. But Indigo Partners, led by former America West Airlines CEO Bill Franke, has an excellent track record. Once again, he is poised to make a big profit after buying an airline cheaply and taking it public.

1 year ago

Frontier Airlines Is Said to Be Planning Second-Quarter IPO

Frontier Airlines Is Said to Be Planning Second-Quarter IPO

Alex Barinka and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

No surprise here. Frontier's IPO has been long expected — the investors want their payday — and the only question has been when it might happen. It sounds like it could be soon.

1 year ago