Frontier Airlines to Open a Crew Base at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

340 Flight Attendant and Pilot Positions, Plus Airport Jobs, to Generate Over $78 Million Annually in Local Wages; Details on Additional Routes from DFW Unveiled


Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today announced it will open a new crew base at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in May 2023. The base is expected to employ up to 120 pilots and 220 flight attendants within its first year of operation. Combined with airport positions, the airline is expected to generate more than $78 million annually in local wages with further growth anticipated in the coming years.

Frontier, which has been the fastest growing carrier at DFW since 2019, also provided a preview today of five new routes from DFW that will go on sale next week, including nonstop service to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ). The other new nonstop routes include Baltimore (BWI), New York-La Guardia (LGA), Raleigh-Durham (RDU) and Orange County, Calif. (SNA). The new service, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2023, will bring the airline’s total number of nonstop routes from DFW to 19, making Frontier the airport’s third largest carrier based on destinations served.

“We are thrilled to partner with the outstanding leadership at DFW to bring new jobs and meaningful economic impact to the Dallas Forth Worth community,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO, Frontier Airlines. “Opening a crew base here demonstrates our strong commitment to continued growth and expanded service. Frontier is an ultra-low cost carrier and consumers appreciate the value offered by our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ approach to air travel now more than ever,” Biffle added.

“DFW Airport is excited to be a part of Frontier Airlines’ growth here in North Texas,” said DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue. “We look forward to welcoming the new Frontier employees to the Dallas Fort Worth region.”

New Service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW):

New York City (LGA) April 18, 2023 Daily 
Baltimore (BWI) May 21, 2023 4x/week 
Orange County, Calif. (SNA) May 21, 2023 Daily 
Raleigh-Durham (RDU May 22, 2023 4x/week 
Montego Bay (MBJ) May 22, 2023 3x/week 

Frequency and times are subject to change. Please check for additional information.

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