Frontier Airlines (F9) retired its final Airbus A319 from its aircraft today, marking a bittersweet occasion for the fast-growing airline.
N949FR (Erma the Ermine) was delivered new to F9 in August 2006, making it slightly more than 15 years old. Its final flight left Denver at 6:52 p.m. and landed in Tampa at 7:52 p.m.
The special flight was commemorated with customer giveaways and a gate celebration upon arrival.
“The retirement of Frontier’s last Airbus A319 aircraft is a proud and meaningful milestone for our crew as we move ahead to a greener future,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier Airlines Senior Vice President of Commercial.
“Our ultra-modern fleet is already the most fuel-efficient in the skies of the United States, and as we continue the transition to A320neo (New Engine Option) and A321neo aircraft, our fuel savings and operational efficiencies continue to evolve,” he added.