Any airline can be the best and greenest when they work harder to be one. This time the title of America’s Greenest Airline was acquired by the ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines. As Frontier Airlines is a Denver-based Airlines, it is such a huge claim for them and the CEO also much obliges their flexibility. The Airlines when compared to its contender Airlines, is 43% more fuel-efficient aircraft. “ we are America’s Greenest Airline” stated the CEO of Frontier Airlines Mr Barry Biffle. With conviction in his statements includes, it is due to less fuel consumption.
America’s Greenest Airline, states the acquire of title is due to the presence of modern fleet and their utilisation in an efficient manner. Mr Barry Biffle said that the usage of modern technology and operations of modern aircraft for flying and over half of their fleet is Airbus neo, which leads them to concur the less fuel usage when compared to other airlines. An Airline database of planespotters.net found that over 106 aircraft are operated by Frontier Airlines. The fleet of Frontier Airlines consists of 21 Airbus A321-200s, 63 Airbus A320neos, 16 Airbus A320-200s, and 3 Airbus A319-100s planes that are over 15 years old and the rest of the fleet is adolescent and of average age is 4.2 years.
From the point of view of Frontiers CEO, it is not only having new planes that made it America’s Greenest Airline but also the productive utilisation of aircraft made it so. From last year's report on Frontier Airlines new seats which are the Recaro SL3701 seats, replacing the old ones in all of their new planes by proffering a 30% weight deduction when compared to previous seats. With these lightweight Recaro seats in their aircraft tons of fuel was saved which leads to lower operating costs and can pass consumers to the low fares with comfortable seating as well. In the last week first of the new seats were positioned which will save over US$30,000 fuel costs of the airline stated Mr Barry Biffle. Some of the other typical strategies include the prevention of busy airports during busy times and travelling with lesser foods and drink trolleys into the plane and staying out of more unnecessary things that happen in an airline.