Frontier Airlines

The original Frontier began in 1950 as a result of a merger among Arizona Airways, Challenger Airlines and Monarch Airlines. The airline later purchased Central Airlines in 1967. After the industry was deregulated in 1978, intense competition ensued and Frontier was sold to People Express in 1985. Shortly thereafter, Continental purchased the airline and the original Frontier ended.

Frontier reemerged with a plan in 1993, when former Frontier executives started a new Frontier, which began operating with two aircraft in 1994. Fifteen years later, Frontier was purchased by Republic Airlines. In 2013, Republic sold Frontier to Indigo Partners.
Frontier Airlines is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and serves over 55 communities in the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Over 3,000 employees contribute to over 275 daily flights.

Frontier Airlines – History
Frontier Airlines – About Us

2018 Frontier Airlines Performance

Overall AQR Rank
Baggage Service
On-Time Arrivals
Fewest Denied Boardings
Customer Satisfaction

Customer Reactions

Share your Frontier Airlines experience. Summarize your flight or highlight an interesting detail.
Please note: Customer Reactions do not factor into the Airline Quality Rating report.

Add Your Reaction

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Reminder: Customer Reactions do not factor into the Airline Quality Rating report.

What Others Are Saying

Donna Lenahan (courtesty,

Bare bones service

Smallest, hardest seats ever! And they don’t recline at all. And if you want to sit with your travel companions, you all have to pay extra for a seat. Noisiest flight I ever took because of people traveling together but seated apart, shouting their conversations the entire flight.
Tray table half the size of other airlines–makes sense since they serve no food. The only complimentary item on this airline is water. Even the gate area lacked seats for over half the people waiting for this flight. Unbelievable! I will never fly this airline again.