Frontier Airlines has revealed a new seat for its upcoming Airbus A320neo family of aircraft. The new seats, which are from Recaro, will start arriving on Frontier’s new aircraft from Marcy 2021 and onwards. All Airbus aircraft on order will feature these seats.
Frontier Airlines has revealed that it is putting a new, lighter seat on its aircraft. The new seats from Recaro offer a 30% weight reduction compared to Frontier’s existing seats. Frontier advertises that new seats will offer extra comfort and larger tray tables while also helping Frontier save on fuel.
All upcoming 156 Airbus aircraft on order will receive the new seats. The first of these aircraft will start arriving in March of 2021. Indigo Partners, which owns several airlines, including Frontier, made a deal with Recaro Aircraft Seating that included the new seats onboard these aircraft.
Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines, stated the following in a press release viewed by newsmen:
“Frontier Airlines is committed to maintaining our position as America’s Greenest Airline and our current fleet is 43 percent more fuel efficient on average than other U.S. airlines. The lighter weight Recaro seats will result in tens of thousands of gallons of fuel savings on a single aircraft while improving comfort. Less fuel means reduced operating costs which translates to savings that we can pass on to consumers in the form of low fares.”
Lower fuel costs are good for the airline, as it means it can keep its costs down and offer lower fares, which is part of the airline’s model.