Frontier Airlines recently celebrated the opening of a new crew base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) coinciding with a series of new routes from the airport.

Frontier Airlines’ new base will initially employ up to 180 pilots and 275 flight attendants within its first year of operation and, combined with airport-based positions, is expected to contribute more than $118 million in annual wages to the Phoenix-area economy, PHX announced in a press release.

“Opening this new crew base is a clear indication of our commitment to continued growth in Phoenix,” Jake Filene, senior vice president of customers at Frontier Airlines said in a statement. “A thriving and expanding airport is vital to the city’s economic advancement and we are thrilled to be part of that trajectory both as a service provider and major wage contributor.”

Frontier’s new routes recently added to PHX include:

  • Philadelphia (PHL): Available daily
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL): Available daily
  • Cincinnati (CVG): Available 4x/week
  • Detroit (DTW): Available daily
  • Orange County, Calif. (SNA): Available daily
  • Portland, Ore. (PDX): Available 3x/week

In addition to the recently announced routes and new ones planned to launch later this winter, Frontier will serve 23 nonstop destinations in total from Phoenix, ranking it among the airport’s largest carriers based on destinations served, according to PHX.

“I am excited to welcome Frontier Airlines’ new crew base members and share the vibrant quality of life Phoenix has to offer them!” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said in a statement. “I am pleased to see this particular airline continuing to expand services out of Phoenix. Frontier’s work to set a new greener standard for travel is parallel to the City of Phoenix Aviation Department’s decades-long commitment to sustainability. We are proud of partners like Frontier that not only foster economic growth for our city but are also dedicated to lessening their environmental impact.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Arizona Sun Times and The Star News Network.
Photo “Frontier Airlines” by Tomás Del Coro. CC BY-SA 2.0.