DENVER (AP) -- Frontier Airlines Inc. has completed its transition to an all-Airbus fleet, saying it should result in an $11 million annual cost savings for the carrier.
Frontier flies a fleet of 44 A319 and A318 aircraft, which will expand to 62 when all orders are filled in 2008, the company said Wednesday. The savings will be generated primarily in maintenance and training.
Chief Executive Jeff Potter said the transition away from Boeing Co. 737 models has taken nearly six years to complete.
''As we close the chapter on the transition, and begin a new chapter with one of the youngest fleets in the country, we are confident that we made the right decision with the right partner at the right time,'' he said in a statement.
Denver-based Frontier flies to 43 destinations in 25 states and to five cities in Mexico. It operates its hub at Denver International Airport.