– USA, CO – Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT), today announced the appointment of Barry L. Biffle as president and chief executive officer of the airline. Biffle has also been named as a member of the airline’s Board of Directors.
Biffle has served as president of Frontier since July 2014 and has more than 20 years’ industry experience. Biffle has held numerous airline senior executive and management roles with specific experience in turn-around situations and development of ultra-low cost carriers (ULCC).
“Under Barry’s executive leadership, Frontier has made significant progress in its operational, financial and customer service performance over the last year,” said Bill Franke, Chairman of the Board of Frontier and managing partner of Indigo Partners, Frontier’s controlling shareholder. “The Board and I want to recognize the progress Barry has made in helping to build Frontier into a successful ultra-low cost carrier. With Barry’s continued leadership, we are committed to creating the most customer-friendly and focused ultra-low cost airline serving North America.”
“I’m excited about this opportunity provided by the Board of Directors and the confidence it places in our management team. I am also proud of what we have accomplished as Team Frontier. Our entire Frontier family has done a tremendous job over the past two years in restructuring and refocusing Frontier to the success it is today. With the team we have at Frontier, we are on the right path to become the premier ultra-low cost airline,” said Biffle.
Before joining Frontier, Biffle focused on pioneering the ULCC model’s development in North and South America. He served as CEO of VivaColombia, the first ULCC in South America. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president of Spirit Airlines where he played a key role in the financial turn-around and development of the company. Biffle also held several management positions with US Airways and AMR where he began his airline career. Biffle holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT), is committed to offering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to nearly 60 destinations in the United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica on more than 270 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier’s hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company’s signature Rocky Mountain hospitality to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2015 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.
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