Frontier Airlines, America's newest ultra low cost carrier

Frontier is installing new seats on its A319s and A320s. Photo: Frontier Airlines. 

Frontier is installing new seats on its A319s and A320s. Photo: Frontier Airlines. 

It's another busy day here at Brian Sumers industries, so I cannot offer much on the blog. But I have a story published today online by Conde Nast Traveler, if you need your Brian Sumers airline fix. 

The topic is Frontier Airlines, America's newest ultra low cost carrier. Frontier has moved to a slimmer standard seat to it can add 12 seats to its A319s and A320s. Why? Simple economics.

"The cost of operating an airplane is basically the same no matter how many seats you put on it," Frontier chief commercial officer Daniel Shurz told me. "We are spreading the cost of operating the airplane across more seats."

For more, be sure to check out the entire piece, linked above.