With the addition of new passenger fees, Denver-based
Starting Monday, Frontier began to charge passengers from $20 to $50 to carry on a bag and $3 to $15 to preselect a seat. In the past, Frontier waived both fees for economy fliers who booked through Flyfrontier.com. Now, all economy fliers pay the fee.
For more than a year, Frontier has been moving toward the business honed by
The shift gained pace last year when Indigo Partners bought Frontier from
Last week, Frontier announced the appointment of a new president, Barry L. Biffle, who previously worked as executive vice president at Spirit and as chief executive at VivaColombia, the first ultra-low-cost carrier in South America. He will take his post in July.
A list of the nearly 30 fee categories at Frontier — including a $5 fee to print out a paper receipt and $10 to make a reservation over the phone — can be found here.
By charging fees for services previously included in the full price of economy tickets, Frontier said it has cut its lowest fares by an average of 12%.