Frontier Airlines to Open a Crew Base at CLE

Frontier Airlines to Open a Crew Base at CLE

November 8, 2023

Airline News

360 Flight Attendant and Pilot Positions, Plus Airport and Maintenance Jobs, to Generate Nearly $80 Million Annually in Local Wages

Frontier Has More Than Doubled Passenger Capacity at CLE in Past Year

Becoming Cleveland’s Fastest Growing Airline


Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today announced it will open a new crew base at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in March of 2024. The base is expected to employ up to 110 pilots, 250 flight attendants, and 50 aircraft maintenance personnel within its first year of operation. Combined with airport positions, the airline is expected to generate nearly $80 million annually in local wages with further growth anticipated in the coming years. To celebrate the base opening announcement, America’s Greenest Airline is offering fares from CLE from $29.*

Frontier is the fastest growing carrier at CLE, having increased passenger capacity by 53 percent over the past year. The airline currently offers 17 nonstop routes from CLE, more than any other carrier this winter.

“We’re excited to partner with the Cleveland community as we continue to expand our operation at CLE and bring meaningful economic impact to the area through new jobs,” said Barry Biffle, CEO, Frontier Airlines. “A crew base also positively impacts customers as it helps to support smooth flight operations. Our new crew base reflects our commitment to continued growth at CLE as we bring even more of our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to area residents,” Biffle added.

“The City of Cleveland and the entire region will benefit from this announcement and the many layers of value that come with a new crew base,” said Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb. “We are grateful for the confidence Frontier has in the Cleveland market and for the economic boost that will follow from this investment.”

“Frontier Airlines has been a key partner in helping CLE rebuild and redefine our market over the last nine years,” said Director of Port Control, Bryant L. Francis, C.M. “This announcement further solidifies Frontier’s commitment to both Cleveland Hopkins and Northeast Ohio as an increasingly important member of the business community.”

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The company is currently recruiting for flight attendant positions and anticipates hosting a local hiring event in Cleveland in January. Individuals interested in applying for a flight attendant role can apply here:

*About the Promotional Fare:

Fares on selected route, Cleveland (CLE) to/from Atlanta (ATL), must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 20, 2023. Fares are valid for nonstop travel Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Fares are valid through Dec 20, 2023. The following blackout dates apply: Nov. 20-26, 2023. A 7-day advance purchase is required. Round trip purchase is not required.

Discount Den fares are only available at to Discount Den members. Join Discount Den here! Fare(s) shown include all transportation fees, surcharges, and taxes, and are subject to change without notice until purchased. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable.

All reservations are non-refundable, except that refunds are allowed for reservations made seven days (168 hours) or more prior to departure and provided that a refund request is made within 24 hours of initial reservation.

Changes or cancellations made to itineraries after the 24 hours will be subject to change fees, and any fare differential. Learn more about our change policy. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for special fare tickets. Flight segments must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the tickets and all amounts paid will be forfeited.

Additional travel services, such as baggage and advance seat assignments are available for purchase separately at an additional charge. In addition to these Terms & Conditions, please refer to Frontier Airline's  Contract of Carriage.