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Frontier Airlines Recognized for Fuel Efficiency

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Frontier Airlines is on track to become airlines/frontier-airlines-announces-new-green-class-service.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>America’s Greenest Airline. The carrier has been ranked as the top airline for fuel-efficiency.

The airline was recognized by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), topping the organization’s U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking.

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The report says Frontier’s utilization of A320neo aircraft and seating arrangement significantly contributes to the airline’s fuel savings in both 2017 and 2018.

“Frontier is America’s Greenest Airline and we’re incredibly proud that the report from the ICCT confirmed that we are number one in fuel efficiency among U.S. carriers,” Barry Biffle, president and CEO of Frontier Airlines said. “Our business has undergone an amazing transformation to reach this level of efficiency and we’re committed to continuing our efforts to be a more sustainable and affordable option for travelers.”

The report also found that Frontier has a significant lead over the rest of the industry, noting that carriers that tied for second burn seven percent more fuel for the same amount of transportation service. The airline’s overall domestic fuel efficiency is 26 percent better than the worst performer.

“Frontier’s widespread use of new, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo aircraft, along with its operational practices, accounted for its superior efficiency,” read the U.S. Domestic Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking, 2017-2018 by ICCT.

Frontier has more than 90 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. The airline has plans to continue to grow its fleet of neo aircraft with more than 170 on order.

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Airlines Scaling Back On Some In-Flight Services Due to Coronavirus

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A few airlines, including those already affected by the coronavirus outbreak, have begun scaling back on some in-flight services as a way to help fight the virus.

The Points Guy writes that Singapore Airlines – obviously based in Asia, where the coronavirus has been most dangerous after originating in China – recently sent its frequent fliers an email about such changes.

Singapore advised its customers that some in-flight amenities will be discontinued, such as hot towel service, after-takeoff drink service, removal of reading materials from seat-back pockets, and suspension of in-flight sales.

Henry Harteveldt, president of Atmosphere Research, said that Chinese and Taiwanese carriers have taken similar precautionary steps based on government guidance, including removing pillows and blankets on some flights.

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“They’re changing their cabin service procedures, so the passengers will notice this,” Harteveldt told The Points Guy.

But Harteveldt also remained optimistic that passengers wouldn’t pitch a fit given the circumstances.

“Passengers will accept (the reduction in services) because they’re being done in the interest of health and wellness,” he said.

As the virus, now known as covid-19, continues to expand globally, it remains to be seen if other airlines – including those based in the U.S. who offer international travel – adopt the same practice.

The aviation industry is quite often a copycat business, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see some similar changes put into place.

“As adults, we have to be logical and rational when we experience these inconveniences,” Harteveldt told The Points Guy. “This isn’t cost-cutting, this isn’t random, this is in the best interest of public health.”

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