Analysts Are Mostly Bullish On Frontier-Spirit Merger Prospects

Frontier and Spirit aircraft in flight
Together, Frontier and Spirit controlled roughly 8% of domestic market share in 2021. They expect to have a combined fleet of 493 Airbus narrowbodies by 2026.
After years of on-and-off speculation, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines announced plans to merge, a move that would create the fifth-largest airline in the U.S. and the largest ultra-low-cost carrier in the Americas. Combined, they would form fifth-largest U.S. airline Industry watchers see...
Ben Goldstein

Based in Boston, Ben covers advanced air mobility and is managing editor of Aviation Week Network’s AAM Report.

Lori Ranson

Lori covers North American and Latin airlines for Aviation Week and is also a Senior Analyst for CAPA - Centre for Aviation.

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