Frontier Airlines was formed by a merger of Arizona Airways, Challenger Airlines, and Monarch Airlines on June 1, 1950, with headquarters at Stapleton Field in Denver, Colorado.

The new airline served 40 cities in the Rocky Mountain region with 12 DC3s. There were 400 employees. By 1979 the airline had 5100 employees and operated 35 Boeing 737-200 and 25 Convair 580 aircraft while serving 94 cities in 26 states, Canada and Mexico.

Seven short years later it was over! These images and memorabilia help tell the story of its short tragic life.


CV580 with the crescent logo parked at the hanger in Denver
The aircraft were converted from CV340s. The first conversion was aircraft N73126 received May 1, 1964.
CV580 on the ground
They went into service June 1, 1964. It would cruise at 355 MPH and each turbo-jet Allison engine developed 3750 horsepower.
CV580 at Denver getting a new paint job
By the end of 1971 Frontier was flying 32 CV580s.
CV340 at Jackson Hole
Frontier started flying CV340s in Jun, 1959
The last CV580 to leave Omaha
Frontier was going all jet
CV580 at Kansas City
Great shot with the tower in background
The Mountain Master showing its stuff!
The CV580 was famous for operating at high altitude airports
A CV580 stubs its toe in St. Louis
The nose gear was snapped off by chuckhole hidden in a puddle of water
CV580 takes off at Silver City
Another great shot of a fine aircraft
Boeing 727-200 in flight
It has the crescent logo
727 -100 In flight
Frontier was the first regional carrier to fly 727s in 1966
Boeing 737 at Grand Forks
These twin-jets came on line in 1969
727-200 slid off runway in St. Louis in 1969
It ruined Thanksgiving for a lot of folks, but luckily, there were no serious injuries
737 moves out
By 1981 Frontier's fleet included forty five 737s
One of the best 737 photos ever taken
Flying into the sunset at Shiprock
737 at Orange County
At the end of 1971 the airline had carried 21.000.000 passengers
737 on ramp in St. Louis
Ramp conditions were very crowded here
737 slides in at Casper
A smooth belly landing with no serious injuries
737 in Denver
Frontier's hub, you can see other aircraft in background
737 in the clouds
A simulated photo by Billy Walker
737 over the Rocky Mountains
Used on a postcard
737 latersold to United
#7399 crashed 3/3/91 at Colorado Springs killing all on board
A collage of Frontier aircraft
Created by Billy Walker
CV340 at the gate
All had names then, this one called Sunliner Navajo
DC3 in flight with first logo
The first logo was replaced in 1959 with the crescent logo
DC3 over Denver
Photo from an old postcard
Same DC3 photo in color
Frontier sold their last DC3s to Aero American, Inc. of Tucson who converted them into frieghters
DC3 in clouds, by Billy Walker
The airlines retired the last DC3 in 1968
DC9 in the clouds
by Billy Walker
DC9 in front of Frontier's hangar in Denver
56,600,000 passengers had flown Frontier by the end of 1980
DC3 on the ground
Makes terrific wallpaper
DC3 landing at Denver at night
Painting by Dave Paulley
DC9 in flight
International service started in 1974 with service to Winnipeg
Twin Otter used by Frontier
for smaller cities
The Twin Otter carried 19 passengers
Some had a cargo pod attached to the belly
The suicide DC3 that hit a mountain and was safely landed by Capt. Dale Welling
It later crashed and burned at Denver on Dec. 21, 1967, killing Capt. Rocky Crane and FO Rick Cochran
The suicide DC3's third accident
It survived the first 2 but not this one
DC3 at gate in Phoenix
The suicide DC3 in happier days
The story of the "Suicide 3"
By the detectives at the FL Online Club
An amazing recovery
How the Suicide 3's wingtip was recovered nearly 50 years later.
Nice shot of a row of 737s at the Denver hub and airline headquarters
In 1981 Frontier served 86 airports in 27 states, Canada and Mexico. It had 5800 employees.
A concourse in Denver showing three 727s and a 580
From about 1970
D concourse in Denver - viewed from atop Frontier's hangar
Frontier moved their operation here when the new concourse was built
580 with crescent logo
On the taxiway at Grand Junction
580 with crescent
Taking off
Great shot of a 580
Getting loaded
580s in use in Alaska
They still have the Frontier colors
Another shot of the SEAIR 580
Probably in Anchorage
A SEAIR 580 in Anchorage
Getting serviced
Two 580s
On the ramp at Denver
737 just breaking ground
Service to Mexico was began in 1978 with flights to Mazatlan and Guadalajara
A 737 landing with reversers kicking in
It has the old crescent logo
A 737 pulls up to the mark
The view from the signalman
737 on the way into the terminal
Spectacular photo with snow in background
A 737 leased to Aer Lingus
The Irish airline is carrying both names
A 737 gets out of town
We have liftoff!
737 with crescent logo
The crescent was replaced in 1979 with the red F logo
Beautiful shot of a 737
Flying over a harbor
A 737 showing the 580s
They aren't the only mountainmasters around
A 580 getting stripped
Bare except for its Frontier stripes
One of the Boeing 727-100s Frontier flew for awhile
The 727s were phased out when the airline went to all 737s
Later, Frontier added MD80s to the fleet
First used on the Orange County run
MD80 in a hangar getting spruced up
Famous for their quiet operation
An early DC3 with a large group of employees
Thanks to Joe Crider who put this info together
As the days ends a 737 leaves Casper
Thanks to Jerry Carlson for this photo which makes GREAT wallpaper!
The first 727-100 Frontier got
Another good piece of wallpaper
CV 580 on the gate at Jackson Hole
It has the crescent logo and it too makes great wallpaper
Fat Albert
A 737 caricature seen many times at Frontier
Denver A concourse in 1966
This was the hub of Frontier operations for many years
A list of Frontier aircraft
by Aeromoe
727-100 at Hangar 5 in Denver about 1968
Frontier's new hangar HQS being built in background, it took 2 years to build
DC3 at Hangar 5 in Denver about 1968
It also shows new hangar HQs construction in background, it was dedicated in May 1969
At Gate 16 in 1986 looking at Frontier's HQs Hangar
The cancer in our midst was terminal
CV580 without the tan livery
Later the crescent was tan colored.
Image of CV340
Shows the turquoise crescent
Image of CV440
It has tan crescent - the arrow was moved too - sometime in the 1960s
A rare Frontier CV600
This was a converted Central CV600. Frontier had eleven, parked them and put them up for sale by mid-1969.
737 on the ground at Jackson Hole
You can see the Tetons in the background
737 on its belly at Casper, Wyoming
After a wheels up landing in 1983 with no injuries
That rare bird - a CV600
Another from Frosty's collection
A great shot of a DC9-80, also called the MD-80
Frosty took this one too
The same DC9
Formatted for wallpaper
CV580 with crescent logo
Thanks again, Frosty
Boeing 737 in crescent livery
Taken from a postcard
Beech 99 in crescent livery
Scanned off a postcard
CV580 with crescent logo
Formatted for wallpaper
737 in the old WA hangar
Carolyn Walton sent this great photo
Same great photo as above
but formatted for wallpaper
A DC9 taxis out
Thanks again to Frosty
Beech 99
Another photo similar to one above
Beech 99
Same as above, formatted for FLypaper
Four postcards
DC3, 737, 737, CV340
From postcard above
DC3 from postcard above
Shot in Jackson Hole in 1950s
Another DC3 from the 50s
This logo was Frontier's first one
Same DC3
Formatted as FLypaper
CV580 at Grand Junction
Thanks to Dave Bottinelli for these 5 photos
with Grand Junction backdrop
CV580 in the snow
at Grand Junction
CV580 at Grand Junction
ready for loading
A great shot of a 737
in the snow at Grand Junction
4 Frontier postcards
2 Twin Otters, a 580 and a 737
Just the Twin Otter
In FL's last livery
Another Twin Otter
On the ramp at Denver
Model of a 737 in Frontier's last logo
It was sold at Ebay
Great view of a DC9 landing
Another photo by Frosty
DC9 on the ramp
Terrific photo - go to FLypaper for a wallpaper shot
CV580 sn136
Parked near a fence
Twin Otter on the ramp
Ready to be towed with bar in place
Same Twin Otter from another angle
They were used mostly in the "highline" cities of Montana
Inside a Twin Otter
A very snug ride
CV580 on a rainy day
From 1982 when the 580s got phased out
Another view of the CV580
Frontier was all jet service after the 580s were parked
Inside a CV580
An era ended when the 580s were sold
CV580 in flight
It has the famous crescent logo on it
Cockpit of a CV580
Notice the window cleaner
The interior of a CV580
Viewed from the front looking back
CV580 at the gate
This is in Lincoln, Nebraska
A CV580 loading/unloading
This one in St. Louis, Missouri
A 737 at the gate
"Gettin' 'em off and gettin' 'em on"!
Another look at the same 737
Ground times became more and more important as 1986 neared
737 and 580 on the St. Louis gates
Congestion was always a problem here
Photo of the first 727
The 727s had a major impact on Frontier's operation. A huge route expansion started in 1969
One of the first DC3s at Frontier
It has the original logo emblazoned on it
Bill McChrystal at the office
Seen from an agent's point of view
A CV Dart 600
In the Frontier colors
737 on the ramp
A rainy night in Grand Junction
Detail from that Skywriter
Notice the DC3 "welcome wagon"
Simulated 727
Created by Darrell Robson, it's called ORD Dawn - it makes wonderful wallpaper
DC3 with the crescent logo
It's aircraft #64421
A model of the Boeing 737
Using the last logo
A Boeing 737
Coming right at you
Postcard Convair 580
In the clouds with mountains below (typical Frontier flying conditions)
Another postcard 580
Parked in front of Frontier's headquarters in Denver
A black & white 737
Shown inflight
580 on the ramp
In front of the DEN hangar
Two 580s in DEN
Two different paint schemes
Rare photo of a CV600 and 727 in STL
Photo by Terry Anderson in 1968
Frontier did not fly the 600s very long
Another rare shot
A 727 and a DC3
Beautiful 727 inflight
Mt. Shasta (?) in background
737 taxiing
Serving ATL
737 takes off
Notice the CO logo on the tail - this was late 1986 or early 1987 after FL's bankruptcy
737 on the ramp
A scene from GJT
737 landing
On a runway at DEN
A view of the Hub
Frontier's concourse at DEN with hangar in background
One of 11 CV600s in FL's fleet
Acquired in 1967 with the purchase of Central Airlines
Boeing 737
Pulling off the gate
Convair 580
On the ramp
Poster of Boeing 727
It has diagrams of the aircraft structure and systems
DC9-80 or MD80
Sometimes called "the sled"
CV580 incident
Landing gear collapsed while CV580 taxiing at MKC in 1969
CV580 Chart
Historical data on the CV580 fleet


One of the first logos

Label with the "Better Way" motto

The F logo

The last logo with the famous F

The green arrow logo

A larger version of the green arrow logo

Air mail label with early logo

Air mail label with 727 on it

Mail label with crescent on it

Early green arrow logo on a metal sign

The first ever Frontier timetable
Dated June, 1950 when Frontier started service
Another part of the first timetable showing complete original Frontier flight schedules

Perhaps the third timetable in Frontier's history
It's dated November, 1950 - Frontier's first winter operation
Timetable from 1952

A 1964 timetable

Route map from the first timetable, June 1950
This is the route system that Frontier started with
A route map from 1956

The system in 1964

Route map after buying Central Airlines in Oct. 1967
Frontier was now the largest of the "Local Service" airlines
A 1975 route map

A 1977 look at the system

Route map in 1978

Timetable from 1967

The Nov. 1960 timetable

Timetable from 1965

Another 1965 timetable
It has a route map shown
A 1966 timetable

The 1970 version of Frontier's timetable

A 1976 timetable

Timetable from July, 1968

July, 1976 timetable for Oklahoma City

This timetable from December, 1984

The saddest timetable ever!
Frontier's last, for September 1986. Frontier died the week before it took effect.
Timetable from 1960

A 1969 timetable

Another timetable from 1978

Timetable from March, 1968

A collection of old timetables

A timetable from 1986 that meant doom
It shows People Express connection that crushed Frontier into bankruptcy
A July, 1972 timetable

The last Frontier route map, 1986
The shotgun wedding with People Express was doomed
Route map from 1963

Route maps of the Local Service Airlines from the early 1950s
Shows how the Frontier And Central routes looked then
Albuquerque ad from the early 1950s
Shows the fare in those days
A bagtag still in it's cellophane pouch
These were used before the F logo was adopted in 1979
Timetable dated March, 1959
It features the original logo was still in use that year
A Denver timetable from April, 1977
It shows how important the "hub" concept was to Frontier
Three timetables from 1977-78

Another look at a 1972 timetable
From July
This timetable is dated February, 1962

A ticket from Dec. 1975
It has the crescent logo & features Mt. Rushmore
A timetable
Effective Jan. 1960
Ticket envelope and tickets
From Nov. 1968
Timetable with a different look
From June, 1958
A Summer timetable
from 1954
Timetable from June 1966
Bragging on the 580s
Sad timetable dated May, 1986
Shows People Express schedules too
A 1961 timetable
From February
Another 1961 timetable
From September
A 1966 timetable
From December
The first timetable after the Central merger
October, 1967
Two old timetables
From 1970 and 1984
A 1963 timetable
The September issue
An old logo
From late 50s or early 60s
An April, 1982 timetable
Note the new destinations in Mexico
A "background" logo
Use it for background or wallpaper
A timetable
dated Fall 1959 DT>A July, 1979 timetable
mentioning new destinations, the airline was expanding during this period
Another timetable
from September, 1980 announcing new service
A very early timetable
Frontier had just finished its 3rd year, Jun 1953
An April 1964 timetable
Introducing CV580 service!
Another 1964 timetable from October
"America's most progressive airline"
A 1960 timetable
New inflight "Frontiersman" service
The back of the same 1960 timetable
Now flying Radar Convairs
The inside of the 1960 timetable
It has a route map for that year
The September, 1964 timetable
New service with jet powered Convair 580s
A timetable for September, 1977
New service to Sacramento
A system map
Shows the system in early 1967 before the Central Airlines merger
Some air mail labels
A collection of 4, including 2 from the early 1950s
A September, 1970 timetable
The front cover has a 727 landing..."A Better Way To Fly"
A 1967 timetable
Dated Oct. 29, it replaced the timetable from the previous month showing the Central/Frontier merger"
This timetable dated July, 1951
Green with western scenery
An October, 1963 timetable
Features two skiers on a blue cover
An unusual timetable
From April, 1972, it celebrates the Centennial of our National Parks
A great timetable from November, 1956
The route map shows how regional Frontier was at the time
This timetable is dated July, 1952
Flying to the Oil Country
A Winter of 1955 timetable
A 10th Anniversary issue
A July 1973 timetable
Bright green featuring a golfer
Timetable from August, 1956
Marking the 11th anniversary of the airline
The Red F logo
A colorful replacement to the crescent
2 timetables
One from 1979 & the other 1980
A March 1983 timetable
The cover lists destination cities


Ad used to advertise Frontier: Tom Frye outlined a 737 and the word Frontier
More on the sharpshooter ad: Tom used a .22 rifle to make the ad
A note about Tom Frye, sharpshooter: An amazing shooter!
Another Frontier ad from the days when Frontier began dying: It features employee Clay Blaylock
An ashtray: From the 1950s with the early logo
Employee name badge: These were used by unpaid volunteer employees who worked at airports giving customer service
Bag label: Very old, probably from the early 1950s
Hand bag: Features one of the first logos of the airline
A beautiful bandanna: It shows the Western roots of the airline
Another view of the bandanna: Just the thing for a Frontier cowgirl
Beer can holder: Just the thing to toast a great airline with
Belt buckle: Shows off the last logo of Frontier very well
A great book, well worth buying: By one of the early Frontier pilots, Tex Searle
A bumpersticker: Clearly shows where Frontier's heart was
An exciting button: There was always something exciting going on at Frontier
A striped button: Given to children, even grown-up ones
Jr. Pilot's wings: The kids on Frontier loved these
The infamous Nuts button: Worn by Frontier employees during a most objectionable takeover attempt
Agent's hat emblem: From the cap worn by station agents - those who did everything but fix'em or fly'em
Pilot's wings: From the very earliest days of the airline
Pilot's hat emblem: Worn on the caps of the greatest group of pilots on earth
Playing cards: For games of chance, like working for an airline during deregulation
Inflight serving dish: Frontier was famous for it's inflight service and its flight attendants
Old fashioned glass : Just the thing to toast your favorite flight attendant
Glass with the crescent logo: Shows the old logo very well
Crescent wine glasses: This logo was used in the late 1960s
Cocktail glass: It has the old crescent logo and was easily tipped over - serious inflight drinkers had to be careful
A better label: Featuring an advertising campaign from the 1970s
Another striped button: Bigger & brighter than the previous one
White ball cap with red F logo: An unusual style
The red F logo: One of the most distinctive logos in the airline business
Another F logo: The last Frontier logo and name
A third F logo: Another version of the last logo and name
A green logo: This logo was one of the early ones from the 1950s
The inflight magazine : An edition from 1977
June 1986 inflight magazine: Capt. Chick Stevens did some great stuff in these magazines
An air mail label from the early 1950s: Used when the post office had an "air mail" classification
Air mail label with 727 on it: These got stuck on mail, cargo & baggage
Another mail label: It has the Frontier crescent on it
Las Vegas matches: These featured poker hands printed on the individual matches
Matches: White with the red F logo
The famous Mateus wine: Frontier was famous for their inflight service
Coffee mug made for employee reunion: Features Frontier logo and dates 1946-1986
Occupied seat card, makes terrific wallpaper: Used to save or block seats
Employee boarding pass: Pass privileges were very liberal
Pins & wings: Some service pins and an original set of Frontier pilot's wings
Ixtapa poster from 1979: Frontier expanded into many of the Mexican tourist markets
Charles Quarles collection: Charles has one of the largest airlines collections on earth
Rodeo flag: Frontier sponsored many professional rodeo performers
Folder: Used most often for packets of flight information
Two glasses: Each has a different logo & were made up for a reunion of Frontier employees
Older logo: Sometimes call the boomerang or the crescent
Older occupied card: Has the crescent logo on it
Same card but the flip side: Right click on photo to make some nice wallpaper
Safety card from a 737: Notice it's bi-lingual due to the Mexican cities served
A ticket from 1957: It features the oldest logo
Another part of the same ticket: A route map is shown
Last part of the 1957 ticket: Showing the inside of the ticket packet
Ticket envelope from 1973: Frontier spotlighted many of the tourist destination on their envelopes. Mt. Rushmore is on this one.
Pilot's hat badge and wings: Worn with pride
Wings given to children : It has older crescent logo
Two glasses and VO mini-bottle: Emblematic of Frontier's superior inflight service
The airline's $10M Operations Base under construction in 1968: It was dedicated May, 1969, after two years of construction. Maintenance, reservations & HQs functions were centered in it.
The best bumpersticker ever made: Highlights the "Take off with an old friend" theme
Another bumpersticker: Shows the logo very well
The Red Rockies bumpersticker: You saw a lot of these in the early 1980s
Frontier's CV340 flight simulator: Al Ollinger checks it out in this photo from 1959
A service pin from the early days: Appears to be the first Frontier logo used
The last Frontier Magazine: Dated Sep, 1986, it may never have been put on aircraft
President Lou Dymond does an ad: Taken from the Oct. 1966 OAG
An employee's handbook from 1979: It contained information on all the employee benefit programs
Ticket envelope from the 1980s: Has the last color scheme on it
A large poster from the last years: It features Denver, the airlines' headquarters since its founding in 1946
Safety card: From a 737-200
A logo uniform patch: Probably from a pair of overalls
RON kit (Remain Over Night): Kit with toiletries given to inconvenienced passengers without luggage
Ad from March, 1968: Two page layout in the OAG
Charm bracelet: Often worn by flight attendants
Plaque from 1978: Given to maintenance personnel at Spokane
Coffee cup: Used for inflight service in the 1960s
Ashtray, possibly custom made: It has name Howard M. Edman on it
Cocktail glass: From the late 1960s
Uniform patch: Maroon, color used in last uniform changeover
Uniform patch: Dark blue and orange
Same uniform patch: Formatted for wallpaper
Matchbook cover: Showing the crescent logo
Carolyn Walton sent this shot of the "skin line": Swing shift crew left to right Hip VanTran/Jim Kalback/ Dudley Lewis/ Paul Rueberg/ B Cruckshank (deceased) Frank??/Tom Scicca/ Dick Klumker/ center is Jim Walton and Jim Kirkland, far right.
Postcard: from 1954 featuring a DC3
Ticket Envelope: Dated October, 1952
Napkin: Remember that famous inflight service?
Flight kit: Given to passengers
1973 ticket envelope: Mt. Rushmore on cover
1973 ticket envelope: Showing Grand Teton on front
Silverware: With the crescent logo
Silverware: Closeup of logo mentioned above
1960 ticket envelope: The crescent is turquoise color
Inside 1960 ticket envelope: Nice route map
Flight Standards Manual: For CV580
Fun Book: Given to children by flight attendants
Poster: Advertising service to Orange County, California
Round logo: From the 1950s, you can buy 12" metallic replicas now
Nice ticket envelope: Fom the 60s, note the turquoise crescent
Matchbook from Las Vegas: Outside cover
Inside same matchbook: Note poker hands on matches
Wineglass with old crescent logo: Used in Frontier's fabulous inflight service
Employee ID badge:It belongs to aircraft mechanic Joe Crider
Ad from National Geographic: Shows the incomparable Grand Tetons
A promotional scarf: Joint effort with United Airlines
A brochure for women: Tips for travel and packing
A flight attendant's bag: Very stylish and capacious
A collage of ticket envelopes: From 1956
Another safety card:Used on the Boeing 737
A dish used in Frontier's superb in-flight service: This one honored the state of Tennessee
Employee ID: Capt. H.A. "Frosty" Frost
Employee ID from 1959: Capt. Fuzz Parten
Necktie worn by agents : Many agents switched to clip-ons after a senior agent in Denver got his tie caught in a baggage conveyor belt
Vacation brochure: From 1973 - Frontier always sought vacationers as customers
Employee ID: Capt. Billy Walker
Employee ID: Agent Chuck Tisckos
The Summer 1977 Frontier Magazine: The 5th anniversary edition
Rodeo Champions of 1982: Frontier was a sponsor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and its Official Airline
A calendar from 1969: It features a 727 and a route map
A ticket envelope from 1959: Dated in September, it has a Phillips 66 ad on the back
1975 ticket envelope: Shows a ticket featuring the Grand Tetons
Colorful ticket envelope: It pictures downtown Las Vegas
A brochure from the early 1950s: Highlights Jackson Hole and a route map
Clipboard with calendar: Used in air freight facilities in the mid 1970s
Crew bag tag: Flight crew members identified their bags with these
RON (Remain Over Night) kit: Contains toiletries for female passengers - RON kits for men were black
An old company clock: The logo indentifies it from the early 1950s
A parka for outside work: The reflective stripes were added in the early 1980s when a mechanic was killed one night on the Denver ramp by a provisioning truck
Bag for ski boots: Frontier served many skiers over the years
T-shirt with advertising :Frontier had more legroom than other airlines
An ad with a ski twist: A skier is set to ski down the tail of a 727
The "Frontier Taxi":Used to shuttle air crews at Kansas City in 1970s
A CV580 safety card :These were in the seat pockets - emergency information
Destination tag for luggage: For Lincoln, Neraska
Another bag tag:For St. Louis, Missouri
A Frontier Airlines game:Used to entertain children in flight
An occupied barf bag:To save money, barf bags (unused!) were used as occupied seat signs
President Al Feldman on Air Transport World's cover:This Nov. 1972 article chronicled Frontier's changes & growth
ATW article:Page 1
ATW article:Page 2
ATW article:Page 3
ATW article:Page 4
ATW article:Page 5
1980 ALEA contract signing:Standing from the left: Jack Casey, Carolyn Boller, Jake Lamkins, Sandy Bambei, Hank Lund, Mary Lou Marquez, Dick Rohrmann, Don Hatfield, Jim Shores, Ralph Brott. Seated from the left: Mort Wigderson, Harry Bickford, Buz Larkin.
Book of matches
From the early 1950s with first logo
An anniversary coaster
For the 25th year of service in 1971, dating from Monarch's start-up in 1946
Photos from 1958 Annual Report of Frontier Officers
Printed in 1959 when Bud Maytag took over Frontier. He sold out in 1962 & bought controlling interest in National Airlines. Maytag ran it until PanAm bought National in 1980.
Another rodeo flag
This colorful 3'X5' banner was used when Frontier sponsored many rodeo events
This brochure dates from the 1950s
Colorado vacations
A brochure from 1975
Great outdoors
A 737 Systems Manual
Dating from 1974
A St Louis brochure
New Boeing 727 service in 1967
Flight manual
For the CV580
Route map
From 1984
Playing cards
With the crescent logo
Coffee mug
Has a skier on it
Group of pilots from 1968
All getting their 20 year pins
Three stewardess class photos
All graduated from flight school in 1970
Ticket envelope
Dates from August 1956
Inside the same ticket envelope
It shows a route map of Frontier's system
Book of matches
The red F logo and company name
Poster with several photos
Put together by Fred Tillar
A fancy toothpick
These were included with inflight meals
An inflight magazine
The Winter, 1975 edition
ALPA's 1978 MEC & Negotiating Committee
L-R, seated: Ed Trimble, Jack Frost, and Dan Gunn. L-R, standing: Dave Wabel, Jim McGhee, Jack Martin, Weldon Finney, Chuck Blair, Bob Huddleston, Bill Wayland and Henry Rankin
ALPA's 1978 Negotiating Team signs a new contract
L-R, seated: Ed Trimble and Dick Orr. L-R, standing: Buz Larkin, Jack Frost, Dave Wabel, Dan Gunn, Chuck Blair, Joe ? (ALPA trainee), Jim Wyche and Pat Benoit (ALPA Staff Negotiator).


Frontier Airlines Website Index: The best source of internet Frontier info
Photo Index of Frontier aircraft found on the Internet: Compiled by Steve Gustafson
The Frontier Airlines Obituaries : A listing of those of the Frontier Family who have "flown west".
The "Old" Frontier Airlines Online Club: Former employees and friends are invited to take a look and join.
Gone but not forgotten airlines: Challenger, Monarch, Arizona, Central, Frontier
Frontier stories: By the employees about themselves and their careers at Frontier
Frontier Airlines Photo Gallery: A great set of aircraft photographs by Mike of AirCal
The ten Presidents of Frontier Airlines: 1950 - 1986, photos of each and dates of presidencies
Sunliners: A collection of Frontier newsletters
FLypaper: Frontier Airlines type wallpaper

Frontier Airlines would die 40 years after it's beginnings with Monarch Airlines in 1946. Operations ceased on August 24, 1986 and bankruptcy was filed 4 days later. Final bankruptcy proceedings ended on May 31, 1990 - exactly 40 years after Frontier was formed from the merger of Monarch, Challenger and Arizona airlines. The links, images and comments above tell part of the story of the Frontier tragedy.

Click HERE for a farewell message from the Frontier family of employees.

And so it ended and the Frontier Family scattered to the four winds.

THANKS to loads of folks for sharing their photos, images and info about the "Old" Frontier Airlines: Craig Hansen, graphic artist supreme, who created the CV 580 at the top and many other FL aircraft images, The Frontier Club gang, Air Nikon, Bill Buse, Joe Crider, Steve Gustafson, Darrell Robson, Billy Walker, David Bottinelli, Carolyn Walton, the Ebay bunch, Ken Schultz, Charles Quarles, Earl McGuire, Chuck Tisckos, H.A. "Frosty" Frost, Bill Castleman, Ace Avakian, Mike@AirCal, Al Kendell, Greg Lincoln & George Gayuski. If I've missed anybody, let me know so I can make it right!

Jake Lamkins