Frontier Airlines - Animal Tails!

Frontier Airlines - The Spirit of the West and now A Whole Different Animal. Frontier is a Denver based airline that has prospered since its inception in 1994. Frontier puts pictures of animals on the tails of its aircraft and names each one. The pictures give the airline a unique look and help it stand out in a crowded airline market.

Up until 2001 Frontier operated an all 737 and 737 Classic fleet. They have now converted to an all Airbus fleet on the mainline and a mixed fleet of regional aircraft.

Oct 2003 - All 737-200s have been withdrawn from service.
May 2005 - All 737-300s have been withdrawn from service.
Feb 2006 - Frontier announces plans to add more A318s and A319s to the fleet as well as A320s.
Sep 2006 - Frontier announces the purchase of Q400s and the discontinuance of the Horizon CRJ-700 relationship in 2007.
Jan 2007 - Frontier announces a relationship with Republic Airlines to provide ERJ-170 service.
Aug 2007 - The Q400 (DH8-400) aircraft have started to arrive
Feb 2008 - The first A320 delivered.
Apr 2008 - Frontier files for Chapter 11 protection & announces end of Republic ERJ-170 service.
Feb 2010 - Frontier announces shutdown of Lynx (Q400)
Apr 2010 - The merge of Frontier with Midwest will use the Frontier name. The first ERJ-190 in full Frontier colors is due in April 2010

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Last Update: 17 Apr 2014  

A318

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N801FR

Grizzly Bear
  `Grizwald`

A318

First aircraft with 'A Whole Different Animal' slogan - wfu (2012)

N802FR

Elk
  `Montana`

A318

N803FR

Rabbit
  `Stu`

A318

N804FR

Kit Fox Cubs
  `Mo and Jo`

A318

Delivered (Oct 03) - Stored (2011)

N805FR

Great Gray Owl
  `Ollie`

A318

Delivered (Apr 04) - Stored June 2012

N806FR

Bison
  `Thunder`

A318

Delivered May 04 - returned 2010

N807FR

Couger
  `Charlie`

A318

Delivered Oct 04 - scrapped Apr 10

N808FR

Fawn
  `Clover`

A318

Delivered (Feb 07) - scrapped

N809FR

Porcupine
  `Spike`

A318

Delivered (Mar 07) - scrapped

N810FR

Sea Turtle
  `Sheldon`

A318

Delivered May 07 - Stored Sep 10 - scrapped

N812FR

Grizzly Bear
  `Benny`

A318

Delivered Jul 07 - Stored Sep 10 - scrapped

A319

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N901FR

Wolf
 "Wally"

A319

Removed from fleet Aug 08

N902FR

Wood Duck
 "Woody"

A319

N903FR

Orca
 "Ozzy"

A319

Removed from fleet Aug 08

N904FR

Swan
 "Grace"

A319

N905FR

Seal
 "Sherman"

A319

N906FR

Pronghorn
 "Andy"

A319

N907FR

Mule Deer
 "Mel"

A319

Removed from fleet Sep 08

N908FR

Macaw
  `Polly`

A319

was Heron

N909FR

Canada Goose
 "Lucy"

A319

Removed from fleet May 2008

N910FR

Mountain Lion
 "Sal"

A319

N912FR

Red Fox
 "Trixie"

A319

N913FR

Hummingbird
 'Hamilton'

A319

Removed from fleet

N914FR

Egret
 "Stretch"

A319

N915FR

Mustang
 "Sally"

A319

Removed from fleet Sep 08

N916FR

Mallard Duck
 'O'Malley'

A319

Removed from fleet

N917FR

Snowy Owl
 "Doc"

A319

Removed from fleet May 08

N918FR

Whitetail Deer
 "Jake"

A319

N919FR

Ocelot
 "Lance"

A319

First A319 with "A Whole Different Animal" slogan

N920FR

Coyote
 "Carl"

A319

N921FR

Mountain Goat
 "Fritz"

A319

N922FR

Red Fox
 "Foxy"

A319

(see more photos of N922FR)

N923FR

Raccoon
 "Rudy"

A319

Delivered (Nov 03)

N924FR

Polar Bear Cubs
 "Klondike and Snow"

A319

Delivered (Dec 03)

N925FR

Dall`s Sheep
 "Dale"

A319

Delivered (Feb 04)

N926FR

Fawn
 "Domino"

A319

Delivered (Apr 04)

N927FR

Bottlenose Dolphin
 "Flip"

A319

Delivered (May 04)

N928FR

Bobcat
 "Hank"

A319

Delivered (May 04)

N929FR

Lynx
 "Larry"

A319

Features "Larry" from the Frontier TV commercials.

N930FR

Couger w /
Cub
 "Lola and Max"

A319

Delivered (Jun 04)

N931FR

Black Bear Cub
 "Jo-Jo"

A319

Delivered (Jun 04) (see more photos of N931FR)

N932FR

Bald Eagle
 "Sarge"

A319

Delivered (Jul 04)

N933FR

Wolf
  `Wally`

A319

Delivered (Jul 04) - was Hawk `Sebastian` - changed to Wolf from N901FR

N934FR

Lynx
 "L.J."

A319

Delivered (Sep 04)

N935FR

Sea Otter
 "Hector"

A319

Delivered (Oct 04) (see more photos of N935FR)

N936FR

Walrus `Earl`

A319

Delivered Feb 05 - Stored Apr 2012

N937FR

Blue Crowned Conure

A319

Delivered Feb 05 - Stored Apr 2012

N938FR

Arctic Fox
 "Misty"

A319

Delivered (Mar 05)

N939FR

Emperor Penguins
 'Jim, Joe, Jay & Gary'

A319

Delivered (May 05)

N940FR

Snowshoe Hare

A319

Delivered (May 05) - WFU (Aug 12)

N941FR

Gray Wolf
 "Lobo"

A319

Delivered (Jun 05)

N942FR

Bighorn Sheep
 "Stanley"

A319

Delivered (Jun 05)

N943FR

Deer Fawn
 "Cloe"

A319

Delivered (Jul 05)

N944FR

Polar Bear & Cub
 'Alberta and Clip'

A319

Delivered (Mar 06) Removed from fleet Sep 08

N945FR

Moose
 "Chocolate"

A319

Delivered (Apr 06)

N946FR

Puffin
 'Perry'

A319

Delivered (Jun 06), Removed from fleet 2009

N947FR

Jaguar
 "Maya"

A319

Delivered (Jun 06)

N948FR

Pelican
 "Pete"

A319

Delivered (Jul 06)

N949FR

White Ermine
 "Erma"

A319

Delivered (Aug 06)

N950FR

Dolphin
 'Bob'

A319

Delivered (Feb 07) Stored Aug 08, Removed from fleet

N951FR

Grizzly Bear
  `Benny`

A319

N952FR

Mule Deer
  `Mel`

A319

N953FR

Mallard Duck
  `O`Malley`

A319

N954FR

Moose
  `Mickey`

A319

First with FlyFrontier.com titles

A320

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N201FR

Caribou
  `Yukon`

A320

Delivered (Feb 08)

N202FR

Bighorn Sheep
  `Colorado`

A320

Delivered (Mar 08)

N203FR

Mustang
  `Sally`

A320

was on 915FR

N204FR

Bald Eagle
  `Freedom`

A320

N205FR

Orca
  `Ozzy`

A320

N206FR

Polar Bears
  `Alberta and Clipper`

A320

Spotted in Europe with blank tail and incorrectly painted 'R' on starboard side.

N207FR

Bison
  `Thunder`

A320

(see more photos of N207FR)

N208FR

Couger
  `Charlie`

A320

N209FR

Pronghorn
  `Ranger`

A320

N210FR

Sea Turtle
  `Sheldon`

A320

N211FR

Grizzly Bear
  `Grizwald`

A320

N213FR

Elk
  `Montana`

A320

(delivered with blank tail)

N214FR

Coyote
  `Carl`

A320

(delivered with blank tail)

N216FR

Mountain Goat
  `Cliff`

A320

N220FR

Tiger Shark
  `Finn`

A320

First Frontier Airbus with winglets

N221FR

Tree Frog
  `Bugsy`

A320

N223FR

 

A320

(no photos found)

N261AV

Atlantic Puffin
 'Paxton'

A320

Is now N218FR

N263AV

Hare `Jack`

A320


E-190

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N161HL

Fawn `Clover`

ERJ-190

N162HL

Coyote `Casey`

ERJ-190

N163HQ

Fox `Blaze`

ERJ-190

N164HQ

Hummingbird `Hamilton`

ERJ-190

N165HQ

(Flamingo `Franceska`)

ERJ-190

(no photos found) Still in Midwest c/s

N166HQ

Puffin

ERJ-190

N167HQ

Kit Fox Cubs `Mo and Jo`

ERJ-190

N168HQ

(Dolphin `Bob`)

ERJ-190

(no photos found) Still in Midwest c/s

N169HQ

Great Grey Owl `Ollie`

ERJ-190

(see more photos of N169HQ)

N170HQ

Bison `Humphrey`

ERJ-190

N172HQ

Rabbit `Stu`

ERJ-190

N174HQ

Badger `Buddy`

ERJ-190

N175HQ

Canada Goose `Lucy`

ERJ-190

N176HQ

Mountain Goat `Scooter`

ERJ-190

N177HQ

Mountain Lion

ERJ-190


ERJ-145

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N266SK

Bear Cub

ERJ-145

(no photos found)

N267SK

Porcupine `Spike`

ERJ-145

(no photos found)

N269SK

Racoon `Bandit`

ERJ-145

(no photos found)

N270SK

Red Fox `Ginger`

ERJ-145

(no photos found)

N271SK

Lynx `Luke`

ERJ-145

(no photos found)

N288SK

Owl ` Barney`

ERJ-145

(no photos found)

E-170

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N810MD

Red Webbed Tree Frog

ERJ-170

(no photos found) 712

N815MD

Fisher

ERJ-170

709

N818MD

Flamingo

ERJ-170

710

N823MD

Fox
 "Blaze"

ERJ-170

707 (same as N611QX)

N824MD

Atlantic Puffin
 "Paxton"

ERJ-170

705 (same as 737 N315FL)

N826MD

Pronghorn
 "Ranger"

ERJ-170

706

N871RW

Mountain Goat
 "Scooter"

ERJ-170

701

N872RW

Swan
 "Giselle"

ERJ-170

702

N873RW

Brown Owl
 "Barney"

ERJ-170

703

N874RW

Deer
 "Dylan"

ERJ-170

704

CRJ-700

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N601QX

Bald Eagle

CRJ-700

Same as N310FL starboard side

N602QX

Bear Cub

CRJ-700

Same as N303FL port side

N605QX

Coyote

CRJ-700

Same as N316FL starboard side

N608QX

Raccoon

CRJ-700

Same as N921WA starboard side

N609QX

Pronghorn

CRJ-700

Same as N308FL starboard side

N611QX

Fox

CRJ-700

Same as N319FL port side

N616QX

Mountain Goat

CRJ-700

(no photos found) Same as N118RW starboard side

N617QX

Elk

CRJ-700

Same as N1PC starboard side

Dash8 Q400

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N501LX

Lynx

DHC-8

N502LX

Wolf

DHC-8

N503LX

Mountain Lion

DHC-8

N504LX

Moose

DHC-8

N505LX

Fox

DHC-8

N506LX

Raccoon

DHC-8

Same as N608QX and N921WA

N507LX

Harp Seal

DHC-8

N508LX

Toucan

DHC-8

N509LX

Moose

DHC-8

N510LX

Bobcat

DHC-8

N511LX

Snowy Owl

DHC-8

N512LX

Dolphin

DHC-8

(no photos found) Never delivered

737-200

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

N118RW

Mountain Goat

737-200

276

N1PC

Elk

737-200

272

N205AU

Red Fox /
Raccoon

737-200

(no photos found)

N207AU

Wolf /
Bear Cub

737-200

(no photos found)

N212US

Bison /
Ram

737-200

(no photos found)

N214AU

Mountain Goat /
Fawn

737-200

(no photos found)

N217US

Eagle /
Cougar

737-200

(no photos found)

N234TR

Mountain Lion

737-200

(no photos found) 273

N237TR

Hummingbird

737-200

274 (same both sides)

N270FL

Owl /
Elk

737-200

270

N271FL

Heron /
Goose

737-200

271

N921WA

Raccoon

737-200

(no photos found) 275

737-300

RegNameTypePhotos / Notes

EI-CHH

Mallard /
Mustang

737-300

302

N303FL

Grizzly Cub /
Hawk

737-300

303

N304FL

Moose /
Red Wolf

737-300

304

N305FA

Canadian Lynx

737-300

305

N306FL

Snow Hare /
Pelican

737-300

306

N307FL

Dolphin /
Dolphin

737-300

307

N308FL

Pronghorn /
Pronghorn

737-300

308

N309FL

Puffin /
Puffin

737-300

309

N310FL

Eagle /
Eagle

737-300

310

N311FL

Fawn /
Fawn

737-300

311 (see more photos of N311FL)

N312FL

M. Ram /
M. Ram

737-300

312

N313FL

Bear /
Bear

737-300

313

N314FL

Lynx /
Cat

737-300

314

N315FL

Puffin /
Puffin

737-300

315

N316FL

Fox /
Wolf

737-300

316

N317FL

Bison Head /
Bison

737-300

317

N318FL

Heron /
Snow Egret

737-300

318

N319FL

Fox /
Fox

737-300

319

N578US

Kit Fox Cubs /
Polar Bear Cubs

737-300

301

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