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Frontier Airlines Unveil Orlando's Ted The Sea Turtle As It's Latest Plane Livery!

We’re turtle-y obsessed with frontier Airlines latest plane livery!


Yesterday, Monday, December 5, at Orlando International Airport, Frontier Airlines unveiled it's turtley awesome new livery, Orlando's very own Ted, the Sea Turtle.


Frontier Airlines, together with Visit Orlando, SEA LIFE Orlando and Orlando International Airport, partnered for an in-terminal flight celebration to promote animal conservation and visitation to the Orlando region.


Frontier Airlines Ted, the Sea Turtle Plane Tail Orlando

The new aircraft livery was created to promote tourism in the Orlando region and to highlight one of Florida’s iconic animal species and conservation efforts.


Frontier Airlines Ted, the Sea Turtle Plane Tail Orlando

Ted, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle is a rescue who was released multiple times back into the wild; however he was not displaying behavior consistent with survival on his own, and that’s when he found his forever home at SEA LIFE Aquarium at ICON Park on I-Drive here in Orlando.


Frontier Airlines Ted, the Sea Turtle Plane Tail Orlando

Last year, SEA LIFE Orlando's Ted the Turtle won Frontier Airlines' Who is Orlando's Most Loved Animal promotion.


Ted garnered the most votes between Central Florida Zoo's Ella, the Florida black bear, Gatorland's Larry, the American alligator, and Wild Florida's Flurry, the albino hatchling alligator.


As the winner, Ted was promised his very own plane tail and yesterday Frontier welcomed him into service!


"We're thrilled to welcome Ted the Loggerhead Sea Turtle to our fleet," said Tyri Squyres, vice president of marketing at Frontier Airlines. "All Frontier plane tails feature an animal with a unique name and backstory, many of them from endangered or threatened species. We're proud to partner with Visit Orlando and wonderful facilities like SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium to highlight animal conservation in the greater Central Florida area."


Frontier Airlines Ted, the Sea Turtle Plane Tail Orlando

"SEA LIFE Orlando is excited to partner with Frontier on this amazing opportunity," said Kayla Cristell, lead aquarist at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. "It's a unique honor for Ted, our beloved SEA Turtle, to be recognized as Orlando's most loved animal. Our partnership represents a mutual commitment to telling the stories of incredible animals, and bringing conservation awareness and education to the public."


Frontier Airlines Ted, the Sea Turtle Plane Tail Orlando

"As the likeness of Orlando's Ted the Turtle takes flight on the new Frontier Airlines plane, we hope his story inspires travelers to visit the now famous loggerhead turtle here in Orlando and learn more about conservation and animal rescue efforts throughout our destination," said Casandra Matej, president and CEO, Visit Orlando. "We are grateful for Frontier Airlines' commitment to raising awareness for animals like Ted and programs working to preserve Florida animal species."



Ted was raised as a hatchling by the National Marine Fisheries Fisheries Service and became one of the FIRST turtles to test the Turtle Excluder Device (TED)!


TEDs are escape hatches in fishing nets that allow turtles to escape if they are accidentally trapped. Ted is a rescue turtle who was released multiple times back into the wild, however wasn't displaying behavior consistent with survival on his own. So, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium became his forever home!


Frontier Airlines Ted The Sea Turtle Sea Life Aquarium Orlando

Frontier also launched a new promotion, where travelers can visit Ted the Turtle at SEA LIFE Aquarium during their next Orlando vacation by taking advantage of Frontier Airlines' exclusive Friends Fly Free sale.


Discount Den Members who buy one Discount Den Fare will get one free to Orlando.


To qualify, the purchase must be made by Dec. 13, 2022, travel between Jan. 4 - Feb. 28, 2023, and use promo code: FLYFREE.


This exclusive promotion is valid on select dates and routes.


Frontier Airlines Ted, the Sea Turtle Plane Tail Orlando

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