Frontier Airlines’ new plane tail will feature the Costa Rican two-toed sloth in honor of its destination partner, Costa Rica

Ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has unveiled details of a special new plane that will join the fleet next year with Costa Rica’s two-toed sloth on its tail.

All Frontier airplane tails feature a unique animal with a special name and story. Hoffman’s two-toed sloth was chosen to pay homage to Costa Rica, Frontier’s destination partner, and showcase this unique species, native to Costa Rica. Frontier Airlines flies to both San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica via nonstop service from Orlando.

“We are thrilled to honor our Destination Partner, Costa Rica, and shine a light on one of the unique and extraordinary species of sloths that call Costa Rica home,” said Tyri Squyres, Vice President of Marketing at Frontier. Airlines. “Our animal tails not only delight adults and children, but they serve an important purpose by highlighting animal species, many of which are endangered. Some people come to Costa Rica just to see the sloths, and our nonstop service from Orlando to Liberia and San Jose, offers easy and affordable flight options for visitors, as well as Costa Ricans traveling to the United States.

“We are beyond thrilled that Frontier Airlines has chosen the two-toed sloth to appear on the tail of one of Frontier’s aircraft,” said Carolina Trejos, director of marketing for the Costa Rican Tourism Board. “The two-toed sloth and three-toed sloth were declared the National Wildlife Symbol of Costa Rica in 2021 and the conservation of the sloth population in Costa Rica remains our priority. We have worked hard to maintain the biodiversity of our country by creating conservation areas across the country, offering travelers the unique opportunity to enjoy more than 30 national parks, nine biological reserves and 51 wildlife sanctuaries that are home to many sloths.Celebrating this symbolic animal today warms us heart, and we will always be grateful for this opportunity.

The sloth needs a name and Frontier, in partnership with Visit Costa Rica, is inviting consumers to vote by heading to Frontier’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter by midnight June 11 to vote by using the #NameTheSloth hashtag. The three name choices are Manny, Tony, and Tico. Manny and Tony are a nod to Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park, where sloths can be seen in the wild. Tico is a name used to refer to the natives of Costa Rica.

Sloths are considered a national symbol of Costa Rica and the two-toed sloth is the larger of the two sloth species found in the country. They are primarily nocturnal and are distinguished by their white-ringed face, brown muzzle, and shaggy coat. Sloths are mammals that spend around 90% of their lives upside down in the trees of tropical forests and can live up to 30 years. Costa Rica is taking steps to ensure these unique creatures continue to thrive in their natural habitat.