For those busy travelers crisscrossing through Denver International Airport (DIA), Frontier Airlines is well known. The aircraft is unique with a "tale of the tails", a display of wildlife animals that are visible at the rear tail section of their planes.
Frontier Airlines is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: RJET).
Frontier Airlines has been a solid fixture in the Denver airport hub for the past 20 years. It employs over 3,900 and offers routes to more than 75 cities.
It was announced last week that Frontier will be sold to a private-equity group Indigo Partners. Indigo was a key investor in Spirit Airlines.
According to a recent article in "USA Today", there may be some geographic changes for the low cost airline as well. There have been steps to reduce the focus on Denver and grow the business elsewhere on the East Coast, expanding their current cities route in Trenton, NJ and Wilmington, DE. This will build a more diversified route for the smaller airport locations.
In turn, the impact to lessen the focus on Denver will help our sister airline, Southwest Airlines to have a greater opportunity in the Denver market for expansion and reduced competition.
The RJET website, recounts the recent events in its section on "Investor Relations", "We endorse and will support continued efforts to build Frontier into a leading nationwide ultra-low cost carrier", said William A. Franke, managing partner of Indigo. An agreement will need to be reached by the pilot and flight attendants unions by October 31st.
Safe travels for all.
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