Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) is planning to cut the number of flights and jobs at its Denver International Airport hub according to The Denver Post.
CEO Dave Siegel has told employees that increased taxes and landing fees has made the DEN hub unprofitable. In the past year the airline has been adding routes at other locations including Trenton and Cleveland as we have reported.
Siegel sites the 30 percent increase in landing fees over the past three years as the main culprit in making DEN connections unprofitable.
Currently the airline operates 85 daily flights but this will decrease to around 70 in January according to the report.
SkyWest Airlines (United Express) (St. George, Utah) will start a new route for United Airlines. The first United Express flight, operated by SkyWest Airlines, from Hays, Kansas to Denver is scheduled to take off beginning on August 1, 2014.
The Hays flights will operate using 50-seat Bombardier-manufactured CRJ200 regional jet aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest’s Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N930SW (msn 7713) operating in United Express colors arrives in Los Angeles.
Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) according to the Denver Post will outsource 700 jobs at all of its outlying stations except the Denver hub. This will impact gate agents, ticket counter agents and ramp employees.