Frontier’s halt of Aspen flights affects 24 jobs |

Frontier’s halt of Aspen flights affects 24 jobs

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – Frontier Airlines says the end of its flights to Aspen on April 16 will leave two dozen full- and part-time customer-service employees out of jobs.

Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Carpenter tells The Denver Post the airline will work to move affected employees to other positions, so it’s possible not all will be furloughed.

Meanwhile, 25 affected pilots and 27 flight attendants will be moved to other aircraft in the system of Frontier’s parent company, Republic Airways.

Carpenter says the four Bombardier Q400 turboprop planes that Frontier uses to fly the tricky mountainous air space above Aspen are no longer cost-effective to operate. Those planes will be parked until they can be sold or leased.