Frontier still recovering from Denver hail damage

Frontier Airlines still recovering from hail damage to its fleet but cancelations have eased

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- Frontier Airlines is still recovering from a hail storm in Denver that damaged about a third of its fleet.However, the number of flight cancelations has declined, with Frontier canceling two flights and reinstating others on Friday. Frontier was also using 10 charter flights to accommodate its passengers.Frontier had canceled about 220 flights in the first five days after the hail storm hit, averaging over 40 scratched flights a day.The airline was hurting even before the hail storm hit. It has been losing money and its parent company, Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc., has been working to restructure the airline.Republic CEO Bryan Bedford told Denver's KUSA-TV that Frontier is 80 percent of the way toward hitting its $120 million target to improve results.

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