Just over two years after announcing plans to double its local workforce, Frontier Airlines said Monday it will cut about 450 of its roughly 1,000 employees in Milwaukee.
The move comes as Frontier has steadily lost market share at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport since taking over Midwest Airlines in 2009.
Frontier's parent company, Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, is seeking a buyer for the money-losing carrier.
The swift decline of Denver-based Frontier happens as the economy takes longer than expected to recover, and Frontier faces strong competition in both Denver and Milwaukee, its two hubs.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
More jobs leave Wisconsin. Walker fail, cont.
Now, if Frontier had donated in sufficient amounts to Club for Growth or AFP, we'd be able to cut their taxes... let's find out.
Frontier Airlines to cut about 450 Milwaukee-area employees - JSOnline
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