Pilot Vote Will Decide Frontier's Future

Jun 17, 2011
Originally published on June 17, 2011 9:41 am
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NPR's Jeff Brady explains.

JEFF BRADY: Airline analyst Mike Boyd says Republic's strategy for Frontier is partly to blame.

MIKE BOYD: They have an operation in Denver and they have an operation in Milwaukee, and they're trying to fly flights out of Kansas City and out of Omaha, and I think it's kind of frittered away their strength.

BRADY: Boyd says Frontier's strength is its association with Denver and the brand loyalty the airline has with flyers here. Boyd says Frontier is still a well-run airline; it just needs to return to its Mile High roots.

BOYD: So with a little more capital, there's no question they can survive.

BRADY: Jeff Brady, NPR News, Denver. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.