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Pilot Vote Will Decide Frontier's Future

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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.

Jeff Brady is a National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers energy issues and climate change. Brady helped establish NPR's environment and energy collaborative which brings together NPR and Member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world.