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Southwest Airlines sues Colorado officials over the state’s new sick leave law

Southwest Airlines is suing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in federal court, claiming the state’s new sick leave law “imposes a pervasive and comprehensive paid sick leave scheme on employers.” The airline claims it already provides generous paid sick leave to its employees and that Colorado’s sick leave policy contradicts and prevents the […]

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Spirit still prefers takeover bid from Denver-based Frontier Airlines over JetBlue

By David Koenig and Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Spirit Airlines said Monday that it still supports Frontier Airlines’ $2.9 billion takeover bid for the airline, saying it was more likely to win regulatory approval than JetBlue’s competing $3.6 billion offer. Spirit said antitrust regulators are unlikely to approve JetBlue’s offer because of JetBlue’s alliance with […]

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Flight attendants settle discrimination lawsuit against Denver-based Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines has settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of flight attendants who claimed the carrier discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Denver-based Frontier agreed to keep or change several policies to address the needs of pregnant and lactating personnel in settling the litigation, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, […]

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JetBlue makes offer for Spirit Airlines, could spark bidding war with Denver-based Frontier Airlines

By David Koenig, The Associated Press JetBlue Airways has offered to buy Spirit Airlines for about $3.6 billion and break up a plan for Spirit to merge with rival budget carrier Frontier Airlines. Spirit said Tuesday that it received an unsolicited bid from JetBlue. It said its board will evaluate the offer and decide what’s […]

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Denver-based Frontier Airlines buying Spirit in $3B low-cost carrier deal

By Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Frontier is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation’s fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The companies said Monday that the transaction will provide more low-cost fares for […]