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

The Colorado Healthy Families and Workplace Act, a bill passed by the legislature in 2020, interferes with the airline’s sick leave benefits and could lead to fight delays and cancellations, according to the federal lawsuit.

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Bargain hunters beware — flying Spirit and Frontier cost me plenty

When Frontier and Spirit airlines proposed to merge, I decided to give them a try — and I ended up paying for it in the end

Opinion Columns

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

Spirit said antitrust regulators are unlikely to approve JetBlue's offer because of JetBlue's alliance with American Airlines in the Northeast

Business

Flight attendants settle discrimination lawsuit against Denver-based Frontier Airlines

Frontier agreed to keep or change several policies to address the needs of pregnant and lactating personnel

Business

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

JetBlue is three times bigger than Frontier and nearly twice the size of Spirit

Business

United Airlines needs more workers as it undergoes one of its largest Denver expansions in years

The airline, DIA's largest, plans to hire 3,000 more people by 2026. To get past the Great Resignation, United has upped its starting wage and offers bonuses for some positions.

Business

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

The merger will create the nation's fifth largest carrier.

Business

United Airlines sees a supersonic future, orders planes from Colorado-based Boom Supersonic

The airline said Thursday that it plans to buy 15 jets from Boom Supersonic with an option for 35 more once the start-up company designs a plane that flies faster than the speed of sound while meeting safety and environmental standards

Business

Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says

Previously, the CDC had cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people

Coronavirus

Denver-based Frontier Airlines hopes its IPO rides the U.S. wave of travel recovery

CEO Barry Biffle said Frontier will remain focused on the leisure-travel market, unlike bigger airlines that depend on high-paying business travelers

Business

Frontier Airlines gives more details around its stock offering

Frontier's parent company and its current owners hope to sell 30 million shares at between $19 and $21 per share.

Business

Four important things to know about the United Airlines flight that rained debris on the Denver area

A Boeing 777, like the one involved in Saturday’s catastrophic engine failure, is designed to fly on one engine in an emergency. Pilots train for it frequently.

News

With winter travel to Colorado resort communities very unclear, airlines are showing “unprecedented” flexibility

What is usually a set-in-stone schedule of flights is an Etch-a-Sketch this fall as Colorado resorts struggle to gauge demand for skiing and airlines work to accommodate coronavirus-wary travelers.

Coronavirus

Colorado attorney general asks for federal investigation into Frontier Airlines’ coronavirus flight-change policies

The request comes as the U.S. airline industry is reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis. Hundreds of jobs are at risk in Denver.

Business

Are the days of the Boeing 747 — the jumbo jet — over in Denver?

British Airways’ announcement that it is retiring the four-engined, humpbacked airplane means Lufthansa is the only airline flying to the Mile High City that uses the 747. But even they are unsure about the big plane’s future.

News

Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country — Eagle to Aspen. But it won’t last.

The Department of Transportation is expected to OK the end of the “mountain hopper” that circles from Dallas to Eagle, Aspen and Montrose and back to Texas to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines

Transportation

United tried to cut flights to Gunnison using some questionable geographic reasoning. The feds said no.

United Airlines, staggering after coronavirus shutdowns required 80% reduction in flights, asked to end flights to Gunnison, but federal regulators said no. Flights will continue, even though they're only 10% full.

Business

Coronavirus has left Denver International Airport little more than an airplane parking lot

The number of people making their way through the airport’s security checkpoints last week dropped by more than 94% compared to the same stretch last year

Coronavirus

Norwegian will launch a Denver-Rome flight in 2020. But will passengers actually get to fly on one of their Dreamliners?

Norwegian has been using Wamos, a Spanish charter airline, to cover dozens of its flights out of Denver because of problems with the budget carrier’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 aircraft

Business

What Denver International Airport looked and felt like Friday on its busiest day ever

The Colorado Sun spent 9 hours at DIA talking to airport employees and passengers -- and going behind the scenes -- to figure out what the droves meant

Growth
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