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Frontier's Dramatic Improvement: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 14, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | April 14, 2016

Frontier's Dramatic Improvement: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 14, 2016

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These are the air travel stories taking off on the internet today.

Complaints Are Down, Performance Up at Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is improving. The carrier was once notorious for delays and high rate of customer complaints, but it showed improvement in both areas when February numbers were tallied.

Major Improvements at Denver Airport
All three of the main airlines at Denver International Airport have improved their on-time performance this year. Southwest, Delta and Frontier have all also lowered the frequency of customer complaints.

Singapore Airlines Hiring Female Pilots for The First Time
Singapore Airlines will start hiring female pilots for the first time in its history. The flag carrier used to hire only male pilots, but two women are currently in training to fly for SIA and there are plans to hire more.

Strikes Complicate Recovery at Brussels Airport
Not only is Brussels Airport rebuilding after the terrorist attacks and dealing with unhappy security personnel, it now has to contend with a strike by air traffic controllers who are unhappy with their pensions. Brussels Airlines said that the strike has caused it to cancel 50 flights.


Some lawmakers have called for an end to subsidized air travel for rural communities in the United States. This has long been considered an issue for some in Congress who want to cut government spending.  

Once again, Hawaiian Airlines has been named the most punctual carrier in the United States. Other airlines, such as Delta and Frontier, have continued to improve, but Hawaiian remains in the top spot.  

Some airports are considering privatizing their security after long waits at TSA checkpoints caused problems over the busy spring break holiday. 22 airports, including SFO, already use private security firms at their checkpoints.  

Lufthansa could be looking to take a stake in SAS. The German carrier is in talks with both the Scandinavian airline and with Brussels Airlines and may take a stake in one or both carriers as it looks to expand its operations on the continent. 


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