Frontier Rehires 70 Workers

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Denver, Colo. Oct. 5, 2001 (AP)--Frontier Airlines will rehire about 70 maintenance workers it laid off after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the company said Friday.

The move comes as Frontier, which laid off 440 people because of a drop in air travel since the attacks, adds a fourth daily flight to Dallas, Kansas City, and San Francisco from its Denver hub.

Frontier said it added the flights because passengers afraid to fly after the hijackings were gradually coming back.

``These markets were strong performers prior to the events of Sept. 11, and we are pleased that consumer confidence appears to be in the early stages of rebounding,'' Frontier President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Potter said.

Airlines and related industries have laid off more than 100,000 employees and drastically scaled back flights since the attacks.

Potter said the airline still hoped to bring back more laid-off employees. Frontier serves 25 cities and has 2,300 workers.

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