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"Frontier" maintenance moving to MKE

GuppyWN

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About 300 Frontier jobs moving to Milwaukee


Associated Press 1:43 p.m. CST, November 10, 2009



DENVER - About 300 Frontier Airlines jobs are being moved to Milwaukee by the airline's new owner, Republic Airways.

Republic announced Tuesday that it's establishing a hub there.

Frontier spokesman Steve Snyder says about 220 heavy maintenance jobs based in Denver will move to Milwaukee as part of the effort.

Another 100 or so reservation positions at Frontier's facility in Las Cruces, N.M. will also be moved to the new hub. Snyder says that's the same facility the airline previously announced would be closing in December.

The maintenance jobs are expected to be moved to Milwaukee by mid-2010.

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said the city offered Republic every conceivable incentive but couldn't match Milwaukee's offer of free hangar space.

What's going to happen to the CAL hangar?

Gup
 

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What's going to happen to the CAL hangar?

Gup

That's what I was wondering. I guess WN needs to put a call into 1600 Smith St. and tell them to name their price. Besides, once the CAL/UAL merger goes through, they'll only need the one hangar anyway.
 

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Why wouldn't RAH move F9 maintenance to MKE? DIA charges a 3% tax on each part that is installed on an aircraft at the field. Additionally, MKE gave RAH free rent on the hanger there. It sucks for the displaced employees, but it makes a lot of sense overall.
 

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BB will do what he did to the Midwest mechanics, offer them a 47% pay cut or the street. Because it takes a 48% pay cut to enable them to refuse the job and collect unemployment while you look for another. Sweet isn't it?
 

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This was as much as announced on the day the sale finalized. Frontier has been trying to take these jobs out of denver for years! the city basicall rapes the airport operators who do maintenance there every year with taxes and fees. The colorado springs maintenance hangar that was in the works pre-bk was going to be the solution. Either way these jobs were leaving denver unless the city was willing to play ball. Now they are going to MKE. This isn't anything sinister, or some Bedford conspiracy.
 

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What is the 3% tax on? The value of the part? Like a sales tax? That would add a huge burden on any company. That $1000.00 bolt holding the toilet seat in place would now cost $1030.00 just because it was installed in Denver. Can you imagine the ridiculous tax cost if you have to do an engine swap? I guess the city is looking for some way to recoup there loss on that billion dollar baggage shredder system.
 

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This isn't anything sinister, or some Bedford conspiracy.

Everybody remember that statement...
 

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What is the 3% tax on? The value of the part? Like a sales tax? That would add a huge burden on any company. That $1000.00 bolt holding the toilet seat in place would now cost $1030.00 just because it was installed in Denver. Can you imagine the ridiculous tax cost if you have to do an engine swap? I guess the city is looking for some way to recoup there loss on that billion dollar baggage shredder system.

F9 does engine swaps in MCI for just that reason. Mayor Hickenlooper is distracted when he's concerned, and weak when he's motivated.
 
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