Frontier Airlines to cut 213 jobs in Wisconsin

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Posted: Sep 24, 2011 5:04 PM

(Reuters) - Indiana-based Frontier Airlines plans to lay off more than 200 workers in Wisconsin in November as the commercial carrier dramatically reduces service to the Milwaukee airport.

Frontier filed a mass layoff notice on Friday with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, saying it would cut 213 jobs in Milwaukee, effective November 14.

Frontier, a subsidiary of Republic Airways, said earlier this month it planned to suspend nonstop service from Milwaukee to six destinations, including Des Moines, Cleveland and Minneapolis, and to reduce service to a number of other destinations, including Kansas City.

(Reporting by James B. Kelleher in Chicago; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)