Frontier Airlines Fined For Long Delays In Denver Snowstorm

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. government has fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for keeping passengers stuck on a dozen grounded aircraft for more than three hours during a snowstorm at the Denver airport last December.

But the federal Department of Transportation said Friday it will forgive $900,000 of that because of compensation the airline says it paid to passengers.

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The agency says Frontier didn’t have enough staff and didn’t delay or divert enough flights to avoid delays during the storm at Denver International Airport on Dec. 16-17.

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Frontier, which is based in Denver, didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.

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The Transportation Department says the airline told its investigators that the snowstorm was worse than predicted and that it had taken steps to relieve the delays.

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