Southwest to bid For Frontier Airlines
The bid from Dallas-based Southwest exceeds the $108.75 million bid from Republic Airways.
Carlo Bertolini, a spokesman for Republic, said his company would study Southwest’s bid before offering a response.
In a release today, Frontier said its agreement with Republic provides for an “auction period”, during which Frontier can seek higher or better bids.
Up in the air: new worries about ‘fume events’ on planes
Can the air you breathe in an airplane be toxic?
Air travelers breathe a combination of recycled cabin air and outside fresh air that has been compressed by the aircraft’s engines—known as “bleed air.” But when the system malfunctions, chemical contaminants can occasionally end up circulating through the airplane, creating a so-called fume event.
[U]nions representing pilots and flight attendants say the chemicals entering the aircraft cabin can endanger the health of flight crews and passengers.
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