Frontier Airlines sustained serious damage to its aircraft from two hail storms that passed over Denver International Airport onWednesday and Thursday.
The damage was severe enough to ground numerous planes for repairs. Flights were canceled or seriously delayed Thursday, and more cancellations were expected today, according to a news release from the airline.
Weve had some delays but havent heard about any cancellations yet, Don Brockus, the spokesman for the Durango-La Plata County Airport, said Thursday evening. With Denver on a full ground stop, its reasonable to assume there will be some cancellations in the schedule.
The airline is asking passengers to check their flight status at www.frontierairlines.com. Those who need to rebook or cancel may contact the airline any time before midnight Tuesday.
Despite the fact that these cancellations were out of Frontiers control, we are doing everything humanly possible to live up to our commitment to provide for the needs of our guests, Frontiers Vice President of Customer Service Cliff Van Leuven said in the release.
The timing of this couldnt have been worse. High summer travel loads and the fact that other carriers at DIA were hit make it difficult to place passengers with other airlines, so we are doing all we can to minimize the pain of our guests travel.