Colorado

Apr 13, 2010 5:00 PM

Frontier name to stay

Frontier Airlines employees cheered the announcement that Republic Airways Holdings Inc. will fly its planes under the Frontier name and keep the Denver air carrier's popular "spokesanimals."

Frontier employees and family members gathered Tuesday morning in the conference center at Coors Field to hear the news. Some employees held stuffed versions of their favorite animals that grace the tailfin of Frontier planes.  Republic Airways bought Midwest and Frontier airlines last year and announced in January they would fly under a single name.

Some parts of the Midwest brand will remain. Their famous chocolate-chip cookies will be served on all flights, and Frontier is adding a plane with Wisconsin's state animal, the badger.

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