Republic Airways Holdings confirmed late Thursday that it had been declared the winner in the court-monitored auction for bankrupt Frontier Airlines and plans to purchase the Denver-based carrier when it emerges from Chapter 11, likely in the fall. Republic was chosen by a US Bankruptcy Court over Southwest Airlines, which saw its $170 million bid falter when its pilots could not come to agreement with Frontier's pilots on work rules and seniority (ATWOnline, Aug. 14). SWA declined to remove ...

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