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Spokane among canceled Frontier flights

A wing of a Frontier Airlines plane shows dents from a hailstorm in Denver on Thursday. Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale said Thursday that an unknown number of planes have been taken out of service because of damage.  (Associated Press)
A wing of a Frontier Airlines plane shows dents from a hailstorm in Denver on Thursday. Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale said Thursday that an unknown number of planes have been taken out of service because of damage. (Associated Press)

Many planes still out of service due to hailstorm damage

DENVER — Frontier Airlines is canceling flights for the fifth straight day with many of its large planes still out of service because of hail damage.

Spokesman Peter Kowalchuk says 39 flights were canceled Monday and another 18 flights are being scratched on Tuesday. The airline has contracted with charter airlines to replace 36 flights.

Among the canceled flights are Frontier arrivals and departures at Spokane International Airport.

The airline says it’s also helping passengers find seats on other airlines and using aircraft from other Republic Airways subsidiaries.

A thunderstorm that swept through Wednesday brought hail that damaged nearly a third of Frontier’s large airplanes. Five have since been returned to service.

Planes that suffer hail damage on the leading edge of their wings aren’t safe to fly with passengers because the dings prevent the aircraft from getting maximum lift.

For more information about canceled flights, or to check on the status of your flight, click here.



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