Frontier Slowly Recovering From Hail Damage

DENVER (AP) – Frontier Airlines says things are getting back to normal following a hail storm that damaged a third of its fleet.

The airline expects to return to a full schedule on Saturday after canceling scores of flights following the July 13 storm at Denver International Airport.

Eighteen of its largest planes were damaged. Frontier has been using charter flights and moving passengers to other airlines while those planes were being repaired.

The airline was hurting even before the hail storm hit. It has been losing money and its parent company, Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, has been working to restructure the airline.

Republic CEO Bryan Bedford says Frontier is 80 percent of the way toward hitting its $120 million target to improve results.