Frontier Airways planes.
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Frontier Airways on Friday stated it would require staff to get vaccinated towards Covid-19 or repeatedly present proof of destructive exams.
The announcement from the low-cost provider got here hours after United Airways stated all of its 67,000 U.S. staff should present proof of vaccination no later than Oct. 25, changing into the nation’s first main provider and one of many largest corporations to take that step.
“As we proceed to look at the fast enhance of latest COVID-19 instances throughout america attributable to the Delta variant, I’m involved for the well-being of our crew members, their households and mates,” Frontier’s CEO Barry Biffle stated in a information launch.
Frontier stated the vast majority of the airline’s employees have already been vaccinated.
The Denver-based airline blamed the delta variant on a drop in bookings over the previous week that prompted it to decrease its forecast for the third quarter.