Frontier CEO resigns citing personal reasons; airline hit with complaints

· May 13, 2015, 5:56 pm
Photo: Frontier plane in NYC (AP Photo)AP
A crewmember de-ices a Frontier Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Jan. 26, 2015.

Frontier Airlines, Dave Siegel, is resigning immediately, citing personal reasons. His departure comes two days after the government said Denver-based Frontier had the highest complaint rate and the worst on-time performance among the nation's 14 leading airlines in March. 

Siegel has led Frontier since January 2012, as it shifted to an ultra-low-cost carrier model with low base fares but additional fees for many services.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says it received more complaints from people flying in March than it did in either the previous month or March of 2014. Passengers on Frontier Airlines were 34 times more likely to complain than passengers on Southwest Airlines, which has the lowest complaint rate. Spirit Airlines has the second-worst rate.

You can download and read that report here.

You care.

You want to know what is really going on these days, especially in Colorado. We can help you keep up.  The Lookout is a free, daily email newsletter with news and happenings from all over Colorado. Sign up here and we will see you in the morning!