Regional
10:15 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Call Center Closes

Las Cruces – Frontier Airlines is shutting down its Las Cruces call center with the final shift that ends at midnight Tuesday.

The closure will cost about 100 jobs.

The airline opened the customer support center in 2000, and at one time, it employed about 200 people.

Frontier's parent company, Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holding Inc., announced earlier this year it would close the center.

Frontier had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year. The airline emerged from that in October, after it was bought by Republic.

Las Cruces call center employees were given the opportunity to stay with the company and move.

The center's manager, Ruben Servando Valdez, says 11 workers will relocate to Denver.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.