Frontier's bankruptcy filing adds to airline industry's woes

Frontier Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, fueling more concern for an industry already suffering image problems.

Frontier Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, fueling more concern for an industry already suffering image problems. The Denver-based airline will continue to operate as it reorganizes, CNN reported. Frontier's decision comes amid continued cancellations by American Airlines, and after several other airlines — ATA Airlines, Skybus and Aloha Airgroup — recently filed for bankruptcy.

American canceled an additional 595 flights today, bringing the total canceled flights this week to nearly 2,500.

"It's a very troubled time for the industry," Air Travelers Association president David Stempler told CNN. "It leaves passengers in a very unsettled state."

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