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Frontier’s Knoxville-Denver flights back early

060711frontier5_MC15087.JPGFrontier Airlines is bringing back flights between Knoxville and Denver soon than expected.

Seasonal service returns Tuesday, the airline said in a news release issued Monday. The airline previously said Knoxville-Denver flights would resume May 17.

Three weekly nonstop flights will be offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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East Tenn. companies among Freedom Award nominees

Nine East Tennessee employers have been nominated for the Department of Defense 2013 ETP02.SY.jpgFreedom Award.
The award is the department’s highest recognition presented annually to employers for their support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.
Statewide, 39 employers were nominated for the award by their employees, according to Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency.
Nationally, 2,899 employers were nominated for the award.
East Tennessee nominees include Steel Plate Fabricators, Knoxville; Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Alcoa; Chattanooga Police Department; Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga; Physicians Care, Chattanooga: Nuclear Fuel Services, Erwin; Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport; Tennessee State Parks, Maryville; and Kysor Panel Systems, Piney Flats.

Frontier bringing back Knoxville to Denver flights

060711frontier5_MC15087.JPGLow-fare carrier Frontier Airlines will again provide Knoxville to Denver service, the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority announced today.

At least for a while.

Frontier, which phased out its Knoxville to Denver service late last year said it will resume the flights on May 17. The service will continue through early September, according to a news release.

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Knoxville airfares no longer among highest

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Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport is no longer ranked among the most expensive airports in the
 country, the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority said today.

In the first quarter, airfares at McGhee Tyson Airport dropped an average of 9.5 percent, according to the latest federal statistics.

That was the largest decrease in average fares among the top 100 airports nationwide, according the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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American’s bankruptcy won’t disrupt Knoxville flights — for now

American Airlines service to Knoxville will continue as scheduled even though the company has Airfare Hike.JPGfiled bankruptcy, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority said Tuesday.

“We anticipate flights will continue as normal and if people have tickets they will be honored,” Airport Authority spokeswoman Becky Huckabee said.

American Eagle, a subsidiary of the Forth Worth-based airline, operates 10 flights per day out of McGhee Tyson.

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