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UPDATE: Frontier to cut about 450 Milwaukee area workers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Frontier Airlines will cut about 450 Milwaukee area employees as part of a major service reduction in Milwaukee.

Nearly half are flight crew members based at Mitchell International Airport. Those workers will be reassigned to bases outside Milwaukee.

Frontier plans to make the job cuts in April, according to a filing Monday with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Denver-based Frontier has about 1,000 employees based in Milwaukee.

The Journal Sentinel reports many of the flight crews don't live in the Milwaukee area. But other employees live in southeastern Wisconsin, including maintenance workers, gate agents and baggage handlers.

The news comes just four days after Frontier announced it will eliminate five nonstop routes from Milwaukee. Those cuts will reduce daily departures out of Mitchell International from 32 to 18.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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