I can’t believe this is happening to me.
The airline that has a huge presence in Australia and has already been forced to make some changes to its policies after a recent incident in Melbourne has been forced into a drastic overhaul.
Its CEO has resigned, and the CEO of Frontier Airlines has been sacked.
On Friday, the airline’s CEO, David Morrison, announced the company would slash its headcount by 40% and was forced to suspend flights to New Zealand, South Africa and Hong Kong, as well as its operations in the United States.
The cuts come as Frontier faces mounting pressure over safety and quality standards in Australia.
Last month, the company announced it was “dividing our workforce” and would be moving its operations from New Zealand to Singapore, the UK and Canada.
Frontier said the company’s workforce had “remained strong” since 2014, with only a “small number” of “high risk and vulnerable workers”. “
We will have a reduction of 50 staff in New York and will be redeploying to New Jersey.”
Frontier said the company’s workforce had “remained strong” since 2014, with only a “small number” of “high risk and vulnerable workers”.
“Frontier will be focusing our resources on improving safety and standards, which will include the expansion of our fleet, increasing the number of frontline workers and developing a robust communications and marketing plan,” it said.
Frontier’s chief executive said it was important to focus on “better working practices” but said “significant cost savings” were possible.
“We believe that the current workforce in Australia is too low risk, too vulnerable and too expensive, and that we can significantly reduce costs and increase efficiency by combining our business operations in Australia with our business in Singapore,” Mr Morrison said.
“We can now create a more effective and efficient business model that delivers the value that our customers and partners expect.”
The airline will also “make significant savings” in Australia’s air traffic control system and will use new technologies to “improve efficiency”, it said in a statement.
“We are currently in discussions with our Australian customers to assess the cost-effectiveness of these initiatives,” Frontier said.
Frontage is a relatively new player in the Australian aviation industry, having launched in 2014 and has operated in Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane.
Since its launch, the New Zealand-based airline has experienced two high-profile incidents, one in September 2015 when a passenger was dragged off a flight from Sydney’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Melbourne.
That incident prompted the Australian government to tighten restrictions on passenger boarding and checked baggage, including restrictions on alcohol.
It also caused the airline to temporarily suspend flights, forcing Frontier to cancel its last-minute plans to fly to Singapore and Hongkong.
A year later, Frontier cancelled a scheduled flight to Adelaide, and said it had to cancel a trip to Perth, due to “a range of issues”.
A number of changes were also made to Frontier’s business operations, including cutting costs by 50% and reducing its head count by 40%.
Frontage was forced into “extensive restructuring” and a “major shift” to Singapore in 2018, with its head office moved to a new building.
Its board was then reduced by 10%, with its CEO being sacked and the other executives suspended.
By 2018, Frontier was operating in Australia for just under half its current capacity.
In 2018, it operated about 4.5 million flights and had about 1.8 million passengers.
At the time of its financial results for that year, Frontier had a turnover of $6.2 billion.
As of June 2019, Frontier’s head office in New Jersey was the only one in the world with the capacity to meet Frontier’s demands.
Meanwhile, Frontier announced it would start “operating on a lean budget” to meet demand in the near future, but said it would not make a final decision until 2019.
According to Frontier, the move was made to “allow us to continue to focus our efforts on improving our operations and reducing costs”.
But in June this year, the Australian Federal Police and Customs Enforcement (ACFEC) raided the company in Sydney and seized computers and other devices.
Those seized items included emails, documents, flight manifests and records relating to Frontier flights.
An investigation by Fairfax Media revealed Frontier’s flight records were also used to target and harass women.
One woman alleged she was harassed and subjected to a rape smear campaign by Frontier.
On Monday, Frontier confirmed that an internal investigation into the incident had been completed and that the airline had “received no evidence of wrongdoing”.
Fronty had earlier said it did not intend to conduct an internal inquiry.
But in a press release on Friday, Frontier conceded it had received “some evidence of improper conduct” from two female passengers, but that those allegations had been “resolved”. “The