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Southwest Airlines Set to Bid on Frontier on Tuesday

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By ERIC TORBENSON / The Dallas Morning News

The fate of Frontier Airlines Inc. will probably be decided Tuesday in the New York offices of a law firm on Manhattan's East Side.

The Denver-based carrier's bankruptcy restructuring appears headed toward an auction of its assets featuring Dallas' Southwest Airlines Co. and rival Republic Airways Holdings Inc.

The two will take their original bids – $108.8 million from Republic, $113.6 million from Southwest – and raise them by $1 million increments in the presence of representatives from Frontier and its creditors' committee.

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