Frontier Airlines will farm out about 40 full- and part-time employees, its entire presence at McCarran International Airport to a contract vendor.
Las Vegas is one of 28 airports that will be affected by the cost-cutting move, encompassing about 700 employees, that Frontier made public on Wednesday. A company spokesman said the employees can apply for their old positions with the new company.
Frontier, which operates out of Terminal 3, has cut its local presence. Its schedule this month shows 30 flights a week, all to its Denver hub, compared with 50 one year ago. The airline carried 638,000 people in and out of McCarran last year, an 8.4 percent reduction from 2011.