On the heels of United Airlines' announcement that all of its employees must be vaccinated or face termination, Frontier Airlines evidently felt the pressure and demanded 'partly' the same of its workers.
Frontier has said in a press release that all direct workers must be vaccinated by October 1st, 2021. The airline added that all employees that choose not to get vaccinated or are unable to must 'provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test on a regular basis'.
“As we continue to watch the rapid increase of new COVID-19 cases across the United States caused by the Delta variant, I am concerned for the well-being of our team members, their families and friends,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO, Frontier Airlines.
“Safety is of the utmost importance at Frontier and we need to take every step possible for us to keep our teams safe, protect the operation and protect our passengers. The time has come to do what we can to help put an end to COVID-19.”
“The good news is that the vast majority of our employees have already taken this important step and have gotten vaccinated,” Biffle added. “I hope the step we’re announcing today will further increase the percentage of our workforce that’s fully vaccinated.”
Interesting to note that nowhere in Frontier's release did it specifically say that workers would be terminated if they did not comply. But...this could be implied by the airline.
It could also be that Frontier is treading carefully in its wording and what the carrier is actually allowed to do termination-wise and its legal options with workers.
[Source: Frontier Airlines]