Frontier cancels more flights after Denver storm

By the Associated Press | July 16, 2011 | 2:29 PM EDT

In this photo provided by Frontier Airlines, a wing of a Frontier Airlines plane shows dents from a hail storm in Denver on Thursday, July 14, 2011. More than 100 flights were canceled at Denver International Airport after hail damaged about 40 planes and stranded about 1,000 passengers overnight. Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale said Thursday that all damaged planes had to be evaluated, slowing operations. She says an unknown number of planes have been taken out of service because of damage. (AP Photo/Frontier Airlines)

DENVER (AP) — Frontier Airlines has announced more flight cancellations through Monday after hail at Denver International Airport took almost a third of its Airbus fleet out of service.

The Denver-based carrier says it's cancelling a total of 96 flights Saturday, Sunday and Monday, on top of more than 100 flights that had been scheduled to leave Thursday and Friday.

Eighteen of the carrier's 59 Airbus planes plus two turboprops were damaged by hail Wednesday night. Five have returned to service, but the rest are still being repaired.

Frontier says it is working to fly customers on other airlines or aircraft and has also entered short-term leases of other airlines' planes.