PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A longtime flight attendant based out of Philadelphia has died from the coronavirus, American Airlines announced late Thursday night. Paul Frishkorn, 65, started with the company in 1997 and was based out of Philly.
He is the first American Airlines employee to die from the outbreak, the company says.READ MORE: Triple Shooting At Penn's Landing Leaves 3 Teenagers Injured: Philadelphia Police
Officials say Frishkorn was twice honored as a Flight Service Champion.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect Until Sunday Evening As Temperatures Hit Record Highs
“Our hearts go out to Paul’s loved ones, many of whom work for American. We are working directly with them to ensure they are cared for during this extraordinarily difficult time. Paul will be missed by the customers he cared for and everyone at American who worked with him,” American Airlines wrote in a letter to flight attendants.Betts Falls Triple Shy Of Cycle, Leads Dodgers Past Phillies
Officials say Frishkorn was also a benefits consultant for the Association of Flight Attendants union and later the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.