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The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) welcomed elevated levels of Spring Break traffic in March, which contributed to the highest level of enplanements in the first quarter since 1998. COS enplaned 100,115 passengers in March (a 21 percent increase compared to last March) and 273,289 year-to-date. A total of 199,549 passengers traveled through the terminal, which is a 21.9 percent increase year-over-year. 

“The unprecedented level of travel that we have seen this year has made us optimistic for the remainder of the year, especially as we see the highest quarter-one enplanement levels in over 27 years,” said Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation.

March boasted 119,788 seats in the market, a 15.5 percent increase from last March. The majority of those seats were filled as the month saw an 83.6 average load factor (3.8 percent higher than last year). 

Looking ahead to summer travel, seats are 8 percent higher June through August than the same period last year. This summer will also boast an array of new air service, including Avelo Airlines Hollywood-Burbank/Los Angeles (BUR) nonstop flight, Sun Country Airlines, and Delta Air Lines nonstop flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) and Southwest Airlines will initiate nonstop service to Baltimore/Washinton (BWI).  In addition, Delta will launch a second daily nonstop to Atlanta (ATL) starting in July.

Nonstop Route Updates: 

  • American Airlines: Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
    • 5 daily nonstop flights with easy connecting service across the U.S. and worldwide
      • Adding a 6th daily nonstop effective May 2024
  • Avelo Airlines: Hollywood Burbank (BUR)
    • Avelo’s nonstop service to Hollywood Burbank resumes May 23, 2024, though end of summer
  • Delta Air Lines: Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis/St Paul (MSP), Salt Lake City (SLC)
    • Daily nonstop service to Atlanta (ATL) – Increases to twice daily service beginning July 8, 2024
    • Seasonal Minneapolis/St Paul (MSP) service returns June 7, 2024, and will continue service through November 
    • Daily nonstop service to Salt Lake City (SLC) 
  • Southwest Airlines: Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Chicago (MDW), Dallas (DAL), Denver (DEN), Houston (HOU), Las Vegas (LAS), Long Beach (LGB), Phoenix (PHX), San Diego (SAN) and San Antonio (SAT)
    • New daily nonstop to Baltimore/Washington (BWI) beginning June 4, 2024
    • Seasonal service to San Diego (SAN) and San Antonio (SAT) on peak days in November, December, and January
    • Daily nonstop service to Long Beach (LGB) 
    • Daily nonstops to Denver (DEN) with easy connections coast-to-coast
  • Sun Country: Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) seasonal service resumes June 5, 2024
    • Nonstop service to MSP to return June 6, 2024, through Labor Day weekend
  • United Airlines: Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD)
    • United serves 3 daily nonstop destinations with easy connections coast-to-coast and worldwide
    • Increasing to 12 daily nonstop flights to DEN effective May 2024
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