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Colorado Springs Airport flying high - Passenger traffic up 43 percent in March

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May 4, 2017

Contact:  Adam Mayberry, amayberry@springsgov.com or 719.550.1902
Colorado Springs Airport, Marketing & Communications Manager     

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT FLYING HIGH
PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 43 PERCENT IN MARCH

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Colorado Springs Airport (COS) accommodated 63,078 passengers in March 2017, an increase of 42.7 percent from March 2016.  The increase is mainly attributed to Frontier Airlines following their return to the airport in April 2016.  Frontier did not serve COS in March 2016.

American Airlines posted an increase of 21.1 percent, followed by United Airlines at 11.6 percent, and Alaska at 4.3 percent. The average load factors, or the percentage of available seats that an airline can fill, was strong in March 2017, with all airlines serving COS reporting load factors in excess of 80 percent.  Delta Airlines reported the highest load factor at COS with 91.9 percent, followed by Frontier Airlines at 91.3 percent, and Allegiant Airlines at 89 percent.

“The growth here at our local airport has been extremely encouraging,” said Mayor John Suthers.  “We are seeing tremendous momentum in augmented air service as well as passenger traffic and I encourage our residents to continue to look before you book and support the Colorado Springs Airport. We appreciate the confidence our airline partners have shown and we are committed to continuing to earn their commitments.”

“COS is on an upward trajectory and we are working hard to maintain and strengthen our air service options for the community,” said Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation for the City of Colorado Springs.  “By July, we will have celebrated six inaugural flights to current and new destinations.  These are exciting times for our airport and for the Colorado Springs community.”

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