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Colorado Springs Airport Passenger Traffic Climbing to New Heights

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Colorado Springs Airport (COS) recorded a total of 161,612 passengers traveling through COS during the month of July 2017, a 35.3 percent increase from July 2016.  Frontier Airlines largely contributed to the increase with a 244 percent gain in passenger enplanements from one year ago.

COS continues to reach new heights.  For the first seven months of 2017, a total of 889,091 passengers have moved through COS, an increase of 27 percent from one year ago.

Load factors (percentage of available seats that are filled with paying passengers) remained strong and in excess of the national average for all the airlines serving COS in July this year.  Delta posted a 91.2 percent load factor, followed by Alaska at 86.8 percent, Allegiant at 86.6 percent, United and Frontier at 85.5 percent, and American at 84.5 percent.  According to the latest Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the average load factor for all U.S. Airline domestic traffic was 83.47 percent through May 2017.

Six scheduled airlines serve Colorado Springs Airport to 15 destinations, soon to be 17 with the addition of Frontier Airlines service to Fort Myers, Florida commencing October 5, and Tampa, Florida beginning October 6.  The airport offers 34 daily flights in August.

The Colorado Springs Airport is the airport of choice in southern Colorado.  Residents are encouraged to “look before you book” and choose Colorado Springs Airport for your air travel needs.  COS is an easy and convenient alternative to Denver International Airport offering simple parking, easy check-in and security, and a short drive home.