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COS Airport passenger traffic up 13 percent in May


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Colorado Springs Airport (COS) recorded 64,222 enplaned passengers and 63,972 deplaned passengers in May 2017, for a combined total of 128,194 passengers traveling through COS.  This represents an increase of 13.4 percent from May 2016.  Frontier Airlines largely contributed to the increase with a 188 percent gain from one year ago.

Year-to-date passenger traffic is also on the rise.  So far this year, 590,479 passengers moved through COS, an increase of 25.6 percent from one year ago.

Load factors (percentage of available seats that are filled with paying passengers) remained strong for airlines serving COS in May.  Delta posted a 96.2 percent load factor, followed by Frontier at 88.8 percent, Alaska at 88 percent, American at 87.3 percent, United at 85.3 percent, and Allegiant at 84 percent.

Six scheduled airlines serve Colorado Springs Airport to 15 destinations, soon to be 17 with the addition of Tampa and Ft. Myers in the fall, totaling 34 daily flights as of the peak month of August.  COS encourages all residents throughout southern Colorado to “look before you book” and consider Colorado Springs Airport as an easy and convenient alternative to Denver International Airport.  COS is a convenient no-hassle airport offering simple parking, easy check-in and security, and a short drive home.