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Aviation Director Greg Phillips officially took the reigns at Colorado Springs Airport on January 31, 2017. Learn more about Greg by clicking on the link below:

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On March 10, 2017, American Airlines announced new nonstop service to Chicago from Colorado Springs. The service will be twice daily providing passengers direct easy access to one of American's nine global hubs. This new service will be operated on a dual-class, 70-seat CRJ-700 aircraft including 6 first class and 64 main cabin seats. Customers can enjoy inflight Wi-Fi, and food and beverage service. With this new announcement, 3 carriers will now provide nonstop service to Chicago from Colorado Springs.

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On March 7, 2017, Frontier Airlines announced 7 new seasonal cities from COS. Nonstop service to Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington D.C. begin this summer and service to Fort Myers and Tampa Bay begin this fall. These new cities are in addition to Frontier's current service to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Orlando from COS bringing the total destinations served by Frontier to 10.

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The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack will return to Colorado Springs Airport for the fourth consecutive year. What's now the largest half-mile racing event in the world is set to take place this June and will be bigger and better than ever.

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In February 2017, Congressman Lamborn announced his sponsorship of a bill that would provide Colorado Springs Airport as well as seven other airports federal grants to help pay for advertising and start up costs for new air service. 

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is pleased to announce that Uber, a Transportation Network Company (TNC), has executed an operating agreement with the Airport as of February 3, 2017 authorizing the company’s drivers to pick up and drop off passengers at COS effective immediately.

COS worked collaboratively with Uber and Lyft to implement new ground transportation rules and regulations with an operating agreement that would authorize them to provide ground transportation services at COS. “We recognize that the ground transportation landscape is evolving...


On January 30, 2017, Sierra Nevada Corp., a Nevada-based aerospace contractor, announced plans to build an additional hangar at the Colorado Springs Airport set for completion in September 2017. The 60,000 sq. ft. hangar will be used to provide maintenance and alterations on corporate and military aircraft.

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In 2016, Colorado Springs Airport saw a 10.6% increase in passenger traffic leading to the largest increase at the Airport in over 20 years. 

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The world’s most advanced aerial firefighting tanker earned interagency airtanker board approval early January. The interim approval greenlights Global SuperTanker to participate in upcoming domestic and international contracts.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Greg Phillips has accepted the position of aviation director for the Colorado Springs Airport (COS).  He will begin his new position on January 30, 2017.  

Phillips brings 12 years of experience in airport management and comes to Colorado Springs from the Eagle County Regional Airport where he served five years as the executive director of aviation. Phillips also serves as 1st Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Northwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives.

“Greg brings strong relationships with many of the airlines...