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Passenger traffic up 21.2 percent in April


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – A total of 59,263 passengers traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) in April 2017, an increase of 21.2 percent from the same time last year.  The increase is mainly attributed to Frontier Airlines returning to the Airport in April 2016.

As a result of 69 more flights during the month of April, Frontier Airlines saw a significant gain in passenger traffic in April 2017 compared to April 2016.  United Airlines posted a passenger increase of 5.2 percent, followed by Alaska Airlines at 5 percent, and American Airlines at 2.8 percent from the same time one year ago.

The average load factors at COS remained strong in April 2017 at 83.5 percent.  According to the latest Bureau of Transportation Statistics available, US Domestic Load Factor through February 2017 is 80.1 percent.

“We’re excited to see continued growth in commercial air service at Colorado Springs,” said Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation for the City of Colorado Springs.  “With new Frontier flights starting next month to Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO), we expect to see this growth trend continue.  As new low fare routes enter the Colorado Springs market, it’s easier than ever to fly out of Colorado Springs and we encourage everyone to ‘look before you book’ and keep COS in mind when you make your air travel plans.  These are exciting times for our airport and for the Colorado Springs community.”