Colorado Springs Airport

Colorado Springs Airport May 2019 Traffic Report

Colorado Springs, CO – Through May, 2019, a total of 600,813 passengers have traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS).  This represents a 10.8 percent decrease in year-to-date (YTD) traffic compared to the same period in 2018. Although overall traffic shows a decrease, YTD aircraft load factors are up 2.4 percent, indicating that flights continue to be filled.  The decrease in YTD traffic is an indication of 13.3 percent fewer seats in the market compared to the same period last year, primarily due to Frontier’s fall/winter pullback.  The number of seats at COS is scheduled to dramatically increase in the second half of the year, with summer service expected to offer the most available seats for travelers at COS in ten years.

For the month of May, the four carriers at COS enplaned a total of 146,746 passengers on 6.3 percent fewer seats for the month when compared to May, 2018. Passenger load factors for the month were up 2.2 percent, as passengers filled an average of 87.9 percent of all seats during the month, with each carrier achieving a load factor between 86.5 percent and 91.1 percent.

 

Looking Ahead:

American:

  • American has increased daily service to Dallas to 6x daily in the summer

Delta:

  • Delta has added a 3rd daily flight to Salt Lake City

Frontier:

  • Frontier’s much anticipated 2019 seasonal service returned with service to Atlanta, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. Tickets are available to be booked through November 2019
  •          LAS goes to 10x weekly from 9x (week of 11/11)
  •          PHX goes to 10x weekly from 7x (11/14)
  •          MCO is 3x weekly and is no longer scheduled as a red-eye (week of 11/11)

United:

  • United has added a 3rd daily flight to LAX this fall
  • United mainline service to DEN returns

COS currently serves 13 nonstop destinations on 4 airlines, including the return of Frontier’s seasonal service. With up to 35 daily departures to choose from and connecting options to over 300 destinations around the world, COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before you book,” and offers simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Receives “Colorado Airport of the Year” Award

WATKINS, CO – The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) was distinguished as the “2019 Colorado Airport of the Year” by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Division of Aeronautics.  The award was presented on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Colorado Airport Operator’s Association (CAOA) Spring Conference in Greeley, Colorado.

This is the first award of its kind presented by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics that will annually recognize a Colorado public-use airport that exhibits outstanding contributions to the Colorado airport system. Airports recognized as the “Colorado Airport of the Year” demonstrate values that fall in line with the CDOT Division of Aeronautics mission to advance a safe, efficient, and an effective statewide air and space system through collaboration, investment, and advocacy.

On April 16, 2018, the Colorado Springs Airport main terminal suffered extensive damage following a fire that caused around $5.6 million in damage.  Because of the rapid and efficient response of airport staff, the airport was only closed for just one day and airport operations were continued with minimal effect on passengers travelling through the airport.

The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is Colorado’s only military joint-use facility with Peterson Air Force Base.  Additionally, the airport supports commercial air service, general aviation services, aerial wildland firefighting aircraft operations, and a significant business park development.

In the 2013 Economic Impact Study of Colorado Airports, the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport was responsible for supporting 27,721 jobs, producing over $1.7 billion in annual payroll, while generating $3.7 billion in overall annual economic output. An update to this study is expected to be released by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics in the Spring of 2020.

The Colorado Airport System consists of 74 public use airports that support over 265,000 jobs, provide $12.6 billion in annual payroll, and $36.7 billion in total annual economic output for the State of Colorado.

More information can be found at Colorado-Aeronautics.org.

Colorado Springs Airport April 2019 Traffic Report

Colorado Springs, CO – Through April, 2019, a total of 454,067 passengers have traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS).  This represents a 15.2 percent decrease in year-to-date (YTD) traffic compared to the same period in 2018. Although overall traffic shows a decrease, YTD aircraft load factors are up 2.4 percent, indicating that flights are more full.  This anticipated decrease due to Frontier’s fall/winter pullback, will continue through April.  Starting in June, the number of seats at COS will dramatically increase and summer service will offer the most available seats for travelers at COS in ten years.

For the month of April, the four carriers at COS enplaned a total of 117,309 passengers on 17 percent fewer seats for the month when compared to April, 2018. Passenger load factors for the month were up 2.8 percent, as passenger filled an average of 85.4 percent of all seats during the month, with each carrier achieving a load factor between 82.3 percent and 86.4 percent.

Looking Ahead:

  • Frontier’s much anticipated 2019 seasonal service returns with service to Atlanta, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. Tickets are available to be booked through November 2019
  • Delta has added a 3rd daily flight to Salt Lake City
  • American has increased daily service to Dallas to 6x daily in the summer and 5x daily in the fall
  • United has added a 3rd daily flight to LAX this fall
  • Frontier increased daily flights to Vegas to 9x weekly
  • United mainline service to DEN returns

COS currently serves 13 nonstop destinations on 4 airlines, including the return of Frontier’s seasonal service. With up to 35 daily departures to choose from and connecting options to over 300 destinations around the world, COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before you book,” and offers simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.

Colorado Springs Airport March 2019 Traffic Report

Colorado Springs, CO – Through March, 2019, a total of 336,758 passengers have traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS).  This represents a 15 percent decrease in year-to-date (YTD) traffic compared to the same period in 2018. Although overall traffic shows a decrease, YTD aircraft load factors are up 2.3 percent, indicating that flights are more full.  This anticipated decrease due to Frontier’s fall/winter pullback, will continue through April.  Starting in June, the number of seats at COS will increase dramatically and summer service will offer the most available seats for travelers at COS in ten years.

For the month of March, the four carriers at COS enplaned a total of 60,558 passengers on 14.8 percent fewer seats for the month when compared to March, 2018. Passenger load factors for the month were up 1.9%, as passenger filled an average of 86.4 percent of all seats during the month, with each carrier achieving a load factor between 83.9 percent and 88.4 percent.

Looking Ahead:

  • Frontier’s 2019 summer seasonal service to four destinations - Atlanta, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. - return April 30 and May 1.
  • Frontier’s summer seasonal routes have been extended through November 2019. Tickets are available to be booked NOW!
  •  Frontier increased daily flights to Vegas to 9X weekly
  • United mainline service to DEN returns

COS currently serves 10 nonstop destinations on 4 airlines, with additional seasonal routes noted above starting at the end of April. With up to 35 daily departures to choose from and connecting options to over 300 destinations around the world, COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before you book,” and offers simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home. ­

Colorado Springs Airport Winter Travel Advisory

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In preparation for the winter storm anticipated to hit Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Airport has initiated a snow alert that will continue until the storm has passed. All essential airport staff are reporting to the airport and will be running continuous shifts to ensure the airport continues to stay open and the runways safe and operational.

As of 3:30p.m., the airlines have cancelled a total of 14 out of 52 scheduled flights. COS anticipates there may be additional delays and cancellations to come and should be advised of possible impacts on tomorrow’s flight schedule. Passengers needing information regarding their flights should contact their airline directly.

  •          American: 800-433-7300
  •          Delta: (800) 221-1212
  •          Frontier: 801-401-9000
  •          United: 800-864-8331

With the forecast winter advisories in effect, travelers are advised to allow additional time and to check their flight status prior to heading to the airport.

The airport will remain open 24/7.

To stay up to date on flight status, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/flycos/flight-status.

Colorado Springs Airport February 2019 Traffic Report

Colorado Springs, CO – In February, 2019, a total of 217,386 passengers traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), representing a 14.5 percent decrease in year-to-date (YTD) traffic compared to the same period in 2018. Although overall traffic shows a decrease YTD aircraft load factors are up 2.4 percent.

The four carriers at COS enplaned a total of 53,231 passengers in the month of February on 14.6 percent fewer seats year-to-date when compared to 2018. Passengers filled an average of 83.8 percent of all seats during the month, with each carrier achieving a load factor between 82.2 percent and 85.9 percent.

Looking Ahead:

  • Frontier’s 2019 summer seasonal service to Atlanta, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. will return between April 30 and May 1 for summer 2019. Tickets are available to be booked NOW!
  • United mainline returns
  • Summer 2019 expects to be the busiest summer in ten years based on number of seats in the market.
  • Frontier is increasing daily flights to Vegas to 9X daily

COS currently serves 10 nonstop destinations on 4 airlines, with additional seasonal routes starting at the end of April. With up to 35 daily departures to choose from and connecting options to over 300 destinations around the world, COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before you book,” and offers simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home. ­

View the February 2019 Monthly Traffic Report (pdf)

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Flights Resume with Some Morning Delays and Cancellations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Colorado Springs Airport is open and the airfield is operational after widespread winter weather conditions throughout Colorado, cancelling 47 COS flights on March 13.

All essential airport staff conducted continuous shifts throughout the night to ensure the safety and operations of the airport.

Due to yesterday’s high level of flight cancellations throughout the region and current weather conditions, additional morning delays and cancellations persist with the first commercial flight scheduled to depart at 10:56am.

As of 8:30am, COS currently reports 32 flights are scheduled to be on-time, with 4 delays, and 21 cancellations*

Passengers needing information regarding their flights should contact their airline directly.

  •          American: 800-433-7300
  •          Delta: (800) 221-1212
  •          Frontier: 801-401-9000
  •          United: 800-864-8331

With the forecast winter advisories still in effect, we advise for those flying to confirm flight status with your airline prior to coming to the airport.

To stay up to date on flight status, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/flycos/flight-status.


*All flight status are subject to change. When delays or cancellations occur, local airlines are responsible for updating all flight information

All Flights Cancelled at Colorado Springs Airport

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – At this time, all remaining inbound and outbound flights have been canceled for Wednesday, March 13.

Today’s Totals:

  • Scheduled Departures: 27
  • Actual Departures: 9
  • Canceled Departures: 18
  • Scheduled Arrivals: 29
  • Actual Arrivals: 0
  • Canceled Arrivals: 29

We will continue to update the public as we have more information when commercial air service will resume. All essential airport staff are running continuous shifts to ensure the safety and operations of the airport Passengers needing information regarding their flights should contact their airline directly.

  • American: 800-433-7300
  • Delta: (800) 221-1212
  • Frontier: 801-401-9000
  • United: 800-864-8331

With the forecast winter advisories in effect through tonight and tomorrow, we advise for those flying to confirm flight status with your airline prior to coming to the airport.

To stay up to date on flight status, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/flycos/flight-status.

Colorado Springs Airport Travel Advisory

Winter Travel Advisory:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In preparation for the winter storm anticipated to hit Colorado Springs today, the Colorado Springs Airport has initiated a snow alert that will continue until the storm has passed. All essential airport staff are reporting to the airport and will be running continuous shifts to ensure the airport continues to stay open and the runways safe and operational.

Ahead of the storm, Frontier Airlines and United have preemptively cancelled 13 flights. COS anticipates additional delays and cancellations throughout the day and passengers needing information regarding their flights should contact their airline directly.

  • American: 800-433-7300
  • Delta: (800) 221-1212
  • Frontier: 801-401-9000
  • United: 800-864-8331

With the forecast winter advisories in effect, travelers are advised to allow additional time and to check their flight status prior to heading to the airport.

To stay up to date on flight status, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/flycos/flight-status.