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One million passengers pass through Colorado Springs Airport in 2017

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The Colorado Springs Airport reported that 1,059,000 passengers have traveled through the airport so far in 2017 at the end of August, with significant gains in particular for Frontier Airlines.

The airport also reported 169,909 travelers passed through the airport in August alone, which was an increase of more than 44 percent from August 2016.

In a news released, the airport said 130,858 passengers flew with Frontier Airlines in 2017 at the end of August, an increase of more than 419 percent from 2016.

The airline will start new service to Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida on Thursday and Friday this week, and it announced more new flights from Frontier to Seattle, San Jose, San Antonio and Minneapolis will come to the airport next spring. 

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