Passenger travel increases at Colorado Springs Airport

Posted at 12:55 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 14:55:35-04

The Colorado Springs Airport says the number of passengers that traveled through the airport has increased.

At the end of March, the airport reports that nearly 400,000 passengers traveled through COS, which is a 19.2 percent increase in year-to-date enplanements from March last year. More than 70,000 passengers boarded and departed at COS in both categories.

According to a release, Frontier Airlines saw a nearly 61 percent increase from the previous year. Although those numbers were up, the percentage of seats filled with paying passengers is down 1.5 percent from 2017.

The Colorado Springs Airport currently serves 15 nonstop flights on four airlines, having added four nonstop routes with Frontier Airlines. New services to Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, and an additional nonstop to Atlanta Georgia began on April 8. 

A new nonstop to San Antonio, Texas began on April 9. Frontier has also restarted seasonal service to Washington-Dulles and Chicago O’Hare.