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Airport officials happy with COS numbers

Posted at 7:52 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 23:59:18-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Passenger traffic was up again at Colorado Springs Airport for the month of September, with a total of 75,109 passengers. That's an increase of 0.4 percent from August.

Part of that is due to Frontier Airline extending their seasonal flights into mid-November. Those flights ended in September last year.

American Airlines will launch a new flight to Phoenix in December, and United now has two mainline flights to Denver in addition to their regional jets.

While growth at the airport seems to be leveling out, the airlines are happy.

"We're certainly pleased with what we're seeing from the carriers," said director of aviation Greg Phillips. "Sometimes incremental growth is as good or better statement than a whole lot of new flights."

So far this year 1,228,160 passengers have traveled through COS, an 8.4 percent decrease year-to-date since last year, with 6.6 percent fewer seats available in that span. Airport officials say that is likely due to decreases in the early part of the year.