COLORADO SPRINGS — Thursday, Southwest Airlines' very first flight from Colorado Springs took off to Denver.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers hosted a ribbon-cutting before departure.
After 20 years of courting, the airline has finally set up shop in Colorado Springs, in part thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airline will have 13 daily flights out of Colorado Springs to Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.
If all goes well, the airline hopes to add more non-stop flights to popular destinations in the future.