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Frontier lost bid for DC flight

Frontier Airlines did not win its bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C.’s, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Department of Transportation awarded the limited slots into DCA to Alaska Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest and Virgin America. “We were disappointed when we heard the news, but given the intensity of the… Continue Reading Frontier lost bid for DC flight

Frontier Airlines is changing its flying strategy, and Colorado Springs’ business community stands to be a winner in its new plan. Continue Reading Frontier plan could boost Colo. Springs airline activity

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Changes seems to be the only constant in the airline industry, and Mark Earle, director of the Colorado Springs Airport, has seen his share of it. Currently, the airport is dealing with fewer passengers and fewer flights. Earle said the airport has suffered during the recession, which has hit smaller airports particularly hard. What new programs do… Continue Reading Airport’s Earle looking to the skies after recession

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International airport terminal weighed in Eagle

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Colorado officials are studying the possibility of adding an international terminal at the Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum. The Vail Daily reported Sunday that county officials are waiting on a report due out before the end of the year that analyzes whether an international terminal is economically sustainable. County Commissioner Peter Runyon says the… Continue Reading International airport terminal weighed in Eagle

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Heavy holiday traffic predicted Regional airport markets, much like real estate markets, are invariably “local.” Take news about a year-over-year increase in Pikes Peak region passenger boardings at the Colorado Springs Airport, for example. Despite broader downward airline industry trends, local enplanements are on the rise. Citing September’s 2.3 percent increase in Colorado Springs-based passenger… Continue Reading Boardings up at Springs airport

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The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. has upped its efforts to expand foreign routes and strengthen the local airline economy through them. A new committee, the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition, will lead the charge. The MDAC’s chairman for 2009-2010 will be Mike Caflisch, director of aviation operations for Jeppesen. The group is an outgrowth of the… Continue Reading Denver forms committee to expand foreign airline routes

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Airport projects line up

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The Pikes Peak region stands to benefit in a big way from the federal economic stimulus program — both on land and in the air. During 2009, stimulus dollars will not only speed completion of Woodmen Road improvements — freeing about $35 million for other Rural Transportation Authority projects — but also will fund $6.2… Continue Reading Airport projects line up

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