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Colorado Springs Airport seeks master developer

Colorado Springs Airport seeks master developer

The Colorado Springs Airport released a request for proposals to solicit responses from interested, qualified business and industrial park master developers. The site, which is located at the south end of the airport, encompasses approximately 900 acres and is slated for commercial development. Responses are due by 4 p.m. Sept. 3. The RFP is available… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Airport seeks master developer

Denver fare cuts hamper COS

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The latest news from the airline industry comes from Frontier Airlines, announcing major cuts in its fares — about 12 percent for a typical itinerary — but at the same time adding charges for such long-assumed amenities as putting a carry-on bag in an overhead bin or pre-selecting a seat. Just to see for ourselves,… Continue Reading Denver fare cuts hamper COS

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Pre-check process lands at Colorado Springs airport

The Transportation Security Administration opened an application site in Colorado Springs for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program. The new process allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag. The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S.… Continue Reading Pre-check process lands at Colorado Springs airport

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Trine earns FAA repair certification

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Trine earns FAA repair certification

Trine Aerospace & Defense has earned Federal Aviation Administration Part 145 approval as a certified repair station. Based at the Colorado Springs Airport, Trine Aerospace & Defense offers engineering, manufacturing and aircraft modification on general aviation, commercial and special mission aircraft. It also specializes in avionics and installation repair. The facility provides engineered solutions that… Continue Reading Trine earns FAA repair certification

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Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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Time for new strategy on our airport I arrived in Colorado Springs in 1964 when my father was transferred with the Air Force. My father’s final assignment was in Virginia Beach, but I decided to remain in Colorado, making it my adopted home for 50 years. I was fortunate enough to see the old Antlers, Sheriff… Continue Reading Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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Bach appoints city leaders on staff

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Bach appoints city leaders on staff

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach appointed Wynetta Massey as city attorney and Dan Gallagher as aviation director for the Colorado Springs Regional Airport, according to a press release sent by the city Wednesday morning. Also, Bret Waters, current director of the office of emergency management, has taken on the additional role of deputy chief of… Continue Reading Bach appoints city leaders on staff

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Flights to Phoenix begin May 15

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Flights to Phoenix begin May 15

The Colorado Springs Airport announced Tuesday that Allegiant Airlines will offer nonstop, roundtrip jet service to Phoenix to the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport beginning May 15. “We are thrilled to provide Colorado Springs residents with affordable, nonstop service to Phoenix,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company president and COO. The service will operate twice weekly.… Continue Reading Flights to Phoenix begin May 15

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This time last year, the Colorado Springs Airport was making news headlines for all the wrong reasons. There was the haymaker from Frontier Airlines, which ended its service between Colorado Springs and Denver with access to its many low-fare flights out of DIA, followed by pulling out of the Springs altogether. Then came the sudden… Continue Reading Airport still awaits good news

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Alaska Airlines begins daily service to Seattle

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Alaska Airlines begins daily service to Seattle

Alaska Airlines will begin its first daily, nonstop flights to Seattle from the Colorado Springs Airport on Saturday. City and Airport officials have planned a series of commemorative events, including welcoming and thanking the first passengers on Alaska’s arriving and departing flights. Airport officials said the new service is a direct result of continued efforts… Continue Reading Alaska Airlines begins daily service to Seattle

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S&P downgrades airport bonds

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In another blow to the city’s beleaguered airport, Standard & Poor’s rating service downgraded the municipal facility’s outstanding bonds from A- with a stable outlook to BBB+ with a stable outlook. According to a press release from interim Aviation Director Dan Gallagher, S & P cited “ a downward enplanement trend at COS, particularly after… Continue Reading S&P downgrades airport bonds

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