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Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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

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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Frontier may be airline solution

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Weeks and months are slipping by, and we’re not hearing any further news regarding the Colorado Springs Airport — in particular, the quest for more air service to and from this market. Back in June, we were told positive news was imminent. Alaska Airlines did announce plans for a daily nonstop to Seattle starting in… Continue Reading Frontier may be airline solution

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City chooses aviation marketing firm for airport

Colorado Springs went with a heavy hitter when choosing the company to market the Colorado Springs Airport nationwide. The city chose Seabury APG, a global aviation marketing group with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. “They focus solely on airport marketing and aviation marketing,” said city spokeswoman Cindy Aubrey. “They’re a full-service aviation… Continue Reading City chooses aviation marketing firm for airport

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Big names will tackle problems at airport

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Tuesday morning, speaking from a makeshift media facility on the second level of the Colorado Springs Airport terminal, Mayor Steve Bach announced the creation of an “Airport Air Service Task Force.” Given that the city and its enterprises already benefit from the advice of scores of citizen advisory panels, such an announcement wouldn’t ordinarily merit… Continue Reading Big names will tackle problems at airport

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Still waiting for airport details

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When Mayor Steve Bach called together the media this week for his monthly news conference, he gave away the prime topic in advance. After all, the event took place at the Colorado Springs Airport. Our assumption was immediate. Bach would use the occasion to wrap up the story left unfinished three weeks earlier. Going into… Continue Reading Still waiting for airport details

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