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Mayor wants airport marketing consultant

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach is putting out a call for an airport marketing expert. The expert ought to be familiar with strategies on marketing a regional airport in the shadow of an international airport, like Denver. City officials announced Friday that Colorado Springs airport aviation director Mark Earle was stepping down. Earle, city officials… Continue Reading Mayor wants airport marketing consultant

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Earle steps down as director of Colorado Springs Airport

Mark Earle is stepping down as aviation director of the Colorado Springs Airport, officials announced Friday. Assistant Aviation Director Dan Gallagher will assume the role of interim director while the city conducts a national search for a new director. Gallagher has been with the Colorado Springs Airport since 2010. Earle has agreed to serve as… Continue Reading Earle steps down as director of Colorado Springs Airport

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Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

It should have been a time of celebration at the Colorado Springs Airport. Crews were wrapping up the finishing touches on a $236,000 visual display that leaves no doubt in travelers’ minds that Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Air Force Academy and wonders of nature. But just as a giant… Continue Reading Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

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Frontier Airlines to end all service out of  Colorado Springs

Frontier Airlines will stop all flights out of Colorado Springs in April. The Colorado Springs Airport was notified this week that Frontier Airlines will discontinue its service in Colorado Springs. The move follows an announcement in mid-January, when Frontier announced that it would reduce its service in an out of the Colorado Springs Airport during… Continue Reading Frontier Airlines to end all service out of Colorado Springs

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Springs airport receives state grant

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Springs airport receives state grant

The Colorado Springs Airport is one of 44 airports to receive part of $20.6 million in state aviation fuel tax revenue under the Aviation Discretionary Grant Program. “We have improved public-use airports all across the state by leveraging these grants with local and federal matching funds,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “These airports are critical to… Continue Reading Springs airport receives state grant

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Colorado Springs Airport is breaking from a cookie-cutter mold of airport offerings and putting an authentic Colorado stamp on the atmosphere, right down to its coffee and beer. Bristol Brewing Company will open a smaller version of its taproom in the airport terminal this month. Novo Coffee, a Denver-based coffee company, opened its doors in… Continue Reading Airport welcoming Bristol beer taproom

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Frontier adding flights to Colorado Springs

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Frontier Airlines is adding more nonstop flights to Colorado Springs. The airline said today that the flights will be offered to Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles. Frontier executives made the announcement at the Colorado Springs Airport this morning.

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A $4.7 million construction project to upgrade the Colorado Springs Airport’s baggage and passenger screening system is under way. The project,  awarded to Springs-based Art C. Klein Construction, is laying the groundwork for a $9.5 million automated screening system. The $9.5 million contract has gone to bidders,  but has not yet been awarded. Airport spokeswoman… Continue Reading Multi-million dollar construction project under way at Springs airport

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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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Springs Airport fares up 11% from 2009

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The average fare for a domestic flight from Colorado Springs Airport was $387 in the second quarter of 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’s an increase of 10.7 percent over the second quarter of 2009, when the average domestic fare was $350. Colorado Springs Airport fares were the 17th most expensive nationwide… Continue Reading Springs Airport fares up 11% from 2009

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