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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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Passenger volumes declined once again at the Colorado Springs Airport this month, news that’s become all too familiar since the recession began sinking its teeth into the airline business. Continue Reading Slow airport traffic has cabs, hotels feeling pain

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Allegiant Air at the Colorado Springs Airport will add two nonstop flights to Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.  and Long Beach, Calif. starting Sept. 15. The jet service is scheduled to operate twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Since 2002, Allegiant, known for its low-cost fares, has offered nonstop service from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas. After the announcement was made… Continue Reading New nonstop flights from Springs an ‘economic opportunity’

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School’s out for summer, but the house remains unsold, so my wife and kids are, for the moment, stuck in the suburbs of Indianapolis. That means flying back every two or three weeks to visit, which is obviously less than ideal. When traveling by air, the debate in these parts has long been about which… Continue Reading Airport wars: Why flying out of DIA is for the birds

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