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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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Denver’s airport added more routes and flights this year, gaining new service to New York and other prime destinations. Colorado Springs, on the other hand, got just one new daily flight, to suburban Washington, D.C. A lot of locals wonder what’s up with that? Executives at a number of area companies, as well as officials… Continue Reading Recovery renews hopes of expanded air service at COS

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Airport plans for long-term

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The Colorado Springs Airport’s master plan is being updated and will serve as a development road map for at least the next 25 years. The plan’s primary goal is to focus on maintaining a safe, efficient airfield that meets Federal Aviation Administration standards. Priorities include safety and security, followed by financial feasibility, operational efficiency and environmental… Continue Reading Airport plans for long-term

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A new checked-baggage inspection system is being installed at the Colorado Springs Airport. To make room for installation, the Transportation Security Administration will relocate the checked-baggage screening process to the airport ticket lobby. Construction of the new system – on the lower level of the terminal building –  is expected to take about 18 months. During the… Continue Reading Checked-baggage system gets overhaul at airport

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