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Airport contributes $3.7 billion to area economy

When multipliers are added in, the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport injects $3.7 billion into the annual economy of Colorado Springs, according to an economic impact study released by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics. Some 27,721 people work in the operation and development of the city’s airport. The number also includes people working… Continue Reading Airport contributes $3.7 billion to area economy

Springs airport receives $400,000 state grant

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The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport has received a grant from the Colorado Department of Aviation’s Division of Aeronautics for snow removal. The $400,000 grant will be used to partially fund the purchase of three pieces of equipment the airport needs to replace this year, said Gisela Shanahan, the airport’s assistant director of aviation for finance and… Continue Reading Springs airport receives $400,000 state grant

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Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is expanding and remodeling its security checkpoint to make room for full-body scanners and additional room for passenger lines. City Council had previously approved an expansion of the checkpoint in September.  However, when the Transportation Security Administration mandated addition of full-body scanners, airport officials realized they needed more space. So, council… Continue Reading Springs airport expanding to make room for full-body scanners

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Springs’ inaugural flight to D.C. soars

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The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport saw its inaugural flight to the Washington D. C. area take off this morning. The CRJ-600, a regional jet, took off with 61 passengers, who included business and leisure travelers. A boon for military, government and business travelers, the daily United Airlines route departs at 8:55 a.m. Operated by SkyWest… Continue Reading Springs’ inaugural flight to D.C. soars

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Airline employees recognized

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Colorado Springs’ American Airlines employees won one of five national awards for customer service on May 12. For the first quarter of the year, American’s local employees took the Customer Cup award, a trophy which has the station’s name engraved on it. The award is based on the largest improvements in customer-service performance, including how well the airline… Continue Reading Airline employees recognized

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