Press Release (City of Colorado Springs)
Colorado Springs Airport (COS) recorded 68,315 enplaned passengers and 68,685 deplaned passengers in June 2017, for a combined total of 137,000 passengers traveling through COS. This represents an increase of 22.5 percent from June 2016. Frontier Airlines largely contributed to the increase with a 279 percent gain in passenger enplanements from one year ago.
Year-to-date passenger traffic continues to take-off. For the first six months of 2017, a total of 727,479 passengers have moved through COS, an increase of 25 percent from one year ago.
Load factors (percentage of available seats that are filled with paying passengers) remained strong for airlines serving COS in May. Delta posted a 97.5 percent load factor, followed by Alaska at 91.1 percent, United at 87.2 percent, and Allegiant at 87.1 percent.
Six scheduled airlines serve Colorado Springs Airport to 15 destinations, soon to be 17 with the addition of Frontier Airlines service to Fort Myers, Florida commencing October 5, and Tampa, Florida beginning October 6. The airport offers 34 daily flights as of the peak month of August.
COS encourages all residents throughout southern Colorado to “look before you book” and choose Colorado Springs Airport for your air travel needs. COS is an easy and convenient alternative to Denver International Airport offering simple parking, easy check-in and security, and a short drive home.