At the end of August, 2017, a total of 1,059,000 passengers traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), representing a 29.3 percent increase from August, 2016. Frontier Airlines reported 130,858 passengers in year-to-date traffic, an increase of 419.4 percent from the previous year.
84,902 enplaned passengers and 85,007 deplaned passengers amount to a total of 169,909 passengers traveling through COS in August, an increase of 44.4 percent from August, 2016.
Load factors (the percentage of seats filled with paying passengers) remained steady for August. Delta reported a 93.5 percent load factor, followed by American at 89 percent, United at 87 percent, Alaska at 84.3 percent, Frontier at 83 percent, and Allegiant at 78.8 percent.
COS currently serves 15 nonstop flights with 6 airlines. In September 2017, COS announced four new nonstop routes with Frontier Airlines. Service to Seattle, Washington and San Antonio, Texas begins April 8, 2018, with new routes to Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota and San Jose, California beginning April 9.
Next week, Frontier Airlines will initiate inaugural flights to Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida, commencing October 5 and 6, 2017, respectively.
COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before you book,” and offers simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.