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Press Release (City of Colorado Springs)

At the end of April, 2018, a total of 537,073 passengers will have traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), representing a 19.8 percent increase in year-to-date enplanements from April, 2017. During the month of April 2018, 69,555 enplaned passengers and 69,814 deplaned passengers travelled through COS resulting in a total of 139,782 passengers, of which 257 enplanements and 156 deplanements from charters are included in the total passenger count.  Frontier Airlines reported 84,549 passengers in year-to-date traffic, an increase of 73.1 percent from the previous year.

April’s year-to-date load factors (the percentage of seats filled with paying passengers) was down slightly at 1.3 percent from 2017. Delta reported an 86.5 percent load factor, with American at 85.9 percent, Frontier at 81.8 percent, and United at 79.4 percent.

On the night of Monday, April 16, a fire ignited on the roof of the airport, resulting in the closure of the main terminal at COS the late evening of Monday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 17. The closure resulted in 56 flights and 5,740 seats lost due to cancellations. Despite cancellations, airport passenger traffic increased 21.4 percent in year-over-year enplanements from April, 2017. COS reopened and resumed full operations on Wednesday, April 18. COS continues to complete construction and repair areas damaged by the fire.

COS currently serves 15 nonstop flights on 4 airlines. Just in time for the summer travel season, COS added four nonstop routes with Frontier Airlines. New service to Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, and an additional nonstop to Atlanta Georgia began on April 8. A new nonstop to San Antonio, Texas began on April 9.  Frontier has also restarted seasonal service to Washington-Dulles and Chicago O’Hare. Easy parking and shorter lines means you spend your vacation on vacation – not the hassle of getting there.