Colorado Springs Airport Kicks Off Summer Travel Season with High Traffic

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Travel at the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) continued to increase for the month of May. A total of 194,747 passengers traveled through the terminal in May, which represents a 17.4 percent increase from May 2021. The number of travelers who boarded a plane out of COS was 97,656 – a 17.7 percent increase from the same time last year. 

A slight dip in capacity from last May resulted in 121,090 seats in the market – a 1.7 percent decrease. Airlines saw an average 80.6 percent load factor for May which is 13.3 percent higher than last May’s average load factor. 

Capacity is slated to increase this winter with Southwest Airlines’ seasonal service. Southwest Airlines will begin seasonal nonstop service to Houston Hobby (HOU), San Antonio (SAT) and San Diego (SAN) from COS for select dates in November, December, and January.

Southwest Airlines recently released their upcoming seasonal schedule with an exciting new destination. Tickets are available for purchase. (Flight schedules subject to change and may vary by date of travel):

COS-HOU:

 

Dates:

Nov 22, 23, 27, and 28

Dec 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30

Jan 2

 

Times:

COS-HOU:

10:45 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.

 

HOU-COS:

4:55 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

 

COS-SAT

 

Dates:

Nov 12, 19, 22, 23, 26 27, and 28

Dec 3, 10, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31

Jan 2

 

Times:

COS-SAT:

2:55 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.

 

SAT-COS:

1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

COS-SAN (NEW)

 

Dates:

Nov 22, 23, 27, and 28

Dec 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30

Jan 2

 

Times:

COS-SAN:

4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

 

SAN-COS:

2:35 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. 

 
 

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