Colorado Springs, CO – A total of 1,474,881 passengers traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) during the first ten months of 2018 –representing a 6.4% increase in total passenger traffic compared to the same period in 2017. Although monthly traffic decreased 21.7% when compared to last year, year-to-date enplanements show sustained growth.
The four carriers at COS enplaned a total of 67,618 total passengers in October and have flown 13.4 percent more seats year-to-date when compared to 2017. Passengers filled an average of 87.8% of all seats offered from the airport in October, with each carrier achieving a load factor between 86 and 91 percent in the month.
Since 2015, the Colorado Springs Airport has seen tremendous growth, amassing a 38% increase in passengers. In 2018, COS has sustained this growth and is projected to end the year on a positive trajectory. Further, COS generated the highest load factors and second-lowest fares among a group of 22 peer airports in the Rocky Mountain and Northwest mountain regions in the second quarter of 2018, according to data from the US Department of Transportation.
In anticipation of strong demand, Delta and SkyWest recently announced a third daily flight to Salt Lake City in the summer of 2019; service will begin June 8. This represents a 91% increase from summer 2018 and is the most capacity that COS has had to SLC since 2010.
COS currently serves 10 nonstop destinations on 4 airlines, with up to 35 daily departures to choose from and connecting passengers to over 300 destinations around the world. COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before you book,” and offers simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.
To thank travelers for choosing COS for their holiday travel, the Airport is offering 50 percent off long-term parking November 1 – December 31, 2018.
Travelers may claim their coupon at www.flyCOS.com