Colorado Springs Airport Surpasses One Million Passengers for 2019

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Colorado Springs, CO – For the month of September, the four air carriers at the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) enplaned a total of 75,109 passengers, up 0.4 percent from last month. Seats available in the market were up 6.1%, with all carriers showing an increase. Passenger load factors were down 4.6 percent, however, as the ability to fill the additional seats lagged, with an average of 80.4 percent of all seats filled during the month.

From January through September 2019, 1,228,160 passengers have traveled through COS, representing an 8.4 percent decrease in year-to-date (YTD) traffic compared to 2018 and 6.6 percent fewer seats available in the market, owing largely to decreases seen in the early months of the year.

Looking Ahead:

Colorado Springs Airport:

  • 50 percent off long-term parking promotion is returning this holiday season starting November 15 through December 31. Click here to download the coupon.
  • The Colorado Springs Airport began construction on the first floor in September. The rehabilitation project will include new flooring, LED lighting, paint, as well as higher ceilings and updated restrooms. In addition to the rehabilitation, new escalators will be installed as part of the airport’s capital improvement project (CIP).  This project is anticipated to be complete by the spring of 2020.
  • Colorado Springs Airport employees joined individuals from El Paso County and United in a volunteer effort to help revitalize and spruce up the United Airlines Flight 585 Memorial in Widefield Park in October. The memorial is just a few miles south of COS and honors the only commercial passenger flight accident in the entire history of COS, which occurred on March 3, 1991, a flight from Denver to Colorado Springs, Colorado, carrying 20 passengers and 5 crew members.
  • Construction is nearing completion on the airport’s latest sustainability project – a solar covered carport in the valet parking lot that will house 36 parking spaces. The solar photovoltaic system is expected to offset some of the electric energy used by the airport facilities. This pilot solar carport is in the valet parking lot and will cost $5.00 per day above the standard valet parking rate of $14.00 per day. 


  • American Airlines daily winter seasonal service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) on an Airbus A319 begins December 18 and is currently scheduled to run through April 6, 2020. Seats are available for purchase.


  • Starting in December, Delta will add Tuesday to their Atlanta schedule. This will add 20 percent more capacity to Atlanta and increase their schedule to 6x weekly departures, Sunday – Friday.


  • On September 6, Frontier increased capacity for all flights to Minneapolis/St Paul, San Antonio, and Las Vegas by upgrading from an A320 to an A321, adding 50 seats per aircraft.
  • Frontier’s 2019 summer seasonal service to Atlanta, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. will discontinue after November 13.
  • Starting the week of November 11, Las Vegas and Phoenix increase daily service to 10x weekly with 2x daily flights on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
  • Frontier temporarily suspended service to Orlando on September 5, and has since resumed service on October 3. Starting November 14, Orlando will switch from a redeye to a 3x weekly daytime flight on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.


  • On October 27, United will add a 3rd daily flight to Los Angeles.
  • United continues Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 mainline service to DEN.

When you say ‘yes’ to COS you’re saying ‘please’ to low parking fees and ‘hello’ to hassle free travel. Flying out of the Colorado Springs Airport is the smart choice for easy holiday travel to direct and connecting destinations. COS offers simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.­ This holiday season, look before you book at and say ‘yes’ to COS!

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