Colorado Springs, CO – For the month of October, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) saw an increase in enplanements from the previous month, but is continuing to experience a downturn in numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic. In October, COS enplaned 35,830 passengers and a total of 71,739 passengers traveled through the terminal.
For year to date, COS’ total passenger count was 606,568, representing a 56.2 percent decrease from 2019. Load factors for the month of October have increased from previous months, but are lower than normal, averaging 75.3 percent for the month and down 18.3 points down year-to date versus last year, primarily due to social distancing protocols and lower travel demands due to the virus.
With the holidays approaching, COS is excited to relaunch its popular holiday season parking promotion, offering 50 percent off long-term parking from November 21, 2020 to November 30, 2020 and December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Travelers can redeem the savings on long-term parking over the course of two periods of time.
As traffic increases, COS’ number one priority remains that safety of travelers and employees. Mask or face coverings are required throughout the airport and on each of the four carriers. Travelers will find signage regarding best practices for social distancing, mask usage, plastic shield barriers, increase of surface disinfection and reduced touchpoints in their travel experience.
Additionally, employees of all four carriers and the Airport are being required by their employers to complete temperature scans before entering their work space. All of these measures are designed to slow or stop the spread of germs and viruses. The Airport also strongly urges passengers and guests to follow guidelines designed to keep themselves and others healthy and safe.