COS Airport June 2019 Traffic Report and Airport Update

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Colorado Springs, CO – During the first half of the year, a total of 758,473 passengers have traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), including nearly 200,000 out-of-state visitors.  While this represents an 11.2 percent decrease in year-to-date (YTD) traffic from 2018, June enplanements had a 2 percentage point improvement from May of 2019. YTD passenger load factors continue to be strong, up 1.9 percent for June. Both United and Delta have increased their seat capacity respectively by 9.2 percent and 2.2 percent, with American just slightly down in comparison with 2.5 percent fewer seats.  During the second half of the year, all four carriers will increase service with 24 percent more available seats scheduled in the market – offering 3,000+ daily departing seats. 

For the month of June, the four carriers at COS enplaned a total of 79,663 passengers on 3.0 percent fewer seats for the month when compared to June 2018. Passenger load factors for the month were up 0.6 percent, as passengers filled an average of 87.1 percent of all seats during the month.

Looking Ahead:

Colorado Springs Airport:

  • An exciting solar project announcement – Coming Soon!
  • Construction on the 2nd floor of the terminal is substantially complete. Novo Coffee is fully operational with Bristol Brewing Co. expected to be fully operational within the next few weeks. 
  • Effective September 1, 2019, the maximum daily rate for long-term and short-term parking will increase by $1 making the new parking rates respectively $7/$9. The current parking rates were set in 1998 and have remained unchanged since that time.  This minimal rate increase accounts for capital improvements to the parking system and maintenance costs for the parking lots. 

American:

  • American Airlines announced additional winter seasonal service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).
    • Travelers will have greater access to the warm Phoenix winter with the opportunity to connect to 53 additional destinations, including Mexico and Hawaii and eliminate the need to drive to Denver for those connections.
    • Daily Airbus A319 service begins December 18 and is currently scheduled to run through April 6, 2020. Seats will be available for purchase starting July 29.
  • Starting June 6, American increased service to Dallas to 6x daily through the summer.

Delta:

  • Staring June 8, Delta added a 3rd daily flight to Salt Lake City, enabling same day roundtrip travel.

Frontier:

  • Frontier’s 2019 summer seasonal service to Atlanta, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. is extended through November 13.
  • Looking for the perfect long weekend getaway? 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.
  • Starting November 14, Orlando will switch from a redeye to a 3x weekly daytime flight on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday. 

United: 

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

COS currently serves 13 nonstop destinations on 4 airlines, including the return of Frontier’s seasonal service. With up to 35 daily departures to choose from and connecting options 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. ¬