Published on May 24, 2023

In the month of April, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) saw a total of 168,073 passengers travel through the terminal, with 84,162 of those passengers enplaning at COS.  April 2023 enplanements were down 3.6 percent compared to April 2022 due to the exit of Frontier Airlines at COS in November 2022, and up 43 percent when compared to the industry’s 2019 pre-pandemic benchmark. Year-to-date (January-April) enplanements at COS are up 0.8 percent in comparison to 2022 and 51 percent when compared to the same period in 2019.

The month of April saw a load factor average of 78.1 percent, representing a 2.9 percentage point increase versus 2022. With 107,757 seats in the market for April, seats were down slightly versus last year. However, seats are expected to be up year-over-year for summer and through fall.

As travelers plan their summer travel, COS is offering several new nonstop markets this summer. On June 5, 2023, Delta Air Lines will add nonstop Atlanta (ATL) daily service, along with daily nonstop service to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) launching on June 6.  

Another new carrier to COS, Sun Country Airlines, will begin nonstop seasonal service to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) on June 8, 2023. Southwest Airlines announced it will serve Long Beach (LGB) nonstop daily beginning July 11, 2023.

COS welcomed Avelo Airlines in May and the carrier is offering nonstop service to Los Angeles – Hollywood/Burbank (BUR).

Nonstop Route Updates:

  • American Airlines: Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
    • 5 daily nonstops with 1-stop connecting service across the U.S. and worldwide

  • Avelo Airlines: Los Angeles – Hollywood/Burbank (BUR)
    • Nonstop service to Los Angeles – Hollywood/Burbank (BUR)

  • Delta Air Lines: Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), Salt Lake City (SLC)
    • Daily nonstop service to Atlanta (ATL) begins June 5, 2023
    • Daily nonstop service to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) begins June 6, 2023
    • Daily nonstop service to Salt Lake City (SLC)

  • Southwest Airlines: Chicago (MDW), Dallas (DAL), Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Long Beach (LGB), Phoenix (PHX)
    • Daily nonstop service to Long Beach (LGB) / Los Angeles Area begins July 11, 2023
    • Daily nonstops to Denver (DEN) with easy connections coast-to-coast
    • Adding a fourth daily nonstop to Las Vegas (LAS) starting July 11, 2023

  • Sun Country: Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
    • Nonstop service to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) begins June 8, 2023

  • United Airlines: Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD)
    • United serves 3 daily nonstop destinations with easy connections coast-to-coast and worldwide

Colorado Springs Airport’s small size means small commutes, small lines, and small waits. It means friendliness, safety, and comfort. It also means big options on daily nonstop flights and hundreds of connections worldwide. Colorado’s small airport was named one of the Best Workplaces for 2021 and 2022 by the Gazette. For more information visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram

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