Colorado Springs Airport (COS) announces a significant surge in passenger numbers for the month of September, marking a nearly 12 percent increase in traffic compared to the same period last year. During September, COS recorded 109,219 enplanements and served 217,748 total passengers, reflecting a continued pattern of growth in 2023.
With 135,993 available seats, which translates to a 13.9 percent increase compared to September 2022, COS has demonstrated dedication to meeting the growing demand for air travel. The average load factor, despite the increase in seat availability, remained consistently strong at 80.3 percent, only slightly lower than the corresponding period in the previous year.
As the holiday season approaches, COS is thrilled to announce the upcoming convenience of nonstop flights to three destinations: San Antonio (SAT), San Diego (SAN), and Houston (HOU) on Southwest Airlines. These nonstop routes will be available for select dates in November, December, and January, with the added exciting news that the Houston (HOU) service will extend beyond January to continue accommodating passenger demand.
Holiday travelers can also take advantage of discounted parking this season. COS is excited to relaunch its popular holiday parking promotion, offering 50 percent off daily long-term parking from November 20, 2023, to November 26, 2023, and December 20, 2023, to January 2, 2024. Travelers can redeem the savings on long-term parking over the course of two periods of time.
In a concerted effort to enhance the traveler experience, Colorado Springs Airport has embarked on the "ElevateCOS" concourse modernization project. This project is poised to rejuvenate the aging terminal infrastructure, boost accessibility, and advance sustainability initiatives, aligning the airport with the latest industry standards. To explore more comprehensive details about this transformative project, please visit www.ElevateCOSAirport.com.
Nonstop Route Updates:
- American Airlines: Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
- 5 daily nonstops with easy connecting service across the U.S. and worldwide
- Avelo Airlines: Los Angeles – Hollywood/Burbank (BUR)
- Twice weekly 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) – will begin twice daily service in July 2024
- Nonstop weekend service to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
- Daily nonstop service to Salt Lake City (SLC)
- Southwest Airlines: Chicago (MDW), Dallas (DAL), Denver (DEN), Houston (HOU) – Starts November 2023, Las Vegas (LAS), Long Beach (LGB), Phoenix (PHX)
- New daily nonstop service to Long Beach (LGB) / Los Angeles Area
- Daily nonstops to Denver (DEN) with easy connections coast-to-coast
- Seasonal service to San Diego (SAN) and San Antonio (SAT) effective November 2023
- Sun Country: Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
- Weekly nonstop service to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
- United Airlines: Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD)
- United serves 3 daily nonstop destinations with easy connections coast-to-coast and worldwide