In the month of March, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) saw a total of 163,695 passengers travel through the terminal, with 82,742 of those passengers enplaning at COS.  March 2023 enplanements were down 5.3 percent compared to March 2022 due to the exit of Frontier Airlines at COS in November 2022.  Without Frontier’s exit, March enplanements would have been up 2 percent. Year-to-date (January-March) enplanements at COS are up 2.5 percent in comparison to 2022 and 33.9 percent when compared to the industry’s 2019 pre-pandemic benchmark year.

The month of March saw a load factor average of 79.8 percent, representing a 0.9 percent increase versus 2022. With 103,704 seats in the market for March, seats were down slightly from 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. Avelo Airlines will be joining the COS roster on May 3, 2023, with nonstop service to Los Angeles – Hollywood/Burbank (BUR). 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. 

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) begins May 3, 2023
  • 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
    • Delta 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
    • Adding additional Denver (DEN) flights starting April for a total of nine daily departures.  

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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