Colorado Springs, CO – At the end of December, 2017, a total of 1,677,209 passengers traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), representing a 29.5 percent increase year over year from December, 2016. Frontier Airlines reported 232,302 passengers in year-to-date traffic, an increase of 249.2 percent from the previous year.
72,645 enplaned passengers and 71,742 deplaned passengers amount to a total of 144,387 passengers traveling through COS in December, an increase of 17.3 percent from December, 2016. Year-to-date enplaned passengers soared to 850,270 total passengers in December, 2017, the highest total since 2010.
December’s year-to-date load factors (the percentage of seats filled with paying passengers) remained steady. Delta reported a 92.5 percent load factor, followed by American at 86.7 percent, United at 85.6 percent, Frontier at 84.8 percent, and Allegiant at 79.4 percent.
COS currently serves 13 nonstop flights with 5 airlines. Service to Seattle, Washington, San Antonio, Texas, and an additional nonstop to Atlanta, Georgia begins April 8, 2018, with a new route to Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota beginning April 9.
During the spring break travel season, COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before your book.” Travelers spend their vacation on vacation with simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.