Fall traffic at Colorado Springs Airport increasing ahead of holiday travel

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Behind the Springs: It's time to FlyCOS!
It’s that traveling time of year again and the COS Airport has some great deals. They also have great news about what’s happening at Colorado’s small airport … here’s a hint: small commutes, small waits and BIG options!

Listen Now

The fall season is getting busy at the Colorado Springs Airport. The number of people flying in and out of Colorado's small airport this fall already exceeds 2019 numbers. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we are expecting an even bigger increase in traffic. That means a busy airport.

The increase in traffic is attributed to the addition of Southwest Airlines’ five, nonstop markets beginning March of this year and other carriers’ growth, including using larger aircrafts. The latest route added to the COS nonstop schedule is Frontier Airlines’ nonstop service to Orlando (MCO).

Know before you go

If you are flying for the holidays, please remember:

  • Arrive at the TSA checkpoint at least 90 minutes prior to their flight departure.
  • The federal mask mandate is still in effect and has been extended to January 18, 2022. Masks are required inside all areas of the airport and on all aircraft.

Get a deal on holiday parking

COS has also launched its popular holiday parking promotion, offering $4.00 daily long-term parking from November 22, 2021, to November 29, 2021, and December 20, 2021, to January 3, 2022. Travelers can redeem the savings on long-term parking over the course of two periods of time. Passengers are advised to use a manned booth when exiting outside of the promotional periods.

Don't forget to check with your airline

All five carriers at COS value customers’ health and safety. Please visit each carrier’s website for further information about carrier specific safety protochols. 

Non-stop routes

Select an airline below to see non-stop routes.

American Airlines

  • Nonstop to Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)
  • Nonstop to Chicago (ORD) – seasonal service

Delta Air Lines

  • Nonstop to Salt Lake City (SLC)

Frontier Airlines

  • Nonstop to Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Nonstop to Orlando (MCO) - seasonal service; November 5 – April 26
  • Nonstop to Phoenix (PHX)

Southwest Airlines

  • Nonstop to Denver (DEN) - easy connections coast-to-coast
  • Nonstop to Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Nonstop to Phoenix (PHX)
  • Nonstop to Dallas (Love Field – DAL)
  • Nonstop to Chicago (Midway- MDW)
  • Nonstop to Houston (Hobby - HOU) – seasonal service; select November through January dates
  • Nonstop to San Antonio (SAT) – seasonal service; select November through January dates

United Airlines

  • Nonstop to Chicago (ORD)
  • Nonstop to Denver (DEN) - easy connections worldwide
  • Nonstop to Houston (IAH)
  • Nonstop to Los Angeles (LAX)

Look before you book and FlyCOS!

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.

In October of this year, there was a 22.6 percent increase in the number of people boarding flights in COS, compared to the same month in 2019. The increase in the number of people flying into the Coloardo Springs Airport increase by a little more, at 22.9 percent.

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