Colorado Springs, CO – As air travel this summer has steadily returned, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) has continued to see increases in enplanements, as well as available seats in the market. In the month of July 2021, 107,702 passengers were enplaned representing a 30.4 percent increase from July 2019 with 214,382 total passengers traveling through the terminal – a 29.8 percent increase from the same period in 2019.

Available seats also increased significantly, up 40.7 percent from July 2019 to 136,316 seats. For the month, COS saw an average 79 percent load factor, down 6.2 percent from July 2019. The increase of seats is attributed to Southwest Airlines beginning service in March 2021, as well as the other carriers increasing capacity with more flights or larger aircraft.

Enplanements, passengers, and seats in the market had a strong performance this summer and Labor Day is expected to produce similar results. With the increase in traffic, travelers are reminded to arrive 90 minutes prior to their flight departing and that 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.

Looking Ahead:

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

Airlines continue to evaluate air service demand and flight schedules.

  • American Airlines
    • Nonstop to Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)
    • Nonstop to Chicago (ORD)
  • Delta Air Lines
    • Nonstop to Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • Frontier Airlines
    • Nonstop to Las Vegas (LAS)
    • 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 and December dates
    • Nonstop to San Antonio (SAT) – seasonal service; select November and December dates
  • United Airlines
    • Nonstop to Chicago (ORD)
    • Nonstop to Denver (DEN) – easy connections worldwide
    • Nonstop to Houston (IAH)
    • Nonstop to Los Angeles (LAX)