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CFA: New Denver and Los Angeles Flights Significant Bump in December Traffic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Kiera Skinner& Annie Carlson
Telluride Airport Rolling:
New Denver and Los Angeles Flights
Significant Bump in December Traffic
Telluride, CO (January 24, 2014) – The Telluride Airport is on a roll as we enter the New Year, reporting strong December general aviation traffic and new commercial flights to Los Angeles (LAX) and Denver (DEN).
The Telluride Airport (TEX) celebrated the holiday season with an impressive increase in traffic for the month of December. Total enplanements increased by 5% year over year, with a 32% increase in general aviation enplanements and a 21% increase in general aviation deplanements compared to December 2012. General aviation (flights in and out) operations increased by 31% compared to December 2012.
“We are pleased to begin the winter season with such a strong increase in air traffic,” said Rich Nuttall, Telluride Airport Manager. “We hope to see this pattern continue throughout 2014.”
On the commercial side, the New Year has also brought good news as Great Lakes Airlines has added a new daily flight from Telluride to LAX with a stop in Kingman, AZ (IGM), as well as another daily flight from Denver to TEX, bringing the service up to twice a day on weekdays and three times a day on weekends. Both flights are currently scheduled to operate from Jan. 31 – Apr. 6, 2014.
“We are thrilled to welcome the new LAX service and the added daily Denver flight to Telluride Airport, great additions for local and destination travelers alike,” said Colorado Flights COO Matt Skinner. “Colorado Flights and the Telluride community truly appreciate Great Lakes’ willingness to work together as partners and look forward to making these flights a success.”
The new TEX-LAX flight will depart Telluride at 11:56 a.m. with arrival in Los Angeles at 2:01 p.m. The return departs LAX at 11:30 a.m. and arrives in Telluride at 3:35 p.m. Total travel time is just over three hours for both directions, with the stop in Kingman scheduled for 15 minutes.
The added Denver flight will depart DEN at 10:30 a.m., arriving in Telluride at 11:41 a.m. The return will depart from Telluride at 3:50 p.m., with arrival in Denver at 4:54 p.m.
For a full schedule and to book, visit www.flygreatlakes.com. Great Lakes also codeshares with United and Frontier Airlines, and specific routes can be booked through www.united.com and www.flyfrontier.com.