In the News:
Telluride Continues to Add Winter Flights
Ranks Among Best in Mountain Airports with 15 Non-Stop Flights
TELLURIDE, Colorado (September 8, 2017) – Telluride will once again see a jump in air service for the 2017-18 winter season, continuing to add flight options and ranking among the best in mountain resorts for access.
Telluride is adding yet another hub to its list of direct flights with Charlotte (CLT) service to Telluride/Montrose Airport (MTJ) on American Airlines. Charlotte, American’s second largest hub, provides great connectivity for eastern and international travelers to easily access Telluride. Flights from CLT to MTJ will run Saturdays from Dec. 23, 2017 through March 31, 2018.
As American continues to push forward in leaps for the Telluride region, Dallas (DFW) will see an added second daily flight over Thanksgiving and third daily flight over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, complementing daily mainline jet service and twice-daily flights through the bulk of the season. American flights from Phoenix-Sky Harbor (PHX) will continue to run daily through the winter, along with service from Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX).
Delta Airlines will operate new flights this winter from Salt Lake City (SLC) to MTJ over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. This service provides excellent access for those traveling from the west, as well as Delta’s eastern hubs, and is a precursor to adding a possible season-long route next year. Delta will continue to fly three times a week from Atlanta (ATL) to MTJ as well.
Core-carrier United Airlines will run an additional daily Denver (DEN)-MTJ flight, bringing that total to 4-6 per day through the season. United will also continue to operate daily flights from Houston (IAH) and Chicago (ORD), along with 1-3 flights weekly from New York’s La Guardia (LGA), Newark (EWR), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
Telluride is still reveling in the return of commercial flights to Telluride Airport (TEX), just 10 minutes from town and the ski area. TEX will continue to see daily service throughout the year from Denver (DEN) on United partner Great Lakes Airlines, averaging 10 flights per week.
Low-cost carrier Allegiant will continue service into MTJ from Los Angeles (LAX) twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
“Telluride continues to lead the charge for air accessibility in the ski industry,” said Colorado Flights COO Matt Skinner. “We rank among the best in mountain airports for direct flight options, and are one of the few to have major network connectivity, a low cost carrier and flights that land just 10 minutes from the slopes. Both our guests and locals alike will enjoy the multiple options with easy access to and from domestic and international destinations.”
For the two airports serving the destination, Telluride (TEX) and Montrose (MTJ), the added service brings the total to 15 non-stop flights (16 over the holiday season) from 12 major hubs for the 2017-18 winter. This is as good, or better, than every mountain airport in North America. In comparison to other ski destinations around the country:
- ASE: 10 hubs, 13 nonstop flights
- JAC: 12 hubs, 15 nonstop flights
- EGE: 14 hubs, 15 nonstop flights
- HDN: 14 hubs, 15 nonstop flights (2 of each on regional carrier)
“The direct economic impact of added flights is invaluable to the region,” said Michael Martelon, CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board. “Air service is a driver that delivers to all areas of the regional economy.”
This 2017-18 winter season will see an overall increase in air service to the Telluride region of approximately 5%, with a 43% increase over the last three years.
For route maps and detailed schedule information, please see visit www.coloradoflights.org/schedule. For flight and booking information please go to www.united.com, www.aa.com, www.delta.com and www.allegiantair.com.
*Schedules subject to change. United flights may be serviced by United Airlines or United Express. American flights may be serviced by American Airlines or Envoy/American Eagle.
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Nestled within Southwest Colorado’s dramatic San Juan Mountains, Telluride, Colorado, (elevation: 8,750 ft.) is known for its world-class alpine skiing, awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant summer festival season. Telluride has been ranked the #1 Resort in North America by Conde Nast four of the last five years. Telluride is serviced by two regional airports; Telluride (TEX), just 10 minutes from both Mountain Village and Telluride, and Montrose (MTJ), a 75 minute shuttle ride to the destination.