Telluride’s summer air service continues to grow as Colorado Flights Alliance (CFA) has increased flights into Montrose (MTJ) and Telluride (TEX) regional airports for the coming season. Access to the Telluride/Montrose region from around the country improves with added and extended service, larger aircrafts and more available seats than in years past.
United Airlines will be increasing service from Chicago (ORD) with daily flights from early June into the month of October, which previously had been daily only in July and August. United will also be flying larger planes daily from Houston (IAH) to MTJ through the summer, along with the continued multiple daily flights from Denver (DEN).
United partner Great Lakes Airlines will continue to serve the Telluride (TEX) airport from DEN with 10 flights per week, as well as adding a route between Phoenix (PHX) & TEX twice-per-week on Mondays and Thursdays - a great opportunity for Phoenicians to escape the heat.
American Airlines will be increasing service with larger planes coming in daily from Dallas (DFW) and flying twice a day on Saturdays in core summer. The service from DFW continues to operate daily year-round. American also continues its daily service from Phoenix (PHX) and weekly from ORD into MTJ through September 4.
“Summer air service is expanding at a fantastic rate, adding more and more options for both incoming visitors, area residents and businesses looking to travel,” said Matt Skinner, Chief Operating Officer for Colorado Flights. “We look to continue to do our part in creating economic sustainability and growth for Western Colorado, targeting service to/from key markets and additional year-round flights.”
Overall, summer air service is projected to grow 11% in 2018, with a 37% increase over the last two years and 54% over the last three. United’s IAH flight will increase by 52% with the larger aircraft, and the ORD flight by 158% with the extension of service. American’s larger planes and two Saturday flights increase the service from DFW this summer by 36%.
“Easy access through the growth in air capacity to our destination continues to provide travelers from across the country an opportunity to experience our world-renowned alpine lifestyle,” said Michael Martelon, Chief Executive Officer of the Telluride Tourism Board. “Colorado Flights Alliance continues to deliver on economic potential to the entire western slope.”