New Nonstop Flights From DFW & LAX Offered Daily at ASE this Fall

Aspen Direct Flights

 

Both American and United to bridge the gap between seasonal summer and winter service on two key nonstop routes.

(Aspen, CO – 08.01.2017) The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) today announced new daily nonstop flights this fall on American from DFW and United from LAX.  Instead of discontinuing service on these nonstop routes on October 4 as originally planned, both routes are now scheduled to operate daily throughout both October and November until winter seasonal flights resume in December.  Travelers to and from Aspen Snowmass will now have the choice of two airlines from three hubs throughout October and November this year.

 

United is also scheduled to operate up to seven daily flights from Denver in September, an average of five daily in October, and four daily in November.  With the addition of these two new nonstop flights, total daily seat capacity into ASE will increase by 40% in October and 50% in November over what was offered last fall.

 

"While we have enjoyed substantial increases to seasonal flights during both the winter and summer months, it’s great to finally see some flight additions at a time of the year when our airport can easily accommodate them,” said Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Director, John Kinney.  “We expect this will make it a lot more attractive for locals to use their local airport.”

 

Currently, three airlines are now offering peak summer schedules into ASE with up 17 daily flights from seven markets nonstop through August 14.  Outlined below are the current planned frequencies by carrier and by market through the rest of this summer and fall.

 

Carrier

Market

Frequency

Seasonality

United

Denver (DEN)

~8x daily

~7x daily

~5x daily

~4x daily

Now – Aug 14

Aug 15 – Oct 4

Oct 5 – Oct 28

Oct 29 – Nov 21

United

Los Angeles (LAX)

Daily

Now – Apr 2

United

Chicago/O’Hare (ORD)

Daily

Now – Oct 4

United

San Francisco (SFO)

Daily

Now – Sep 4

United

Houston/Bush (IAH)

Daily

Now – Aug 14

American

Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)

Daily

Now – Apr 2

American

Chicago/O’Hare (ORD)

Daily

Now – Oct 4

American

Los Angeles (LAX)

Daily

Now – Sep 5

Delta

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Daily

Now – Sep 3

Delta

Los Angeles (LAX)

Wed, Sat & Sun

Now – Aug 30

 

“After hearing from so many folks about how challenging it was to fly in and out of Aspen Snowmass this past spring, we are very pleased to be able to announce these huge additions to our fall air service from both American and United,” said Bill Tomcich, President of Stay Aspen Snowmass.  “This is clearly a major step towards enhanced year-round service, and one that also happens to coincide with the bridge closure in Glenwood Springs,” Tomcich added.  “If these new flights are supported by locals the way I expect they will be, I am confident this could lead to more direct flights next spring, as well.”

 

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is located three miles from Aspen and seven miles from Snowmass Village, the closest airport to any mountain resort destination. For information or to book flights and a vacation to Aspen or Snowmass, visit www.stayaspensnowmass.com or call 800-262-7736.

 

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