All three carriers to offer expanded frequency and connections from ten key hubs.
Following United’s recent announcement of expanded flights from their six key hubs into nine popular ski destinations, the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) today released a summary of all commercial flights now planned for this upcoming winter.
American Airlines: Up to eight flights daily from four hubs (DFW, ORD, PHX & LAX) over the holidays and on peak weekends for the balance of the winter, up from a maximum of five daily last winter:
- DFW increased by one flight daily for a total of up to 4x daily throughout most of the winter.
- ORD doubled to two flights daily over the holidays; additional Sat/Sun flight added Jan – Mar.
- LAX remains unchanged with one flight daily Dec 15 – Apr 2.
- PHX newly added with daily nonstop service (except Tue/Wed in January) beginning Dec 15.
Delta Air Lines: A total of six flights daily plus an extra flight on Saturdays from four hubs (SLC, LAX, ATL & MSP) over the holidays, then four flights daily (less one on Tuesdays, plus one on Saturdays) for the balance of the winter, up from three flights daily most of last winter.
- SLC increased from one to three flights daily over the holidays, two flights daily Jan 7 – Apr 2.
- ATL resumes Dec 21 with one daily flight and continues one week later this year through Apr 2.
- LAX will see an additional Saturday flight over the holidays in addition to one daily nonstop Dec 21 through Jan 6, then 6x per week service (except Tuesdays) through Apr 2.
- MSP will have daily nonstop flights Dec 21 – Jan 6, continuing on Saturdays Jan 13 – Mar 31.
United Airlines: 20-25x flights daily from five hubs (DEN, ORD, IAH, LAX & SFO). Notable capacity increases from Jan 8 – Feb 14 with additional daily flights over last year from DEN, IAH, LAX & SFO. Beginning Dec 21, the following frequencies are now scheduled to be offered by United, with peak season defined as Dec 21 – Jan 7 and Feb 15 – Apr 2.
- DEN: Up to 9x daily peak season, 7x daily + additional Saturday flight Jan 8 – Feb 14.
- ORD: Up to 5x daily peak season, 4x daily Jan 8 – Feb 14.
- IAH: 4x daily peak season, 3x daily + additional Saturday flight Jan 8 – Feb 14.
- LAX: 4x daily through Apr 2, then one new daily flight now scheduled to continue year-round.
- SFO: 2x daily all winter plus a new 3rd flight on Saturdays and Sundays during peak season.
On the busiest Saturdays over the holidays, there are now a total of 40 commercial flights scheduled to arrive into ASE with all incremental flights scheduled to arrive either before 10:00am or after 2:00pm. United in particular has strategically focused most of its capacity increases on need periods during the week and most notably during January and early February when facility and ATC constraints are generally less problematic.
“Capacity increases of this magnitude from all three of our commercial airline partners demonstrates both an extraordinary commitment and strong confidence in our market,” said Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Director, John Kinney. “This truly underscores the need for planned ongoing facility improvements.”
“Recognizing there are a lot of winter visitors who have been forced to fly into Denver and drive from there, these additional flights should make it more attractive, convenient and affordable to fly directly into Aspen Snowmass this winter instead,” said Bill Tomcich, President of Stay Aspen Snowmass.
Links to spreadsheets detailing weekly flight frequencies now planned can be found here:
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.
American Airlines flights are currently available for sale on www.aa.com.
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Contact: Bill Tomcich – 970-920-7120
President, Stay Aspen Snowmass