Southwest Airlines coming to Colorado Springs
Last updated 10/22/2020 at 10:15am
Colorado's self-proclaimed "small airport" is growing in size as Southwest Airlines announces its intention to serve the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) during the first half of 2021. Flight information and destinations will be announced soon.
"We are thrilled to welcome Southwest Airlines to our community and look forward to the positive economic and cultural impact it will have," said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. "Whenever I have discussed air service in Colorado Springs with our citizens, they inevitably ask about Southwest Airlines. I want to thank all of our partners: Visit COS, the Chamber and EDC, the Regional Air Service Task Force and the team at our airport for their collaboration and support in bringing Southwest Airlines to Colorado Springs. We look forward to the announcement of fares and flights, to augmenting our strong tourism industry and to giving more people the opportunity to visit the Most Desirable City in America. I am confident that our residents will support this new partner and we look forward to a long and successful relationship."
Southwest's iconic hospitality, low fares, and customer-friendly policies mirror those values of COS, Colorado's small airport.
"As we bring Colorado Springs into the Southwest network, it will give travelers across the country more access to experience the region's top destinations, education and training facilities, and providing new air service for travelers who have long-desired easy access to our expansive network," said Jason Van Eaton, Southwest's Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Government Affairs and Executive Ambassador to Colorado. "We look forward to bringing our value, Customer-friendly policies, and our world-famous Hospitality to the Pikes Peak Region as we expand our footprint across the state."
SWA currently serves Denver and Steamboat Springs, and the company recently announced plans to add Montrose near Telluride.
Service to COS is anticipated to begin in the first half of 2021.