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Springs airport buys land at Peterson; Southwest arriving


Last updated 3/10/2021 at 11:24am

Stephen M. Keller/Courtesy of Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will begin service to Colorado Springs on March 11.

The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) purchased a 10-acre parcel of land from Colorado Springs School District 11. The land is located to the east of COS, on Peterson Air Force Base. COS is working with Peterson Air Force Base to possibly utilize the land to meet the needs of the installation and help maintain compatibility with airport operations.

"We are very grateful for the partnership COS has with Colorado Springs School District 11 and the future possibilities of this land," said Greg Phillips, director of aviation for the Colorado Springs Airport.

The land was originally dedicated to Co...

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