A moment we have all been waiting for has arrived. Colorado Flights Alliance has completed a deal with Great Lakes Airlines to reinstate commercial air service direct to Telluride Airport (TEX) beginning December 17th, 2016. With an average of 10 flights per week planned, including one flight per day during slower periods and two or more flights per day during peak seasons, Great Lakes will fly direct year-round from Denver International Airport (DEN).
“Guests from around the world can once again book flights directly into the Telluride Airport, which sits just 10 minutes from town and the ski slopes,” said Colorado Flights COO Matt Skinner. “Commercial air service to TEX is hugely important to both visitors and residents alike, and we have been diligently working on its return for the past two years, exploring every possible option. Ultimately, we are more than pleased to have our original partner, who knows the airport and the operation, back flying here.”
With TEX flights loading and live for sale in the coming weeks, plan ahead to be sure you get your flights booked for your 16/17 winter ski season visit. Great Lakes maintains a relationship with United Airlines and flights will be available in congruence with their national and international connections on the United Airlines website. If you’re looking to book solely the TEX-DEN leg, you can book directly through Great Lakes.
Colorado Flights and Great Lakes have an extensive history with the Telluride Regional Airport having provided 17 years of service to the area. The teams involved are greatly looking forward to the relaunch of commercial flights directly into Telluride. Great Lakes will install advanced avionics into their fleet to improve performance and direct all diversions directly to Montrose Airport (MTJ) for convenient transfer via shuttle into Telluride to enjoy some incredible snowy conditions and the incredible town that will play host.
Now with tons of options and increased service for non-stop flights into Montrose Airport (MTJ) from Denver (DEN), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA), Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO), the added bonus of direct flights from Denver (DEN) to Telluride Airport (TEX) makes getting to Telluride faster and more efficient than ever.
Whether coming for the skiing or simply to enjoy an escape to the beautiful mountains of Colorado, Telluride has something for everybody. With skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow biking, fat tire biking, sledding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, heli skiing and more it’s no doubt that Telluride is an adventure-lover’s paradise year-round. Let us help you get here now that Colorado Flights has made it easier with more frequent direct flights. Check out our trip planning guide as you start planning and enjoy all that Telluride has to offer.
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