United Airlines in partnership with the Colorado Flights Alliance has increased its winter flight frequency between Newark International Airport (EWR) and Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport (MTJ) for the 2018–19 ski season.
During the holiday travel season and the core of the winter ski season, service will increase from twice-weekly flights on Saturdays and Sundays to daily service – seven days a week.
Newark flights will run daily from 19 December, 2018 to 6 January, 2019 and 16 February, 2019 to 30 March, 2019, and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 January, 2019 to 10 February, 2019.
A notable change for passengers traveling from or through New York to Telluride is that the weekly flights between La Guardia and MTJ will be absorbed by the expanded Newark frequency.
In addition to the daily flights and increased service from the northeast, for the upcoming winter United Airlines is also adding daily flights during the December/January holiday period from San Francisco to MTJ in addition to regularly scheduled three-times-weekly service throughout the season.
American Airlines is also increasing service to Telluride this winter by providing larger aircraft, the 160-seat Boeing 737-800, on the Dallas-Fort Worth – MTJ morning flight, two flights per day through the season, and up to three flights a day over the holidays.
With this additional service Telluride’s 2018-19 winter season will see a seven per cent increase in total seats to the two airports serving the destination (MTJ & TEX) versus the 2017-18 season, with a 28 per cent increase in seats over the last three years.
Colorado Flights Alliance chief executive officer, Matt Skinner said: “The mission of the Colorado Flights Alliance, as a non-profit business development organization, is to foster economic growth and sustainability for the western slope of Colorado through an industry-leading airline program.
“We’re very proud of the relationships we’ve built with the major airlines and the progress the organization has achieved in adding seats and flight frequency to Montrose and Telluride from key destination markets, year-round.”
Along with American and United, Allegiant Air, Boutique Air and Delta Air Lines will also operate flights this winter into MTJ from various US hubs.