Telluride and Montrose Will See Increased Air Service This Winter

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Heading into the winter ski season, Telluride Regional Airport and Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado will see a major jump in air service, adding daily commercial flights beginning December 17. 

The Denver to Telluride flights will be provided by Great Lakes (United partners) and will run year-round, averaging 10 flights per week.

Telluride/Montrose will offer new Denver service with the addition of twice-weekly Allegiant Air flights. Along with the new 35-minute commuter train from downtown Denver, travelers will have it easier than ever getting to destination skiing.


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For the third straight year, the region will see a jump in service to Montrose on the American Airlines network. Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth will begin on November 18 and run twice daily during the core parts of the season. Flights from Phoenix-Sky Harbor will run daily through the season. Additionally, United is offering larger jets from Houston and adding a flight to make three per week from San Francisco

This 2016-17 winter season will see an overall increase in air service to the Telluride region of approximately 12 percent, with the additions accounting for a 30 percent increase over two years.

Highlights for Telluride and Montrose winter air schedule include:

  • New flight from Denver (DEN) to Telluride (TEX) on Great Lakes/United
  • New flight from Denver (DEN) to Montrose (MTJ) on Allegiant
  • Early start and second daily flight from Dallas – Ft. Worth (DFW) on American
  • Full daily service from Phoenix (PHX) on American
  • Added third weekly flight from San Francisco (SFO) on United
  • Larger Saturday jet service from Houston (IAH) on United


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