Summer 2014 is shaping up to be one of the best summers in recent memory, with a slew of events and even more ways to get to Aspen! With full summer flight schedules, the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is going to be hopping this summer, with flights coming in from major carriers American and United.
In total, the Aspen airport will have a minimum of 14 flights daily this summer, and as many as 18 on Sundays. (The Sunday increase is due in part to extra nonstop scheduled from Chicago by United on select weekends later this summer. This week, our blog team gives us an Aspen air service update for 2014 so you can fly to Aspen and see what we are so excited about!
On June 6, 2014, Bill Tomcich, president of Stay Aspen Snowmass announced that United had resumed daily seasonal nonstop flights from Chicago (O’Hare) and Houston International Airport. (Non-stop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) resumed operating five days a week as of May 8, 2014.
Tomcich also said that American Airlines returned to daily seasonal nonstop flights from LAX as well as Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).
You can fly directly into Aspen from these major cities:
- Denver – DIA (American)
- Los Angeles – LAX (American and United)
- San Francisco – SFO (United)
- Chicago – ORD (United)
- Houston – IAH (United)
- Dallas/Fort Worth – DFW (American)
According to Tomcich, the majority of flights will still be operated by SkyWest or Envoy, previously known as American Eagle.
“What is new today is the reintroduction of the Bombardier Q400 into ASE for select United Express trips between Denver and Aspen,” Tomcich said. The Bombardier Q400 seats 71 passengers, including 7 first-class seats and 10 “economy plus” seats.
Tomcich also said that Republic Airlines is now slated to operate as many as three of United nine daily flights from Denver International Airport (DIA).
“In terms of total capacity, this summer … pretty much mirrors that which was offered last summer, with some minor tweaking,” Tomcich said.
Below is a breakdown by airline:
United (United Express):
- DIA: Minimum of nine flights daily, as many as 12 on Sundays. Starting Aug. 27, flights will be reduced to an average of eight per day through Sept. 19. Further reductions will be made for Fall 2014.
- LAX: One flight daily through Sept. 20, 2014
- IAH: One flight daily through Aug. 25, 2014
- ORD: One flight daily through Aug. 25, 2014
American (American Eagle):
- LAX: One flight daily June 11, 2014, through Aug. 18, 2014
- DFW: One flight daily June 11, 2014, through Aug. 18, 2014
- Delta service has been suspended until Winter 2014
- Previous winter service by Delta has included Atlanta (ATL) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)