Houston, Mission Accomplished!

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, but when Texans look for big air, big snow, and big thrills, everyone comes to Aspen.

And that task just got easier last week when the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, the Aspen Skiing Co., and Stay/Aspen Snowmass announced plans to offer non-stop flights between Aspen and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport this winter.

Tickets went on sale Sept. 4 on www.united.com and service will run from Jan. 4 through April 2. Flights will be operated by United Express.

Aspen airport director Jim Elwood said that adding Houston will open up a number of connections for locals and visitors alike.

Aspen Skiing Co. Sr. VP David Perry agrees, adding that everyone benefits from this new service.

“We greatly appreciate United Airlines stepping up once again with even more new flights into Aspen/Snowmass and believe this new service from Texas will be mutually beneficial,” Perry said.

According to Stay Aspen/Snowmass president Bill Tomcich, travelers flying the global route network of the Star Alliance will now have more connecting options into Aspen/Snowmass than ever before.

“In addition to making it easier than ever to fly between Houston and Aspen/Snowmass, this new route is also going to offer superb connections from Florida and across Latin America,” Tomcich said.

United is also planning to operate four daily non-stops from Chicago; three from Los Angeles; two from San Fransisco; and 11 to and from Denver. In total, United will operate 21 flights during this time. All flights into Aspen/Snowmass will be operated by SkyWest Airlines with CRJ700 aircraft, which feature a United First cabin and United Economy Plus seating, offering up to 5 inches of additional leg room.

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