Colorado Springs Airport's courtship of Alaska Airlines pays off

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  1. sobore
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    http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-airports-courtship-of-alaska-airlines-pays-off/article/1507229

    Within days of learning in January that Frontier Airlines would reduce its flights to Colorado Springs, executives from the city's airport turned their attention to Alaska Airlines, the nation's seventh-largest carrier and one that has been on a growth spurt since 2012.

    In what would amount to a whirlwind courtship, they met several times with officials from Alaska Airlines. They undertook a number of projects and restructuring moves to make the airport more attractive to passengers and airlines - including Alaska. They exchanged phone calls with Alaska executives and kept working to woo them.

    Next month, their intensive effort will bear fruit when Seattle-based Alaska begins daily nonstop flights between Colorado Springs and its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It's the first new destination and carrier added to the Colorado Springs Airport since Frontier Airlines not only cut service but exited the market in April.

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    I imagine Randy & the HOM crew are happy with this development!:cool:
     
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    Perhaps Randy and the HOM crew suggested that AS start serving COS. ;)
     

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