Colorado Springs Airport's courtship of Alaska Airlines pays off

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  1. sobore
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    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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