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Eagle County Regional Airport expands service to Salt Lake, Chicago, Phoenix

July 31, 2017, 8:28 am

The EGE Air Alliance and Eagle County Regional Airport recently announced an increase in air seat capacity for the 2017-2018 winter season. Additional seats have been added to flights from Chicago and Phoenix. New service from Salt Lake City has also been added.

The EGE Air Alliance, made up of both public and private partners including Eagle County, provided funding to support a vibrant local flight service program that ensures the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) remains a vital part of the Eagle County economy.

Both American Airlines and United Airlines will increase their seat capacity from Chicago.
American Airlines will add a second daily flight for the holiday period, December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018. This will be in addition to a daily flight already in place with both American Airlines and United Airlines at this time period, for a total of three daily flights from Chicago.

American Airline’s second Chicago operation will operate in-bound flights, Friday and Saturday, and, out-bound flights Saturday and Sunday for the remainder of the season, January 12, 2018 through April 1, 2018.

United Airline’s Chicago service will continue January 13, 2018 through April 1, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays.

“This increase in service at peak demand time periods and days of the week represent a continued strength in the local Chicago market, as well as, a key hub to make connections from the Midwest and Northeast,” says Mike Brumbaugh, Chair of the EGE Air Alliance.

American Airline’s Phoenix service will expand for the 2017-2018 winter season, as well, with the following schedule:

  • Daily flights December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018
  • Flights Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday January 11, 2018 through February 12, 2018.
  • Daily flights February 15, 2018 through April 2, 2018

Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City flights will return next season for the first time since the 1994/1995 winter season. Delta will offer a daily flight with 69 seats for the Holiday period, December 21, 2017 through January 7, 2018. If performance is strong, this flight schedule could expand in the future.

Additional 2017-2018 Winter Season Flights
Air Canada will provide Saturday flights from Toronto from January 27, 2018 through March 31, 2018. This will be the fifth year of service with Air Canada and represents the only international ski airport flights in the Rocky Mountain Region. American Airlines will provide continued daily flights from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York/JFK. Delta will provide daily flights from Atlanta. United will provide daily service from Denver, Houston, Newark and Saturday flights from Washington Dulles.

Summer & Fall Flights
Summer service is underway from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver and Houston and there will be no break in service this fall from Dallas/Ft. Worth and Denver. Both markets currently offer daily non-stop flights and will continue through April 2, 2018.

About the EGE Air Alliance
The EGE Air Alliance is a 501-c6 non-profit partnership with over 60 public and private funding partners with the mission to maintain and grow air service at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE). For more information on flight schedules, visit www.flyvail.com . For more information on the EGE Air Alliance, visit www.egeairalliance.com.

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