First Frontier flight between Colorado Springs and Vegas sold out

The Colorado Springs Airport celebrated Frontier Airline's return with the very first flight to Las Vegas./ Taylor Bishop -- FOX21 News
The Colorado Springs Airport celebrated Frontier Airline's return with the very first flight to Las Vegas./ Taylor Bishop -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — You can now get a direct flight to Sin City straight from Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Airport celebrated Frontier Airlines’ return with the very first flight to Las Vegas Thursday.

“Let’s get ready to party! Viva Las Vegas!,” Sara Garrison, who was about to board her flight, said.

Flying with Frontier through the Colorado Springs Airport was an option just a few years ago, until airport and airline costs caused them to leave.

“It’s a very competitive airport from a cost perspective and operationally it’s a great airport to fly out of,” said Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines. “I mean you can park right next to the terminal and it’s easy to get through security and so it’s overall a great experience.”

Now that they’re back, you can get low-cost, nonstop service to Vegas. The first flight was sold out.

“I’m going to Vegas to meet my son for his 30th birthday,” said Deborah Trione.

Good news is the number of people flying through Colorado Springs is already up this year, and officials think Frontier’s return will only help.

“In January we had our largest increase in about eight or nine years,” said Dan Gallagher, Director of Aviation at the airport. “February was another strong month and it looks like 2016 we’re actually going to be a growth year for the airport.”

Frontier is also adding a flight to Phoenix starting June 28. As for any other new airlines or destinations in the works, we’ll see.

“It’s a continuing conversation,” Gallagher said. “Our community here is really growing and expanding and it’s just a great time to be talking to airlines about adding service.”

City officials said they hope these new flights will also encourage the folks of Las Vegas and Phoenix to come see what the Front Range is all about.

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