May 28, 2023

Ensanta Catalina

Aventure et nature

Southwest launching new nonstop from Austin to Colorado ski destination in January

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you want to consider your hand at the slopes, Southwest Airlines will before long have a new option to get you there.

The airline declared Thursday it would launch a nonstop route from Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport to Montrose Regional Airport in Montrose, Colorado, beginning Jan. 7.

The airport is the nearest to ski parts all around Telluride and Crested Butte.

The 2-hour and 20-moment flight will run at the time a 7 days on Saturdays. Outgoing flights depart Austin at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Montrose at 12:25 p.m. local time. Incoming flights from Colorado leave at 1:05 p.m. and arrive at 4:25 p.m.

Southwest launched five new routes from AUS back in March: Amarillo, Charleston, Columbus, Midland/Odessa and Ontario.

The announcement comes a tiny a lot more than a 7 days soon after American Airways said it was launching a route to Vail, a further preferred ski resort in Colorado. Those people flights will operate starting Dec. 15.

Southwest is the largest airline at AUS in terms of passenger targeted visitors. A lot more than 3 million passengers boarded a Southwest flight in between January and Could of this calendar year, much more than a third of all travellers at the airport.

Passenger website traffic for the airline at AUS has much more than rebounded from the COVID-19 slump. In May well 2022, the most not long ago offered information, virtually 800,000 passengers boarded a Southwest flight from Austin.