Frontier Airlines continued to boost passenger traffic from the Colorado Springs Airport in October, fueling a 10.8 percent increase from October 2015, according to the latest report from the airport.
Traffic in October rose 5,656 passengers to 58,146, the seventh consecutive monthly gain from a year earlier and the 11th increase in the past 12 months. The gain came despite traffic declines by Allegiant Air, American and United airlines. Frontier resumed flights to Colorado Springs in mid-April after a three-year absence with a daily round-trip to Las Vegas and added flights in June to Phoenix and November to Orlando, Fla. The Denver-based low-fare carrier carried 8,058 passengers on outbound flights in October, its best month yet.
Passenger traffic at the airport is up 7.8 percent from a year earlier in the first 10 months of the year to 525,814. Without Frontier's 40,604 passengers, traffic for the 10-month period would be down 0.6 percent, or 2,735 passengers, as a result of declines by Allegiant and American.