The Colorado Flights Alliance leads economic development on Colorado’s western slope by attracting and retaining air service through risk mitigation partnerships. Funding comes from a variety of sources across the region, including the towns of Telluride, Mountain Village and Montrose through lodging and restaurant taxes and other funding, Telluride Ski Resort, retailers, real estate firms, private businesses and individuals.
Since 2004, Colorado Flights has provided 1.13 million air seats into the region, accounting for 830,000 passenger trips, and approximately $300 Million in Direct Spending. With a 2.75 multiplier, total economic benefit is estimated at $850 Million.
Colorado Flights currently partners with United, Delta, American and Allegiant airlines on non-stop winter service to the Montrose Regional Airport from Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles, in coordination with Denver-Montrose service, and also supports Denver-Telluride service. Colorado Flights works with United and American on non-stop summer service from Houston and Dallas to Montrose, in coordination with Denver-Montrose service.
Partnership with Colorado Flights offers benefits including access to the Merchant Pass program through Colorado Flights and Telluride Ski Resort, travel vouchers for sales staff and tax benefits for donations.
Colorado Flights recently rebranded from the Telluride-Montrose Regional Air Organization.