TELLURIDE, Colorado (September 9, 2017) – Great Lakes Airlines recently announced the addition of flights from Phoenix Sky-Harbor (PHX) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Telluride Regional Airport (TEX). The PHX service is currently scheduled to run through October, and the LAX flights will operate through the ski season.
The LAX and PHX flights will both operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays, with LAX run on a 30-seat Embraer 120 Brasilia and PHX on a Beechcraft 1900. These flights will run in addition to the current 10 flights per week from Denver International Airport (DEN) to TEX.
The LAX and PHX flights begin this week and are for sale on the Great Lakes site, through codeshare partner United Airlines, and on all online travel agencies such as Kayak, Expedia and Orbitz. The LAX flight will make a stop in Prescott, AZ, and the PHX flight will make a stop in Page, AZ, to pick up and drop passengers.
“We appreciate the great efforts of our partners at Great Lakes to continue to expand service to Telluride Airport, and the addition of LAX and PHX flights to TEX are great options for both our inbound guests and outbound locals, just 10 minutes from town and the ski resort” said Colorado Flights COO Matt Skinner.
A snapshot of the TEX schedule going forward includes:
|GREAT LAKES/UNITED||Inbound to TEX||Outbound from TEX|
|DEN||TEX||Daily (exc. Tuesday)||Year-Round||2:15pm||3:27pm||3:42pm||4:46pm|
|DEN||TEX||Fri-Mon (2nd Flight)||Year-Round||10:35am||11:47am||12:02pm||1:06pm|
|LAX||TEX||Monday & Thursday||Feb 8 – Apr 9||2:05pm||3:29pm||12:57pm||2:19pm|
|PHX||TEX||Monday & Thursday||Feb 1 – Nov 1||12:42pm||1:57pm||1:42pm||2:57pm|
*Schedules subject to change.
For the two airports serving the destination, Telluride (TEX) and Montrose (MTJ), the added service brings the total to 17 non-stop or direct flights from 12 major hubs for the 2017-18 winter, including Denver, Chicago, New York (LGA & EWR), Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, operated by United, American, Delta, Allegiant and Great Lakes.
“Telluride continues to rank among the best in mountain destinations for direct flight options, and are one of the few to have major network connectivity, a low-cost carrier and flights that land just 10 minutes from the slopes,” Skinner continued.
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Nestled within Southwest Colorado’s dramatic San Juan Mountains, Telluride, Colorado, (elevation: 8,750 ft.) is known for its world-class alpine skiing, awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant summer festival season. Telluride has been ranked the #1 Resort in North America by Conde Nast four of the last five years. Telluride is serviced by two regional airports; Telluride (TEX), just 10 minutes from both Mountain Village and Telluride, and Montrose (MTJ), a 75 minute shuttle ride to the destination.