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Colorado Springs Airport

Read on to discover Colorado Springs Airport, its facilities and services it has on offer, the best destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Colorado Springs Airport

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Colorado Springs Airport (IATA: COS) also known as City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, is a city-owned public civil-military that serves 1.7 million passengers each year. The airport opened in 1927 and serves cities within the United States. The airport has an area of 7,200 acres and owns three runways.

The airport is the second busiest commercial service airport in the state. Peterson Air Force Base is placed on the north side of runway 13/31 and rents the land from the airport. Colorado Springs currently uses on 4 airline carriers to have non-stop flights to 17 U.S. cities (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver. Minneapolis - Saint Paul, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, Orlando and Washington DC.).

Colorado Springs Airport Location

The airport is located 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colorado:


Colorado Springs Airport offers facilities and services to provide comfort and ease for its travellers. In total, the airport has 18 gates as well as shops, restaurants, cafes and bars at the airport terminal.

Facilities Include:

A wide range of shopping and dining places are available from popular restaurants, cafes and luxury and designer shops.

Free WiFi Accessibility

Mobile Charging

Family Services


Luggage Carts


Lounges Include:

Premier Lounge (Main Terminal, near Gate 6): includes beverages, air conditioning, WiFi, TV, telephone, disabled access, conference rooms, newspapers and magazines.


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Colorado Springs Airport currently has three runways.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
17L/35R 13,501 4,115 Concrete
17R/35L 11,022 3,360 Asphalt
13/31 8,269 2,520 Asphalt


Main Terminal

The main terminal consists of concourses, the larger concourse hosts gates numbering from 1 to 12 and are currently being used for commercial use. The second concourse which is known as called the Western Pacific Airlines concourse has numbering from 14 to18, there is no gate 13, however, and is now mainly used for meetings.

The airport's main terminal has been under renovation since September 2011, this consists of the reconstruction of the TSA checkpoint to support full-body scanners, new facilities for automated baggage screening, and expansion of office space behind the ticket counters.

Airlines that fly to Colorado Springs Airport

The following table consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from Colorado Springs Airport:

American Airlines Delta Air Lines Frontier Airlines
United Airlines

The Most Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 200,320 American
2 Denver, Colorado 139,970 United
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 114,710 American, United
4 Las Vegas, Nevada 61,300 Frontier
5 Houston–Intercontinental, Texas 56,060 United
6 Atlanta, Georgia 53,050 Delta, Frontier
7 Los Angeles, California 45,120 United
8 Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona 43,530 Frontier
9 Orlando, Florida 37,940 Frontier
10 Salt Lake City, Utah 28,130 Delta

The most popular destinations from September 2017 - August 2018. Statistics from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

How to get to Colorado Springs Airport

By Road

There are a number of taxi companies that offer taxicab services at Colorado Springs Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the ground transportation area. It takes only 20 minutes to the Colorado Springs City centre by taxi. There are drop-off and pick-up areas at the terminals and short and long-stay multi-storey car parks you can use to park your car at a cost.

By Public Transport

There are shuttle services available to and from the airport, whether you need to get to the city or your ski resort.

By Rental Car

You can hire from a selection of cars from car hire companies. Colorado Springs Airport has onsite car rental desks which are located in the baggage claim area. Many companies offer these services such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.