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A view of the scenery in Cortez, Colo. from the terminal (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Trip Report: Denver to Phoenix Via Cortez

For this trip report, I will be taking a route not too often flown, Denver to Phoenix on San Francisco-based carrier Boutique Air. Yes, this route is flown nonstop many times a day, but not via a small city in southwestern Colorado. Boutique Air flies the route between Denver and Phoenix via Cortez, Colo. once a day in each direction. The small Coloradan city is part of the government's Essential Air Service (EAS) program. The entirety of the Boutique route…

American to Add Seasonal Service to Vail from LaGuardia

American Airlines will be adding a new seasonal service between New York-LGA and Eagle County Regional Airport in Vail, Colorado for the winter 2018-19 season. The new service is being announced ahead of the popular ski season and commences on Dec. 22, 2018. Most visitors to Vail arrive through either…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trans-Colorado Airlines

Trans-Colorado Airlines was founded in August 1980 in the quiet mountain town of Gunnison, Colo. In its infancy, flights were operated to Denver's Stapleton Airport using a single Swearingen Metro II turboprop aircraft. The airline was founded during the post-Deregulation era in the U.S. when regional airlines were experiencing a…

DEN: The Largest Airport by Total Land Mass in the…

When it comes to airports in the middle of nowhere, Denver International Airport (DEN) is probably the most notable. This big city airport is the largest airport by total land area in the U.S, is right in the middle of the great plains of Colorado, yet it is close enough…

ViaAir Opens New Route for Central Texas Skiers

On July 26, ViaAir announced seasonal service between Austin, Texas to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The new route will be operated by Embraer ERJ-145 starting on December 13 and running through April 1, 2018. The CEO of LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC, the developer and operator of the newly opened South Terminal…

TRIP REPORT: College Orientation on United

This weekend I took a short, four-day trip to Omaha for college orientation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I will be attending UNO this fall to study professional flight in the aviation program on campus. We started off the mini vacation by waking up at 4 a.m. on…