Eagle County Regional Airport to Expand Winter Operations

12 September 2017
For Immediate Release 

Eagle County Regional Airport to Expand Winter Operations
VAIL, Colo. – September 12, 2017 – Skiers and snowboarders flying to Eagle County to access Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort will see an increase in air capacity for the 2017-2018 winter season. Additional seats have been added to flights from Chicago and Phoenix. New service from Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Salt Lake City and San Francisco has also been added.
Both American Airlines and United Airlines will increase their seat capacity from Chicago. American Airlines will add a second daily flight for the holiday period, December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018. This will be in addition to a daily flight already in place with both American Airlines and United Airlines at this time period, for a total of three daily flights from Chicago.
American Airline’s second Chicago operation will operate on in-bound flights, Friday and Saturday, and, out-bound flights Saturday and Sunday for the remainder of the season, January 12, 2018 through April 1, 2018.
United Airline’s Chicago service will continue January 13, 2018 through February 14, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays and then go to daily until April 2, 2018. In addition, two of the three daily flights from Denver will now be served by larger mainline aircraft, offering an increase in seat capacity and service level on these flights.
American Airlines will provide year-round flight operations to and from Dallas/Ft. Worth with no break in service beginning this spring.
American Airline’s Phoenix service will expand for the 2017-2018 winter season, as well, with the following daily flights.
  • December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018
  • February 15, 2018 through April 2, 2018
Service will operate Thursday through Monday January 11, 2018 through February 12, 2018.
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City flights will return next season for the first time since the 1994/1995 winter season. Delta will offer one daily flight for the Holiday period, December 21, 2017 through January 7, 2018. If performance is strong, this flight schedule could expand in the future.
San Francisco
United Airlines will offer nonstop service from San Francisco to Eagle County Regional Airport for the winter season. The route will operate Saturdays and Sundays December 23, 2017 through January 7, 2018; February 15, 2018 through March 25, 2018; and Saturdays only from January 8, 2018 through February 14, 2018.
Additional 2017-2018 Winter Season Flights
Air Canada will provide Saturday flights from Toronto from January 27, 2018 through March 31, 2018. American Airlines will provide continued daily flights from Los Angeles, Miami, and New York/JFK. Delta will provide daily flights
from Atlanta. United will provide daily service from Denver, Houston, Newark and Saturday flights from Washington Dulles.
Summer & Fall Flights
Summer service is underway from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver and Houston and there will be no break in service this fall from Dallas/Ft. Worth and Denver. Both markets currently offer daily non-stop flights and will continue through April 2, 2018.
About Vail Mountain
Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities with the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. 
Media Contact
Sally Gunter, (970) 754-3001, sgunter@vailresorts.com
Maggie Meisinger, (970) 754-4528, mmeisinger@vailresorts.com
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com

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