Planes Moving at Colorado Springs Airport

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

Better news for passengers traveling by air here in southern Colorado. Planes were taking off and landing all day Thursday.

But for some passengers it's been a very long 24 hours at the airport and there seems to be no end in sight...at least not for a few days.

"I've had 7 flights in the last 2 days and they've all gotten cancelled...and I haven't gotten re-booked until the 26th on a single one...that’s ridiculous,” one passenger told us.

Wednesday 75-percent of flights out of Colorado Springs were canceled and now even though planes are flying ... It's hard to find a seat.

"During the holidays the airlines are running up to 90 and 100-percent load factors...the availability of seats to take care of customers who were on flights that were canceled due to weather is really limited," said Director of Aviation Mark Earle.

Combine that with very long check in lines...and stand-by lists that in some cases are 20-people deep. And with DIA still closed...some came here hoping for better news...but all they seemed to find was more chaos. But improving weather is bringing hope to some that they will still make it home before Christmas.

"I’m optimistic I'm going to get out of here within a day or two...so I'll be home no later than the 24th," said one passenger.

The airport says they are hoping all flights will be on time by the end of the night Thursday.


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