Colorado Springs Airport experiencing delays and cancellations during holiday travel season

Officials tell me the Colorado Springs Airport experienced numerous delays and 25 total cancellations between Wednesday and Friday.
Published: Dec. 23, 2022 at 9:06 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Airports are continuing to see large-scale delays and cancellations Christmas Eve after a massive winter storm hit much of the country this week.

As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the Denver International Airport has had 436 delays and 221 total cancellations for the day, according to flight tracking website Flightaware, while the Colorado Springs Airport has seen 17 delays and seven cancellations.

Flightaware notes that the situations at the airports are improving as the storm slowly moves out.

It was a nightmare for many on Friday, when 10,000 flights were delayed nationwide. Travelers tell us this is creating obstacles in their holiday plans.

“Apparently there are no more flights so we are trying to get a hold of someone that can help us.”

Beatrice and Ivory Carpenter are from Pagosa Springs and were traveling to Houston to see their extended family for Christmas. When their initial flight to Phoenix was delayed, they missed their connection.

“We haven’t seen the side of the family in over two years, so I was really looking forward to going and hope we can make it out there.”

Lauri and Mike’s trip to Minneapolis to see their sons was also cut short.

“We were supposed to fly out last night and it was canceled. We found about it before we left for the airport. Now we can only spend three days there. We have to be back by Monday because of our dog sitter.”

Officials recommend checking into your flight as early as you can and signing up for text alerts to keep up with possible delays.