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NEW NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM DFW & LAX TO NOW BE OFFERED DAILY THIS FALL

Contact: John Kinney – 970-429-2851

Director of Aviation

Contact: Bill Tomcich – 970-920-7120

President, Stay Aspen Snowmass

 

 

NEW NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM DFW & LAX TO NOW BE OFFERED DAILY THIS FALL

Both American and United to bridge the gap between seasonal summer and winter service on two key nonstop routes.

 

(Aspen, CO – 08.01.2017) The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) today announced new daily nonstop flights this fall on American from DFW and United from LAX.  Instead of discontinuing service on these nonstop routes on October 4 as originally planned, both routes are now scheduled to operate daily throughout both October and November until winter seasonal flights resume in December.  Travelers to and from Aspen Snowmass will now have the choice of two airlines from three hubs throughout October and November this year.

United is also scheduled to operate up to seven daily flights from Denver in September, an average of five daily in October, and four daily in November.  With the addition of these two new nonstop flights, total daily seat capacity into ASE will increase by 40% in October and 50% in November over what was offered last fall.

"While we have enjoyed substantial increases to seasonal flights during both the winter and summer months, it’s great to finally see some flight additions at a time of the year when our airport can easily accommodate them,” said Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Director, John Kinney.  “We expect this will make it a lot more attractive for locals to use their local airport.”

Currently, three airlines are now offering peak summer schedules into ASE with up 17 daily flights from seven markets nonstop through August 14.  Outlined below are the current planned frequencies by carrier and by market through the rest of this summer and fall.

Carrier

Market

Frequency

Seasonality

United

Denver (DEN)

~8x daily

~7x daily

~5x daily

~4x daily

Now – Aug 14

Aug 15 – Oct 4

Oct 5 – Oct 28

Oct 29 – Nov 21

United

Los Angeles (LAX)

Daily

Now – Apr 2

United

Chicago/O’Hare (ORD)

Daily

Now – Oct 4

United

San Francisco (SFO)

Daily

Now – Sep 4

United

Houston/Bush (IAH)

Daily

Now – Aug 14

American

Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)

Daily

Now – Apr 2

American

Chicago/O’Hare (ORD)

Daily

Now – Oct 4

American

Los Angeles (LAX)

Daily

Now – Sep 5

Delta

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Daily

Now – Sep 3

Delta

Los Angeles (LAX)

Wed, Sat & Sun

Now – Aug 30

 

“After hearing from so many folks about how challenging it was to fly in and out of Aspen Snowmass this past spring, we are very pleased to be able to announce these huge additions to our fall air service from both American and United,” said Bill Tomcich, President of Stay Aspen Snowmass.  “This is clearly a major step towards enhanced year-round service, and one that also happens to coincide with the bridge closure in Glenwood Springs,” Tomcich added.  “If these new flights are supported by locals the way I expect they will be, I am confident this could lead to more direct flights next spring, as well.”

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is located three miles from Aspen and seven miles from Snowmass Village, the closest airport to any mountain resort destination. For information or to book flights and a vacation to Aspen or Snowmass, visit www.stayaspensnowmass.com or call 800-262-7736.

 

American Airlines flights are currently available for sale on www.aa.com.

Delta Air Lines flights are currently available for sale on www.delta.com.

United Airlines flights are currently available for sale on www.united.com.

 

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SUMMER 2017 COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS INTO ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY AIRPORT

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4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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