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Direct flights to Aspen to be offered this fall from Dallas, Los Angeles

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport announced Tuesday the addition of daily nonstop flights this fall on American from Dallas/Fort Worth and United from Los Angeles.

Instead of discontinuing service on these routes Oct. 4 as originally planned, both routes are now scheduled to operate daily throughout both October and November until winter seasonal flights resume in December.

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 Aspen will increase by 40 percent in October and 50 percent in November over what was offered last fall, the airport said.

"While we have enjoyed continued increases to 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 in a statement. "We expect this will make it a lot more attractive for locals to use their local airport."

Three airlines are currently offering peak summer schedules into Aspen with up 17 daily flights from seven markets nonstop through Aug. 14.

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