Frontier offers Aspen-Denver travel pass
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” Frontier Airlines will begin service out of Aspen on April 26 with a special deal.
Until June 30, the airline is selling books of affordable one-way tickets between Aspen and Denver on the new “Colorado Commuter Pass” program.
For the same price as a round-trip between Aspen and Denver on United Express ($1,097), travelers can buy books of six one-way flights for $99 each way or 10 one-way flights for $89 for each leg.
“The cost of flying to Denver and driving is going to be comparable,” said Bill Tomcich, president of Stay Aspen Snowmass, a central bookings agency. “It’s going to provide incentives for people to get off the highway and back into the air.”
Books of tickets for the Aspen/Denver connection must be purchased by credit card and travel must be completed by the end of June, but there are no blackout dates with the flights and flight tickets are transferable.
Tomcich said the program hearkens back to Aspen Mountain Air operations ” which terminated in the late 1990s ” or earlier deals on Continental Airlines that once made flights to Denver accessible for locals.
The program is an experiment, but Tomcich said there is a chance that it could stay for the long term if it proves successful for Frontier.
Flights also connect to Durango, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.
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