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Posted on: January 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Two New Non-Stop Flights Added into ASE this Summer Plus Expanded Non-Stop Service this Fall

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The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport today announced that American Airlines and United Airlines are expanding their schedules into Aspen/Snowmass (ASE) for the 2016 summer and fall seasons.

"This is exciting news for our locals and visitors who can now enjoy even more direct flight options summer, winter and now fall from our airport,” said Director of Aviation, John Kinney.

American Airlines New Service from Chicago/O’Hare and Expanded Service from DFW
American Airlines will offer new summer nonstop flights from Chicago/O’Hare International Airport (ORD), expanding their existing daily flights from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). American’s summer seasonal service from DFW, LAX and now ORD begins June 2, 2016. Flights from LAX and ORD are scheduled to operate daily through Aug. 15, 2016, while daily nonstop flights from DFW are now scheduled to continue into the fall season, daily through Oct. 5, 2016.

Following is the schedule of the new summer daily ORD-ASE on American Airlines:
AA 3517 02JUN-15AUG Departs ORD at 1:35 p.m.CT, arrives at ASE at 3:15 p.m. MT
AA 3529 02JUN-15AUG Departs ASE at 10:45 a.m. MT, arrives at ORD at 2:20 p.m. CT

United Airlines – New Service from San Francisco and Expanded Service from Chicago and LAX
United Airlines will offer new summer non-stop flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This will add to their existing summer service from Denver International Airport (DEN), Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH) and Los Angeles (LAX). New nonstop flights from SFO are scheduled to begin on June 9, 2016 and continue through Aug.15, 2016. Seasonal nonstop flights from Houston resume on June 3, 2016, while flights from ORD and LAX are scheduled to resume on June 9, 2016. While the Houston flights are scheduled to operate through Aug. 15, 2016, nonstop flights from both Chicago and LAX are being extended into the Fall with Chicago flights continuing through Oct. 4, 2016, and LAX flights continuing through Oct. 29, 2016. United will continue to operate daily year-round service from Denver with as few as four flights daily at times during the spring to as many as nine daily during the summer.

Following is the schedule for the new summer daily SFO-ASE on United Airlines:
UA 5904 09JUN-14AUG Departs SFO at 3:55 p.m.PT, arrives at ASE at 7:11 p.m. MT
UA 5896 10JUN-15AUG Departs ASE at 7:00 a.m. MT, arrives at SFO at 8:25 a.m. PT

“It’s well known that Aspen and Snowmass’ growing popularity as summer destinations has led to visitor numbers that now rival those during the winter – and fall is becoming an increasingly popular time to visit. These trends are being recognized by the airlines as both American and United will now be operating nonstop flights into ASE from as many of their hubs during the summer as they do during the winter,” said Bill Tomcich, President of Stay Aspen Snowmass.

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 or call 800-262-7736.

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Contact: John Kinney – 970-429-2851
Director of Aviation

Contact: Bill Tomcich – 970-920-7120
President, Stay Aspen Snowmass

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