Delta Airlines expands service from Minneapolis, Atlanta to Eagle County next ski season

By Real Vail
Real AspenJuly 18, 2013
Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), located 30 minutes west of both Vail and Beaver Creek resorts, recently announced its winter schedule for the 2013-14 ski season.

This winter, the EGE schedule will include expanded non-stop flights from Minneapolis on Delta for nearly two weeks in December, including Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in addition to Saturday service which operates Feb. 15- March 26. There will also be an additional Saturday non-stop flight from Atlanta on Delta added to the schedule in peak season Feb. 15- March 29.

“Air access is tremendously important to our resort communities of Vail and Beaver Creek,” said Jim Kellen, director of sales and marketing for Beaver Creek. “The way the airlines are carefully looking at and fine-tuning schedules to provide more capacity at peak times is a testament to the strength of our airline partnerships and the growth of the market.”
In addition to the expanded flights at EGE this winter, American Airlines will also introduce a new aircraft type, the Airbus 319. The new aircraft will offer First-Class and Main Cabin seating, as well as Main Cabin Extra seating which will feature four to six more inches of legroom for passengers. Every seat will offer personal entertainment including a vast selection of movies, TV programs, audio selections, games and Wi-Fi.

“The Airbus A319 is an extremely capable, modern aircraft that we believe will be the perfect fit for American Airlines and for our passengers flying from Los Angeles and Dallas/Ft. Worth to Eagle,” said Greg Phillips, aviation director at Eagle County Regional Airport. “It's the right airplane at the right time and we are excited for the 2013-14 season as we continue our efforts to modernize and enhance the Airport facilities.”

EGE is serviced by three major airlines – American, Delta and United airlines – offering non-stop flights to and from 10 major markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark and New York/Kennedy. The majority of winter service begins Dec. 19 and continues through March 3.

For more information on winter schedules and service into EGE, go to For more information about Vail and Beaver Creek, call the Vail Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245) or the Beaver Creek Information Center at (970) 754-4636.

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