Air travel update: Direct flights from 12 major airports; new nonstop to/from San Diego |

Air travel update: Direct flights from 12 major airports; new nonstop to/from San Diego

Steamboat Springs City Council is expected Sept. 6 to consider the 2017 operating plan and budget submitted by the Local Marketing District board. It represents the last budget for the foreseeable future to rely partially on a .25 percent city sales tax. Pictured: Harold Bane and Grasiela Michaels unload a United Airlines 737.
file photo

Getting to Steamboat is a lot easier than it was in the old stagecoach days.

Steamboat’s winter flight program for the 2016/17 season features expanded nonstop air service from 12 major cities with flights into Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN), adding five new markets in the past four years, including a new on-stop added to/from San Diego.

Major cities with direct, nonstop access to Steamboat during the winter season include Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, Seattle, Washington-Dulles, Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Denver. United Airlines flies into the Steamboat/Hayden airport with the most frequency.

Nonstop service from LAX to Steamboat will fly daily; Newark and Washington-Dulles now have Sunday flights; and Chicago upgrades to daily service for parts of the season. Delta rounds out the increased capacity with a Saturday flight, and Alaska Airlines will expand its Seattle flights to four days a week with a new Tuesday departure, as well as adding a twice-weekly flight to/from San Diego on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 17 to March 25. Steamboat’s air program will also maintain nonstop flights from top markets Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston and San Francisco.

More nonstop access is also now available from Dallas, with American Airlines increasing its holiday travel to 25 days during the 2016/17 winter, now flying from December 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017, in addition to its regularly scheduled daily and weekend flights.

The flight service to Steamboat comes on key U.S. carriers Alaska, American, Delta United Airlines. In the summer, United also offers daily direct service to/from Houston, as well as two flights daily to/from Denver; and American Airlines offers daily flights to/from Dallas from June 2 to Aug. 22. The 2016/17 winter flight schedule provides convenient connections from more than 300 airports nationwide and worldwide, keeping Steamboat one of the most easily accessed resorts in the Rocky Mountains.

“With expanded service from key markets across the U.S., Steamboat continues to offer a variety of convenient options to get to Ski Town USA,” says Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp president Rob Perlman.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.