Skip to main content

Southwest Airlines Community

Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Wow!  A surprise addition to the Southwest route map!

 

https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/southwest-airlines-announces-start-of-daily-service-into-yampa-v...

 

steamboat.jpg

 

--TheMiddleSeat

12 REPLIES 12

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

SWDigits
Rising Star

...and the official Southwest press release is here: https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-f567b8716930c9084bbc00f22c289ee0-southwest-airlines-announ...


Customer | Home airport DCA

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Well, that sure came out of left field.

 

My question is: will EGE be the next ski town destination added to the route map ?

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@dfwskier wrote:

My question is: will EGE be the next ski town destination added to the route map ?


I think hitting all the ski towns is a model Frontier tried some time ago, but all the flights originated in DEN. If Southwest brings in nonstop flights from places outside of Colorado I think there's probably a good possibility of adding EGE and others for seasonal service. Driving up to ski from DEN is a major headache so eliminating the need to fly into DEN and then having to arrange a ride up the mountains is a brilliant move by Southwest.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Lwickha
New Arrival

I’m luvin’ the decision. Give AA and United a run for their $. Wish it was in summer, too.  Can’t wait!❤️

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

ZevSupport
Active Member

This is AWESOME! I cannot wait for this to actually take off.


Community Champion | LGA based | Companion Pass Holder | Southwest Passenger

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

gsking
Active Member

Is it just out of Denver?  Seems like a short flight.

 

Any way to see which direct flights are available?  The route map on the website seems kinda useless.

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

SWFlyer007
Rising Star

Bring back direct flights from Albuquerque to;  El Paso, Wichita, and Tucson, please.  For the first 2, it doesn't make sense to spend more time flying than it would to actually drive to those cities.  I know I will take advantage of this flight to Steamboat, as there are many trial races in that area and now won't have to drive from Denver.  

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

ksbrg
Employee
Employee

@SWFlyer007 wrote:

I know I will take advantage of this flight to Steamboat, as there are many trial races in that area and now won't have to drive from Denver.  


@SWFlyer007 tell us more about these "trial races" - what is this about?

Re: Southwest announces start of daily service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

SWFlyer007
Rising Star

Colorado is known for the miles and miles of trails in the mountains.  Many small towns put on running trails races of different distances, 5k to 50 miles or more.  You get to see some of the best views and scenery in the state.  I've done these types of races all over the country.  In fact, it's one of the primary reasons I fly SWA, to get to these destinations.  IF there is something specific you would need me to clarify, let me know.