Summer Houston Flights return to Eagle County Regional Airport for 2014

12 February 2014
  • Houston summer flights will operate from Thursday, June 26 through Monday, Aug. 18
Vail, Colo. – Febr. 11, 2014 –The EGE Air Alliance announced today the continuation of summer service operated by United Airlines from Houston (IAH) to Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) three days a week for summer 2014. The nonstop flights will operate from Houston to EGE Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from June 26 through Aug. 17, with southbound service from EGE to Houston on Friday, Sunday and Monday June 27 through Aug. 18.
“The EGE Air Alliance is proud that summer service from Houston to the Vail Valley will continue in 2014” said Michael Brown of the Alliance. “The inaugural service in 2013 was successful, and we hope to build on that success in 2014.  Our hope is that, by announcing the service now, it will allow our winter visitors to include these nonstop flights in their travel planning for a return trip to the Vail Valley this summer.”
Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation for Eagle County Regional Airport added “increasing summer air service at EGE is one of our top priorities and the EGE Air Alliance has once again stepped up and shown what great community support looks like. We are excited to be able to welcome our guests and second homeowners from Houston and connecting destinations once again this summer."
In addition to offering daily winter-season service to the Houston hub, United also offers daily year-round service to its Denver hub and daily winter-season service to its New York/Newark hub.
The northbound flight will depart Houston at approximately 5:45 p.m. with an arrival at EGE at 7:25 p.m. The flight to Houston will depart EGE at approximately 8:10 a.m. with an arrival at 11:39 a.m. The flight times make it ideal for connecting to other major cities such as New York, Newark, Boston, Washington D.C, Austin, San Antonio, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale and international destinations such as Mexico City and Guadalajara.
Travelers will be flying on Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 118 seats – 12 in United First, and 106 in United Economy, including 40 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats.
For reservations, please visit www.united.comor call (800) 864-8331. For more information on year-round service into EGE, please visit
About the EGE Air Alliance
The EGE Air Alliance is a 501c6 not-for-profit entity dedicated to creating a vibrant flight service program at the Eagle County Regional Airport. The EGE Air Alliance is a public-private partnership with more than 65 supporting participants including local municipalities and private business stakeholders throughout Eagle County. Alliance members – both public and private – recognize the critical importance of the Eagle County Regional Airport to their towns, businesses and the entire community. The organization is committed to increasing air service from new markets in order to improve the experience of guests visiting the area as well as to grow jobs and improve the economic vitality of Eagle County. Located just 35 miles west of Vail, Eagle County Airport (EGE) is serviced by four major airlines during the winter season, offering non-stop flights to and from 11 major markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark and New York/Kennedy and Toronto. The airport is serviced by two major airlines during the summer, offering non-stop flights to and from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver and Houston.

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Mike Brown, EGE Air Alliance, (970) 748-5702
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