· Expanded flights will allow more opportunities for skiers and snowboarders to visit Vail and Beaver Creek next winterVAIL, Colo. – July 17, 2013 – Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), located conveniently approximately 30 minutes west of both Vail and Beaver Creek resorts, announced its winter schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 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, 2013 and continues through March 31, 2014. For more information on winter schedules and service into EGE, please visit www.FlyVail.com.
For more information about Vail and Beaver Creek, please call the Vail Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245) or the Beaver Creek Information Center at (970) 754-4636.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.