Summer Houston Flights return to Eagle County Regional Airport for 2015

02 January 2015
  • Flights Will Operate from June 25 to Aug. 17
Vail, Colo. – Dec. 29, 2014 – The EGE Air Alliance today announced the continuation of summer service operated by United Airlines from Houston (IAH) to Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) three days a week for summer 2015. The nonstop flights will operate from Houston to EGE Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with southbound service from EGE to Houston on Friday, Sunday and Monday. Service will operate June 25 through Aug. 17, 2015.
 
“We are so excited to offer non-stop air service from Houston to EGE for the third summer in a row,” said Michael Brown of the Alliance. “Houston is an incredibly important market for Vail in the summertime and we are happy to be able to provide this convenient, non-stop service to visitors from South Texas once again. The flight also provides great connections for travelers from the East Coast, Mexico City and Latin America.”
 
Flights are timed conveniently to make later afternoon connections in Houston with an arrival into EGE around 7 p.m. Departure flights leave EGE around 8:30 a.m. with an early afternoon arrival in Houston or late afternoon arrival for most Eastern cities.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Summer flights to EGE from Houston are already loaded in the United reservation system and currently can be booked.
 
For reservations, please visit www.united.com or call (800) 864-8331. For more information on year-round service into EGE, please visit www.FlyVail.com.
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.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Park City and Canyons in Utah; 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.
 

Contact(s)

Mike Brown, EGE Air Alliance, mikebrown@alpinebank.com, (970) 748-5702
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