Colorado Springs Municipal Airport

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Airport Overview

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is also known as Colorado Springs Airport. It is a public civil-military airport located 5.2 nautical miles (9.7 km; 6.02 mi) southeast of downtown Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colorado, United States.

COS Airport is owned and operated by the City of Colorado Springs. It covers an area of 7,200 acres (2,900 ha).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • The airport is also near Fort Carson, Kelker, Stratmoor, and the Cheyenne Mountain, and is served by around ten major carriers and links cities nationwide, with well-priced airfares available.
  • COS is the second busiest commercial service airport in the state after Denver International Airport.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Make sure you pack all of your necessary paperwork, including your passport or other forms of required identification, airline ticket, and travel documentation, the day before your journey.
  • All airlines prefer that passengers arrive on time at the check-in office and at the departure gate 2 hours prior. The advance time also depends on the airline you're flying with and you have to check with them.
  • Please take a look at the COS Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the terminal curbs.
  • However, Federal regulations do not allow vehicles to wait for long periods at the terminal curbs, so drivers/guests can wait for arrivals in the free Cell Phone Lot, located just moments from the airport terminal on the entrance drive.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Colorado Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
  • For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
  • To get the best fares book a flight at COS Airport here.

Airport Terminals

Colorado Springs Airport has a main terminal with two concourses and 18 gates.

For more information, please refer to the COS Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Colorado Springs Airport include Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and more.

View the full list of airlines served at COS here.

Airport Parking

The airport has 5400 parking spaces for short-term and long-term parking.

Short Term Parking

Short- term Parking is one of the most convenient parking options at COS Airport. It is the closest parking to the terminal. The first ten minutes are free of cost.

Rates:

$1 for every 30 minutes.

$8 is the daily maximum

Long Term Parking

Another comfortable option to park at Colorado Springs Airport is the Long Term. The first ten minutes are free of cost.

Rates:

$1 for every 30 minutes

$6 is the daily maximum

Valet Parking

A chauffeur will greet drivers at a designated collection area near the airport entrance, store their car in a secure compound, and then meet the passenger upon their return.

Rates:

$2 for the first hour

$14 is the daily maximum

Ground Transportation

When it comes to getting to or from the COS Airport, there are a variety of alternatives. Taxis, limos, public trains or buses, shared-ride vans, and the self-reliable option of driving and parking are all options.

Car Rentals

The rental car agencies maintain an office in the baggage claim area of the Colorado Springs Airport. Avis, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise are some of the well-known providers for rental cars.

Taxis and Limousines

Taxis are located directly outside the front of the terminal building. The official provider for the airport is The Yellow Cab Taxis.

For those who wish to travel in style, there are various limousine services that run from the airport to all parts of the city, and you may reserve a vehicle by contacting ahead.

Buses & Shuttles

The bus Colorado Tour Lines, Gray Line Tours, and Ramblin Express are the three local bus and shuttle services that go to and from Colorado. They are located near the baggage claim area in the passenger terminal.

Amenities & Services

To help you have an amazing stay, Colorado Springs Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, chapels, and local souvenir shops.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Postal services, baby-changing rooms, and children’s areas.

Contact Information

Address: 7770 Milton E. Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 USA

Website: https://www.flycos.com

Phone: (719) 550 1900

Colorado Springs Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In 1927, the airport opened on 640 acres (260 ha) 7 miles (11 km) east of the city, with two gravel runways. In the late 1930s, the first scheduled airline flight went from El Paso, Texas, through Pueblo, Colorado Springs, to Denver and back.
  • The first municipal terminal was built in 1942 in an art deco style. Soon after the terminal was built the field was taken over by the military in the months preceding World War II. After the war, the city regained control.
  • In 1966 a new terminal was built on the west side of the runways, just east of Powers Boulevard. This terminal expanded by the 1980s, with a six gate addition.
  • In 1991 the city approved a new terminal, two miles east of the former terminal, in the south-center part of the airport.
  • In 1996, the 1941 passenger terminal, two hangars, and a caretaker residence — by that time all located on Peterson Air Force Base — were inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places. They form the campus of the Peterson Air and Space Museum.
  • From the 1980s to the present day, the airport has tried to expand its service. The largest number of passengers was nearly 5 million in 1996 when now-defunct Western Pacific Airlines had a hub at COS.
  • Frontier Airlines added and dropped various routes from Colorado Springs throughout the 2010s. Southwest Airlines announced in October 2020 that they would start serving the airport in 2021.

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Airport Overview

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is also known as Colorado Springs Airport. It is a public civil-military airport located 5.2 nautical miles (9.7 km; 6.02 mi) southeast of downtown Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colorado, United States.

COS Airport is owned and operated by the City of Colorado Springs. It covers an area of 7,200 acres (2,900 ha).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • The airport is also near Fort Carson, Kelker, Stratmoor, and the Cheyenne Mountain, and is served by around ten major carriers and links cities nationwide, with well-priced airfares available.
  • COS is the second busiest commercial service airport in the state after Denver International Airport.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Make sure you pack all of your necessary paperwork, including your passport or other forms of required identification, airline ticket, and travel documentation, the day before your journey.
  • All airlines prefer that passengers arrive on time at the check-in office and at the departure gate 2 hours prior. The advance time also depends on the airline you're flying with and you have to check with them.
  • Please take a look at the COS Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the terminal curbs.
  • However, Federal regulations do not allow vehicles to wait for long periods at the terminal curbs, so drivers/guests can wait for arrivals in the free Cell Phone Lot, located just moments from the airport terminal on the entrance drive.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Colorado Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
  • For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
  • To get the best fares book a flight at COS Airport here.

Airport Terminals

Colorado Springs Airport has a main terminal with two concourses and 18 gates.

For more information, please refer to the COS Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Colorado Springs Airport include Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and more.

View the full list of airlines served at COS here.

Airport Parking

The airport has 5400 parking spaces for short-term and long-term parking.

Short Term Parking

Short- term Parking is one of the most convenient parking options at COS Airport. It is the closest parking to the terminal. The first ten minutes are free of cost.

Rates:

$1 for every 30 minutes.

$8 is the daily maximum

Long Term Parking

Another comfortable option to park at Colorado Springs Airport is the Long Term. The first ten minutes are free of cost.

Rates:

$1 for every 30 minutes

$6 is the daily maximum

Valet Parking

A chauffeur will greet drivers at a designated collection area near the airport entrance, store their car in a secure compound, and then meet the passenger upon their return.

Rates:

$2 for the first hour

$14 is the daily maximum

Ground Transportation

When it comes to getting to or from the COS Airport, there are a variety of alternatives. Taxis, limos, public trains or buses, shared-ride vans, and the self-reliable option of driving and parking are all options.

Car Rentals

The rental car agencies maintain an office in the baggage claim area of the Colorado Springs Airport. Avis, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise are some of the well-known providers for rental cars.

Taxis and Limousines

Taxis are located directly outside the front of the terminal building. The official provider for the airport is The Yellow Cab Taxis.

For those who wish to travel in style, there are various limousine services that run from the airport to all parts of the city, and you may reserve a vehicle by contacting ahead.

Buses & Shuttles

The bus Colorado Tour Lines, Gray Line Tours, and Ramblin Express are the three local bus and shuttle services that go to and from Colorado. They are located near the baggage claim area in the passenger terminal.

Amenities & Services

To help you have an amazing stay, Colorado Springs Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, chapels, and local souvenir shops.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Postal services, baby-changing rooms, and children’s areas.

Contact Information

Address: 7770 Milton E. Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 USA

Website: https://www.flycos.com

Phone: (719) 550 1900

Colorado Springs Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In 1927, the airport opened on 640 acres (260 ha) 7 miles (11 km) east of the city, with two gravel runways. In the late 1930s, the first scheduled airline flight went from El Paso, Texas, through Pueblo, Colorado Springs, to Denver and back.
  • The first municipal terminal was built in 1942 in an art deco style. Soon after the terminal was built the field was taken over by the military in the months preceding World War II. After the war, the city regained control.
  • In 1966 a new terminal was built on the west side of the runways, just east of Powers Boulevard. This terminal expanded by the 1980s, with a six gate addition.
  • In 1991 the city approved a new terminal, two miles east of the former terminal, in the south-center part of the airport.
  • In 1996, the 1941 passenger terminal, two hangars, and a caretaker residence — by that time all located on Peterson Air Force Base — were inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places. They form the campus of the Peterson Air and Space Museum.
  • From the 1980s to the present day, the airport has tried to expand its service. The largest number of passengers was nearly 5 million in 1996 when now-defunct Western Pacific Airlines had a hub at COS.
  • Frontier Airlines added and dropped various routes from Colorado Springs throughout the 2010s. Southwest Airlines announced in October 2020 that they would start serving the airport in 2021.

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Q&A

Carry-on baggage is a small bag that you can carry along with you in the airplane cabin. Most airlines allow one piece of carry-on hand or cabin baggage that can fit accurately in the overhead compartment of the plane. Along with that, you can carry a laptop bag, purse, diaper bag with you.
Proceed to your gate's boarding area once you've passed through the airport's security checkpoint. As you go, keep an eye out for departure monitors to get the most up-to-date information on your flight's status and gate. Typically, boarding begins around 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Take a look at your boarding pass. The majority of airlines board passengers in zones or rows. You will pass by a gate agent for an airline. Embark the plane, find your seat, and keep in mind that if you put anything too large beneath the seat in front of you, the flight attendant may ask you to put it in the overhead bin.
Look for the airline baggage office, which is generally directly next to baggage claim, and get ready to fill out paperwork. The helpdesk will usually advise you when your suitcase will arrive and give transportation for your bag to your home or hotel.