Our Off Season is Crawling at Low MPG Now.  BUT! On May 15th it Changes to Commercial Jet Speeds into Our Airport
Hallo Fellow Traveler(s) Mick,
Our ever charging 9,078` altitude airport waits on Last Dollar Road 6 miles west of Telluride is geared for May 15th...an inaugural for commercial jets to fly into our TEX...connecting through United in Denver at DIA.
This is a big-time news for our Little Mountain Town.  Now those who bitch about how hard it is to get here should back off a little bit.  Just jump on that DIA jet, people.  Capacity=30.  They will have room service.  AND...we have limo service into Town.  That`s another 10 minutes.
I have always thought it wasn`t that bad to get here.  Compare it to Teddy Roosevelt`s Rio da Duvida trip in 1913-14.  That`s River of Doubt  en ingles, friends and neighbors-on-the-way.  Now it`s renamed Rio Roosevelt.  For Teddy and crew.  Who were on a hell of a 1,500 km-long rip roar and mortal treacheries, creeps through those Brazilian jungles.  Chased by semi-dark chocolate savages, malarial mosquitoes, gators with impacted molars, coral snakes...and tree sloths.
Compare it to the starving little orphan children in China as your Daddy told you to eat your canned creamed spinach. 
Quite a good read it is, too.  So there...
Town is pretty quiet now.  An off season almost comparable to those heady, glorious `70s off seasons when all unleashed doggys and drunks got to do whatever they wanted.  SHOWTIME!
They knew no one was coming here soon.
But now, starting May 15th...


For the first time ever, commercial jet service will be offered at the Telluride Regional Airport, beginning May 15.

Denver Air Connection, who maintain an interline relationship with United Airlines, will launch daily flights on the 30-seat Dornier 328JET from Denver (DEN) to TEX on May 15. The flights will operate year-round with the exception of two short seasonal breaks in spring and fall.

Denver Air Connection’s relationship with United enables travelers to book and connect through the global United network to the TEX airport. The Dornier 328JET offers a comfortable 30-seat configuration with full in-flight services. Flight time from DEN-TEX will be just 40 minutes in the air, and the schedule will be optimized for connections through Denver.

“Through the combined efforts of all the involved parties, we are thrilled to announce this milestone in air service for the Telluride region,” said Colorado Flights COO Matt Skinner. “Jet service for the Telluride airport, located just 10 minutes from downtown and the slopes, will provide both our residents and visitors fast, comfortable flights from Denver and United’s worldwide connections beyond.”

The Telluride destination, known as the festival capital of Colorado in the summer months and ranked five of the last six years as the No. 1 ski resort in North American by Conde Nast, is served by two airports — TEX, now offering commercial options on Denver Air Connection and Boutique Air with their United relationships, and the Montrose Regional Airport, offering nonstop flights to 11 hubs nationwide on four major carriers. The TEX airport has a long history of commercial turboprop service, and the Denver Air flights will be the first operated on a jet.

“Jet service from DEN to TEX greatly improves accessibility and convenience,” said Telluride Mayor Sean Murphy. “It is a game-changer that enhances Telluride’s global profile.”

Mountain Village Mayor Laila Benitez added, “The expansion of commercial jet service into Telluride Regional Airport is a tremendous benefit for our community and visitors. The continued growth in air capacity and flight options is a significant driver for our local economy. We thank the Colorado Flights Alliance team for making jet service to TEX both an ongoing priority and a reality.”

Travelers can book now through United or Denver Air Connection for travel from May 15 at united.com and denverairconnection.

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