New Flight Bolsters Summer Access to Cities Across American’s Network

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-March 7, 2016- Beginning June 2, Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) will enjoy new daily summer nonstop jet service from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) aboard American Airlines. Envoy will operate the nonstop flights through August 22 using a 65-seat CR7 regional jet aircraft.

“With this new service, travelers, both destination and local, will have connections to and from cities throughout the U.S. on a daily basis this summer,” commented Bob Milne, president of the Local Marketing District board (LMD). “With the new American partnership, the LMD continues to increase service, expand carriers and grow summer options that benefit the entire community of Northwest Colorado that readily relies on this important tourism segment.”

The new daily American Airlines nonstop summer flights will operate from Dallas directly into Steamboat/Hayden Airport from June 2 through August 22, 2016. The CR7 aircraft features a total of 65 seats including a first class section. The schedule for the new daily service is as follows:

City           Departs           Arrives        Aircraft     Dates         Frequency       Capacity

DFW          DFW 11:00am     HDN 12:05pm    CR7     6/2-8/22        Daily              65

                 HDN 12:36pm      DFW 3:35pm

“American’s Dallas/Ft. Worth hub opens an array of convenient travel options, allowing travelers more flexibility and an alternative route to and from Steamboat in the summertime,” said Janet Fischer, director of airline programs for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “Building upon the success of the last year’s daily summer program opens additional options for visitors and locals that set the community up for continued positive momentum.”

Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) Airport is just 22 miles/35km from the town of Steamboat Springs. These summer nonstop American Airlines flights from Dallas/Ft. Worth are currently available and can be booked along with all-inclusive vacation packages through Steamboat Central Reservations® at 1-800-922-2722 or online.

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. Together with regional partners operating as American Eagle, American offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries.

Steamboat Springs is known for its authentic Western feel and small-town hospitality. Year-round visitors enjoy a comfortable climate and four distinct seasons. Downtown altitude is 6,695 with the surrounding mountains rising to over 10,500 feet. There are over 100 diverse restaurants and bars as well as unique shops and boutiques. Conference and event facilities of all sizes and types offer space for retreats, reunions and weddings. Steamboat and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of lodging options from guest ranches to full-service resort hotels.

-Happy Trails®