United to Launch New Seasonal Non-Stop Flights from Houston


New Daily Non-stop Flights into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport to begin January 4, 2011


(Aspen, CO)  The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, Aspen Skiing Company and Stay Aspen/Snowmass are eager to help promote United’s new daily non-stop flights between Aspen/Pitkin County Airport and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport this winter. These new flights will be available for sale on www.united.com this Saturday, September 4.


United's newest once-daily non-stop flights into the Roaring Fork Valley will be operated as United Express service, from January 4, 2011 through April 2, 2011. United is also scheduled to operate four daily non-stops from Chicago, three from Los Angeles, two from San Francisco, and 11 daily trips between Aspen and Denver, for a total of 21 flights daily into and out of Aspen/Snowmass for this upcoming winter season. All flights into Aspen/Snowmass will be operated by SkyWest Airlines with CRJ700 aircraft, featuring a United First cabin and United Economy Plus seating, which offers customers up to five inches of additional legroom.


“We greatly appreciate United Airlines stepping up once again with even more new flights into Aspen/Snowmass and believe this new service from Texas will be mutually beneficial,” said David Perry, Senior Vice President - Mountain Division for Aspen Skiing Company.


"The addition of Houston as a destination will open numerous connections for locals and visitors alike that have been challenging in the past," said Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Director, Jim Elwood.


United’s new nonstop service* between Houston and Aspen/Snowmass





UA 6203

IAH at 9:18 a.m.

ASE at 11:08 a.m.


UA 7037

ASE at  2:35 p.m.

IAH at 6:05 p.m.


*Operated by United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines


“In addition to making it easier than ever to fly between Houston and Aspen/Snowmass, this new route is also going to offer superb connections from Florida and across Latin America.” said Bill Tomcich, President of Stay Aspen/Snowmass. "Travelers flying the global route network of the Star Alliance will now have more connecting options into Aspen/Snowmass than ever before," Tomcich added.


Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is located only three miles from Aspen and seven miles from Snowmass Village, the closest airport to any ski resort in North America.



Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010