New winter flights eyed for Eagle County airport

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The long process of re-building commercial passenger numbers at the Eagle County Regional Airport could take a big step forward this summer.A combination of the 2008 national economic slump, airline consolidation and a switch to smaller aircraft have all contributed to a steep drop in passenger numbers from those seen a decade or so ago. Rebuilding that business has taken time and, more important, money for revenue guarantees airlines demand when starting new routes.The EGE Air Alliance, a group of government and business interests, a few years ago started its efforts to re-build the airport’s passenger numbers …

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