Summer Houston flight will return
EAGLE COUNTY — The EGE Air Alliance announced this week the continuation of summer service operated by United Airlines from Houston to Eagle County Regional Airport three days a week this summer.
The nonstop flights will operate from Houston to Eagle County on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 26 to Aug. 17, with southbound service from the Vail Valley to Houston on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays from June 27 to Aug. 18.
“The EGE Air Alliance is proud that summer service from Houston to the Vail Valley will continue in 2014,” said Michael Brown, of the Alliance. “The inaugural service in 2013 was successful, and we hope to build on that success in 2014. Our hope is that by announcing the service now, it will allow our winter visitors to include these nonstop flights in their travel planning for a return trip to the Vail Valley this summer.”
Greg Phillips, Eagle County director of aviation, added, “Increasing summer air service … is one of our top priorities, and the EGE Air Alliance has once again stepped up and shown what great community support looks like. We are excited to be able to welcome our guests and second-home owners from Houston and connecting destinations once again this summer.”
In addition to offering daily winter-season service to Houston, United also offers daily year-round service to Denver and daily winter-season service to New York/Newark.
The northbound flight will depart Houston at approximately 5:45 p.m. with an arrival at Eagle County at 7:25 p.m. The flight to Houston will depart Eagle County at approximately 8:10 a.m. with arrival at 11:39 a.m. The flight times make it ideal for connecting to other major cities including New York; Newark, N.Y.; Boston, Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and international destinations including Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico.
Travelers will fly on Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 118 seats – 12 in first class and 106 in economy, including 40 “economy plus” seats.