Crested butte mountain resort announces american airlines flight for 2011-2012

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 09 2011 - 10:32 AM

Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport daily nonstop jet service, direct from Dallas

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – JUNE 8 – In cooperation with the Rural Transportation Authority (RTA), Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is pleased to announce the return of direct, daily nonstop jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) on American Airlines throughout the 2011-2012 winter season.

American Airlines will fly a Boeing-757 round trip daily from Dallas/Fort Worth to Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport, offering a reliable and convenient way to travel to “Colorado’s last great ski town.” Air service begins Thursday, December 15th, 2011 and will conclude Monday, April 2nd, 2012, providing nearly 20,000 in-bound seats for winter travelers. DFW, an American Airlines hub, offers regularly scheduled direct service and connections to over 200 cities worldwide.

“We are excited to make this timely announcement as we prepare for the 2011-2012 winter season,” said Daren Cole, vice president of sales and marketing for CBMR. “Consistency in our air service is very important. We have loyal guests in Dallas and connecting cities who rely on air travel to visit Gunnison and Crested Butte every winter and we are eager to welcome them back.”

Travelers can expect the following flights times (subject to change):

Depart DFW 1:15pm – arrive GUC 2:15pm

Depart GUC 3:15pm – arrive DFW 6:10pm

The Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport is located in Gunnison, Colo. and features a hassle-free, convenient travel alternative to the larger airports in the state. Crested Butte is an easy 30-minute drive from the GUC airport and shuttle service and car rentals are available.

For booking information, contact Crested Butte Vacations at (800)600-2803 or .

About Crested Butte:

Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is committed to preserving the pristine landscape and mountain lifestyle. With vibrant Victorian store fronts and expressive local characters, the small historic town remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that celebrates a simpler life and time. Thanks to a widely diverse landscape, whether beginner or burgeoning national champion, outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find a new challenge with each visit. From world-class mountain biking, to legendary skiing and snowboarding, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.

For more information about Crested Butte’s lodging, conference, meeting facilities, and special packages, call Crested Butte Vacations, (800) 600-2803 or visit the web site at . For information on ski area real estate opportunities call (970) 349-4999 or (877) 805-6109 or visit the website at .