Airfare prices rise and demand increases for holiday flights

COLORADO SPRINGS — As many look to travel for the holidays, some feel more comfortable doing so in a “post-COVID” world. But soaring demand and high airfare prices might make it harder for some families to ditch the road trip and hit the skies.

The Colorado Springs Airport released a report showing that they’ve seen a 5% increase in passenger traffic compared to September 2021. That indicates a strong likelihood that the holiday season will be packed.

“Traffic is projected to be steady throughout the holiday season, which is typically our busiest travel time,” said Dana Schield, senior communications specialist for the Colorado Springs Airport.

Four of the most popular destinations from the airport include Denver, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. But that’s not something the airport itself decided.

“When it comes to your fare for your flight, or even where we fly out of is COS, that’s ultimately a

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