Denver Air Connection lands Alamosa route starting on June 8

On March 23, this Denver Air Connection jet was shown to Alamosa County Commissioners by Pilot Jon Coleman. This morning, the Department of Transportation awarded the carrier a two-year contract to offer service between Alamosa (ALS) and Denver (DEN) 12 nonstop round trips per week. Photo By John Waters.

ALAMOSA– Key Lime Air Corporation, the parent of Denver Air Connection has been awarded a two-year contract with the Department of Transportation to provide passenger air service between the San Luis Valley Regional Airport in Alamosa and Denver, 12 nonstop round trips per week. The new service will begin on June 8.

Under the terms of the order selecting Denver Air Connection, the airline will receive a federal subsidy of $5,242,836 annually under the Essential Air Service program to operate the route utilizing 30-seat Dornier 328 jet aircraft and 50-seat ERJ-145 aircraft.

According to the order awarding service to Denver Air, “The Department of Transportation expects Denver Air Connection and SkyWest to work together to make a smooth transition at Alamosa with no service hiatus.

On March 10, SkyWest Airlines announced it would discontinue flying the route, and as reported previously in the Valley Courier, Denver Air Connection and Boutique Air had applied to pick up the route.

The Valley Courier has reached out to Key Lime Air and the Denver Air Connection for comment.

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