The airlines are asking if you want non-stop flights to Denver
The SLO County Regional Airport and the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC), a countywide non‐profit economic development organization, are inviting local business leaders to one of two upcoming important meetings to help gain new flights for the airport, provide information about the state of the airport, and provide information about programs to help businesses save on travel costs.
Since 2008, the EVC and the Airport have worked closely to regain over ninety percent of the service that was lost in 2008 when two airlines stopped serving the airport. Since then, the EVC and the Airport collaborated and obtained a federal grant in the amount of $500,000. These organizations also commissioned a market analysis of traveler preferences and opportunities for more flights. The analysis demonstrated that 48% of air travelers in the county use other airports. We believe air service is vital and must be improved.
Until recently, the economy and industry factors prevented our airport from gaining service, despite our continued meetings with the airlines. Our airport is performing well and we currently have a potential opportunity to add non‐stop flights between San Luis Obispo and Denver, Colorado.
We Need Your Help
For many years, local businesses and the traveling public have urged more flights. Our communities and local businesses require more flights to a wider range of destinations. One particular airline has an interest in providing non‐stop flights between Denver and San Luis Obispo, and they are asking our community to show their support for such service.