EGE Air Alliance Secures New, Non-Stop Flight on United from Houston to Vail’s Eagle County Regional Airport this Summer

24 May 2013

EGE Air Alliance Secures New, Non-Stop Flight on United from Houston to
Vail’s Eagle County Regional Airport this Summer
Inaugural Summer Flight Scheduled for June 27

Beaver Creek, Colo. – May 24, 2013 – Mike Brown, chairman of the EGE Air Alliance, today announced that the organization secured new summer service on United Airlines from Houston (IAH) to Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) five days a week beginning June 27, 2013. The non-stop flight will operate from Houston to EGE Thursday through Monday beginning Thursday, June 27, with southbound service from EGE to Houston Friday through Tuesday starting Friday, June 28. The service will operate until Monday, Aug. 26.
 
“Houston is a natural extension of our summer flight market,” said Brown. “There is a large second homeowner base in South Texas and we believe the times of the flight will provide easy connections for our guests from Mexico and Latin America. We are excited to partner with United on this opportunity, which we believe is a great addition to the existing, year-round service they provide from Denver to EGE.”
 
The northbound flight will depart Houston at approximately 5:50 p.m. with an arrival at EGE at 7:20 p.m. The flight to Houston will depart EGE at approximately 7:20 a.m. with an arrival at 10:40 a.m. The flight times make it ideal for connecting to other major cities such as New York, Newark, Tampa, Washington D.C, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans and international destinations such as Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Travelers will be flying on a Boeing 737-700 with 118 seats – 106 in coach and 12 in first class.
 
The EGE Air Alliance was able to secure this flight due to community support from more than 50 businesses; an historic level of support. The Eagle Air Alliance is a 501c6 not-for-profit entity dedicated to creating a vibrant flight service program at the Eagle County Regional Airport. The Eagle Air Alliance is a public-private partnership with participants including local municipalities and private business stakeholders.
 
For reservations, please visit www.united.comor call (800) 864-8331. For more information on year-round service into EGE, please visit www.FlyVail.com.
 

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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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