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Southwest Announcement
By Mark Earle

Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 20, 2005)

The following statement was released by the Colorado Springs Airport this morning following Southwest Airlines' announcement of service to Denver Intenational Airport (DIA):

"Southwest advised us last year that they would be in Colorado at some point in the future and that they were evaluating both DIA and COS as a possible base of operations. Their choice of Denver over Colorado Springs is a disappointment, but we respect their right to act in the best interests of their company. We wish them well."

"Low fare service has been available through DIA for years, and since September 11th, low-fare service at DIA has increased dramatically. We will monitor the situation closely, but at this point we do not believe that the addition of another low fare carrier at DIA will have a significant impact on passenger traffic at the Colorado Springs Airport."

"Going forward, we will continue to focus on attracting a low fare carrier to Colorado Springs. Pricing is the number one issue at COS, and competition is the best way to bring prices down." For additional information, please contact Mark Earle at 719(719)550-1910.

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