Air Service and Economic Development
Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Finds Silver Lining in Allegiants Departure
Officials at Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (FNL) were understandably befuddled when Allegiant Airlines pulled out of the Northern Colorado airport last October after a decade of service there.
Inbound and outbound aircraft were often nearly full, and FNL had recently rehabilitated its primary runway and expanded its terminal to accommodate increased passenger traffic. ReporterHerald.com, the online arm of Loveland’s daily newspaper, chronicled the association between the airport and discount carrier, including news that after Allegiant’s first full year of service between FNL and Phoenix, FNL ranked in the top 10% of the fastest-growing U.S. airports.
Comparing Ft. Collins-Loveland (FNL) and Colorado Springs (COS)
The Ft. Collins - Loveland Airport (FNL) recently prepared some demographic metrics between themselves and Colorado Springs Airport. The airport analyzed a 30 mile radius around each. Both cities share a similar experience in their proximity to a large hub airport. The results are available in the file below.