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Announcing Air Service to Chicago Rockford International

The Fort Collins-Loveland Airport is excited to announce the return of scheduled air service to Northern Colorado. Elite Airways will operate three flights weekly to Chicago Rockford International Airport commencing August 27th. Elite Airways has a fleet of regional jets and is expected to use 70 seat CRJ-700 for the three weekly flights. Departures are expected to be on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays commencing in August. Elite Airways, with offices in Portland, ME and Melbourne, FL, has operated as a charter company since 2006. Recently Elite Airways has expanded their business with scheduled service routes including: New York, NY – Melbourne, FL, Branson, MO – Houston, TX, and Branson, MO – Denver, CO.

Wings of Freedom Tour

The Wings of Freedom tour by the Collings Foundation will be at the airport July 10-12. Aircraft in this tour fly throughout the country to bring history to life honor servicemen who protected our freedoms from the air. This event has been an annual tradition for over 8 years with only one absence last year. Admission will be sold at the door ($12 Adult/$6 Child under 12). Visitors who fly in Saturday Morning can join in the Pancake Fly-in hosted by Fort Collins-Loveland jetCenter.

The tour will include three historic World War II aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, and P-51 Mustang. Admission to the event includes a tour of the aircraft where you can experience American history. A limited number of seats in each plane are available for scenic flights. Details on reservations can be found at the Collins Foundation website ( or by calling their reservation line 978-562-9182.

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