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Travel plunges 93% at Colorado Springs Airport in April amid pandemic

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - Through COVID-19, passenger traffic at the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) has continued to experience a downturn. For the month of April, the airport observed a 93% decrease in flyers, which is on par with national trends for air service.

The Colorado Springs Airport notes a slight uptick for May travelers. With the eventual return of passengers nearing, public safety remains a top priority. Travelers will now see signage regarding best practices for social distancing and mask use, along with increased surface disinfection, reduced touchpoints throughout the travel experience and plastic shield barriers.

Additionally, employees of American Airlines, Delta, Frontier and United will be required to complete temperature checks before work. These preventative measures are in effect to help slow and stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Colorado Springs Airport also has additional improvements, including the second and final phase of the first-floor baggage claim modernization, upgraded raised ceilings, LED lights, new paint and flooring, and remodeled bathrooms.

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