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Aspen Airport

Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:17 am

I have heard that they will change it and put more airlines in it is such a small airport the biggest plane that flys in their is the BAe 146.What are the airlines that fly their and what aircrafts do they fly.Thanks

RE: Aspen Airport

Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:57 pm

During the winter months, Continental, American, Delta, and Northwest, all fly 757s into Aspen for the skiers.

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RE: Aspen Airport

Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:05 pm


I think that you are referring to Eagle/Vail. I am sure that NW has never flown 57s out of Aspens, and I think that goes for the rest of the pack. The reason they use 146s is because of their great short field takeoff performance.

When NW Airlink (XJ) still flew MSP-ASE in before 9/11, I flew that route, and it was the most frightening landing I have ever had. We had a strong thunderstorm, major wind, and mountains all around. Just amazing, and unforgettable.
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RE: Aspen Airport

Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:49 am

The only seasonal service at ASE is NW with Avro 85s to MSP. Other than that, the two airlines that fly to ASE year-round is HP from PHX with Dash-8s and United with BAe-146s from DEN.

I flew to ASE in June of this year and didnt think that the approach was alarming at all...Actually, it seemed quite standard for a regional jet, just marginally steeper with a small amount of turbulence.
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