The EGE Air Alliance is a vital part of your community and our local economy.
WHO WE ARE
The primary mission of the EGE Air Alliance is to work with airlines to maintain existing flights and secure new flights to and from the Eagle County Regional Airport. The fact is air service is not guaranteed by any airline, and the EGE Air Alliance is the one organization that works directly with them to maintain and grow new flights and air routes.
WHAT WE DO
The EGE Air Alliance is a non-profit public-private organization that was formed in 2002. The EGE Air Alliance receives annual funding from local governments and private businesses in Eagle County. Funding for the Alliance is not guaranteed, and fluctuates from year to year.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY
In recent winters, EGE Air Alliance has helped generate $200 million dollar economic impact* in Eagle County from visitors who used Eagle County Airport. The efforts of EAA keep our local economy and job market strong.
*Source: Eagle County Regional Airport Winter 2014/15 Passenger Survey
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OUR EFFORTS IMPACT YOU
Increasing air service and visitors coming through Eagle County Airport will have a direct economic benefit on every community in Eagle County. Survey data from 1,335 airport visitors during the 2014/115 winter season shows:
The aggregate amount spent by visitors coming through the Eagle County Airport is estimated to be $200 million dollars. On average, each visitor spent...
A total of $2,134 (not including air fare)
$859 on lodging
$466 on lift tickets, ski school and ski equipment rentals
$450 on food and restaurants
$198 on local food shopping
$113 on local transportation
$48 on recreation, activities and entertainment
$200 million dollars spent by visitors coming through the airport is significant, and community funding to build our flight program will help grow this number, benefiting all residents and businesses in the Vail Valley.
If you would like to see more of our guests coming to Eagle County by air, we would like to talk to you about how your voice matters in determining a dedicated funding source. With dedicated funding comes more air service and more visitor dollars going into our communities and local economies. The survey data speaks for itself.