Flight Bolsters Summer Access to Cities Across United’s Network,
Including Nearly 50 Domestic and 7 International Connections via Houston

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-February 5, 2015- Beginning June 25, Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) will have daily summer United Express nonstop jet service from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). ExpressJet will operate the nonstop flights through early September using 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft.

“With this expanded service, travelers, both destination and local, will have connections to and from nearly 50 cities throughout the U.S. and more than 7 international cities on a daily basis this summer,” commented Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sale & marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “United’s comprehensive global network opens an array of convenient travel options, allowing travelers more flexibility with travel dates and providing an alternative route to reach Steamboat in the summertime.”

The new daily United Express nonstop summer flights will operate from Houston directly into Steamboat/Hayden Airport from June 25 through August 31, 2015. In addition, two round-trip flights over the Labor Day holiday will offer service into Steamboat/Hayden on September 4 and 6; and, then back to Houston on September 5 and 7.
The schedule for the new daily service is as follows:


City           Departs           Arrives        Aircraft     Dates         Frequency       Capacity

Houston     IAH 5:45pm    HDN 7:34pm    ERJ-145  6/25-8/31           Daily                50

HDN 7:45am   IAH 11:25am


“There’s a significant advantage to expanding to daily nonstop service from the Houston market for the entire Colorado northwest region,” said Chuck Porter, chairman for the Local Marketing District. “Building upon the success of the last year’s summer program will allow us to leverage the new daily assets and sets the community up for future opportunities and continued positive momentum.”

Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) Airport is just 22 miles/35kms from the town of Steamboat Springs. These summer nonstop United Express flights from Houston are currently available and can be booked along with all-inclusive vacation packages, through Steamboat Central Reservations® at 1-800-922-2722 or online at www.steamboat.com.

Steamboat Springs is known for its authentic Western feel and small town hospitality. Year-round visitors enjoy a comfortable climate and four distinct seasons. Downtown altitude is 6,695 with the surrounding mountains rising to over 10,500 feet. There are over 100 diverse restaurants and bars, as well as unique shops and boutiques. Conference and event facilities of all sizes and types offer space for retreats, reunions, and weddings. Steamboat and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of lodging options from guest ranches to full service resort hotels.

-Happy Trails®-