STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-March 7, 2016-The sound of United jet engines return to the Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) starting July 1 with the return of daily nonstop service from Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) aboard United Airlines.  For a third consecutive season, ExpressJet will operate the nonstop flights through August 14 using a 50-seat Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft.

“With significant connections worldwide, United’s Houston summer nonstop flight returns for a third season with a focus on the key summer travel months of July and August,” commented Bob Milne, president of the Local Marketing District board (LMD). “This flight has developed a strong awareness and the LMD believes its return brings increased travel opportunities across the country this summer.”

The daily United Airlines nonstop summer flights will operate from Houston, the United States’ fourth most populous city, directly into Steamboat/Hayden Airport from July 1 through August 14, 2016. The Embraer aircraft features a total of 50 seats and the schedule for the daily service is as follows:

 City           Departs           Arrives        Aircraft     Dates         Frequency       Capacity
 Houston   IAH 5:45pm    HDN 7:35pm    ERJ-145   7/1-8/14            Daily                50
                   HDN 7:30am   IAH 11:11am

“Having a robust air program is vital to the community, and continuing to attract vacationing travelers year-round is essential for growth and the local economy,” said Janet Fischer, director of airline programs for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “Over the past few years, the summer program’s successes show we’re moving in the right direction. Ultimately, it’s all about increasing visitors for the community as well as providing convenient travel options for locals.”

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

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®-