A Vital Part of Our Local Economy

What is the Eagle Air Alliance?

Formed in 2002, the EGE Air Alliance is a 501-c6 non-profit public-private partnership that provides the funding to support a vibrant local flight service program that ensures that the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) remains a vital part of the Eagle County economy.

What does the Alliance do?

The 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.  Air services are 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 into Eagle County.

Currently, the EGE Air Alliance is funded through annual voluntary contributions from public & private sources.  This puts Eagle County Regional Airport at a distinct competitive disadvantage in attracting new flight routes compared with many competing mountain resort communities, some of which have annual flight guarantee budgets over 8 times larger than that available to EGE Air Alliance.

For the past several years, total available seats into Eagle County Regional Airport has been declining:

EGE Air Table1

We face strong competition from other mountain resort communities who have dedicated, guaranteed funding sources to grow their air service, while EGE Air Alliance does not.

Learn more about how about the economics of air travel and how you can help sustain this vital component of our local economy at:  Eagle Air Alliance


Winter Season Passenger Spending 2014/15

Survey data from 1,335 airport visitors during the 2014/15 winter season shows that on average, each visitor spent $2,137 per day (not including airfare).

Airline Service is Important to Our Community!

$200 million
Winter visitors arriving through Eagle County Regional Airport generated a $200 million dollar economic impact in 2014/15, spending an average of $358 per person, per day.

Summer travelers arriving through the airport contribute another $27 million dollars into Eagle County's economy.

Thank You to the EGE Air Alliance Supporters!

The following Vail Valley Partnership member businesses have opted to be part of the solution and support the EGE Air Alliance efforts to increase air service to the Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport.

  • 1st Bank
  • Town of Avon
  • Town of Eagle
  • Town of Gypsum
  • Town of Vail
  • Triumph Mountain Properties
  • US Bank
  • Vail Daily
  • Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
  • Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort
  • Vail Resorts
  • Vail Resorts Hospitality
  • Vail Valley Jet Center
  • Vail Valley Partnership
  • Vail.net
  • Venture Sports
  • West Vail Liquor Mart
  • Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
  • Alpine Bank
  • AmericInn
  • Antlers at Vail
  • Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty
  • B-Line Express
  • Beaver Creek Resort Company
  • Beaver Liquors
  • Black Tie Ski Rentals
  • Charter Sports
  • Christie Sports
  • Colorado Business Bank
  • Colorado Mountain Express
  • Coyote Café
  • Dean Johnson Management
  • The Resort Company
  • Destination Services of Colorado
  • Eagle Chamber of Commerce
  • Eagle County
  • East West Resorts
  • Four Seasons Resort, Vail
  • Malin Yantis Public Relations
  • Manor Vail Lodge
  • O’Bos Enterprises
  • Park Hyatt Beaver creek
  • Peeples Ink
  • Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch
  • Sebastian Vail
  • Sheraton Mt. Vista
  • Slifer Designs
  • Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
  • Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
  • Vail Resorts Retail