RTA Announces Houston Summer Air Service via United Airlines
The Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) and United Airlines are pleased to announce that airline tickets for Summer 2014 flights to and from Houston (IAH) are now available for sale. The flights depart Houston at 5:45 PM and arrive in Gunnison (GUC) at 7:06 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The aircraft will depart the following mornings (Thursdays and Sundays) at 8:00 AM and arrive in Houston at 11:19 AM (all times are subject to change without notice).
In addition to the daily service to Denver via United this Crested Butte/Gunnison to Houston air service starts on June 21, 2014 and runs until August 10, 2014. Tickets are available at www.United.com.
About the RTA
Established in 2002, The mission of the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority is to provide and improve air transportation to and from the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport on a year-round basis, and to develop a long term and energy efficient public ground transportation system within Gunnison County.
The Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) has been securing air service to the Gunnison – Crested Butte Regional airport since the winter of 2002-2003. During that time, the RTA and its partners have been responsible for obtaining flights that have carried over 185,000 passengers into and out of the airport. These passengers are an important source of revenue and jobs for Gunnison County. According to a CDOT Division of Aeronautics report, our airport contributes to the creation of up to 1,950 direct and indirect jobs and brings over $170 million to our economy each year. To find out more about the RTA air program and how the airline contracts work, please visit the FAQ section of our website. This section also includes information on the RTA structure and how the RTA bus programs work.
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