FAA Sets Record Straight on Ski Slot Allocation

 - February 17, 2010, 6:27 AM

Data from the FAA debunks the myth that fractional operators grab most of the holiday slots at the Colorado mountain airports, namely Eagle, Aspen and Rifle Airports. For the most recent holiday season (December 19 to January 4), fractionals accounted for 455 of the 1,467 slots at Aspen, which equates to 31 percent; 409 of 1,121 at Eagle (36 percent); and 191 of 484 at Rifle (39 percent). The rest of the slots–about 65 percent on cumulative average–went to non-fractional aircraft operators.