Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
History, Facts and Overview
(Colorado Springs, Colorado - CO, USA)
With a lengthy history spanning more than eight decades, Colorado Springs Airport dates back to 1927, when it was operating with just two short runways, surfaced with compacted gravel. Passenger planes starting operating here towards the end of the 1930s, with a large terminal following soon after and famed for its stylish Art Deco facade.
Following military use during the war years, Colorado Springs Airport (COS) began an expansion program, built a new passenger building in 1966, which has been extended a number of times since. By the 1990s, three lengthy runways were in place, one of which measured some 4,115 metres / 13,500 feet, which still remains amongst the longest in the world.
Passenger facilities at Colorado Springs Airport are impressive, with cash machines available on the first two levels of the terminal building. Other notable facilities include postal services, airport paging, a peaceful chapel, family care rooms, a lost and found service, newspaper vending machines and a children's play area.
There are also a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars at Colorado Springs Airport. Those looking for a bite to eat will find plenty to choose from in the Food Court, with family favorites such as Pizza Hut, Pikes Perk Coffee and Quiznos Sub. The Mountain View Food Court is not to be missed and aptly named, since it boasts superb views across the Pikes Peak and beyond, and if you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, be sure to pay a visit to the airport's recently revamped Market Place or the Travel Mart store, where a range of Colorado Springs souvenirs await.
Wireless Internet access is available in all public areas of the terminal building at Colorado Springs Airport and worth noting, there is now a new business center situated only minutes away from the terminal. The Airport Business Park is a massive complex with outstanding facilities and excellent catering options.