United Airlines have announced a new, non-stop service between Sydney and Houston, Texas. Not only will it be the only nonstop service between Australia and Houston, but is timed to connect perfectly with direct flights to Aspen Snowmass.
Inward flights will arrive in Aspen Pitkin County Airport at 1.52pm, in time for an afternoon ski. Departing flights leave at 3.10pm, allowing Aussies one last glorious morning of schuss before getting on the plane. The best part? Prices are from $1250 AUD for January 2018.
With new routes having recently been announced to Aspen Snowmass with Qantas through Los Angeles, and with Virgin last northern ski season, this is the third major airline announcement for the ski resort in four years. It’s a massive bonus for Australian skiers who are the resorts’ number one international market.
“We love Aussies, and they love our four mountains, authentic mining town atmosphere and incredible dining ”, says Jeff Hanle, Director of Public Relations, Aspen Skiing Company. “Australian skiers have been and continue to be our top internationals and more routes to get them here is extremely welcomed. Open up those skies and keep them coming.”
Alison Espley, managing director of Japan and Pacific Sales, says United Airlines is equally committed to the Australian market. “We are delighted to provide travellers from Sydney with unparalleled easy access to the U.S. and beyond through this new route launch. United carefully planned this route with the convenience and comfort of our customers in mind.”
These new flights only further cements Aspen Snowmass’s ties to Australia, which is now in it’s fourth year of holding an Australia Day (complete with vegemite and Tim Tams) and the Neil Perry (a resort Ambassador, along with Torah Bright) judged Food Competition with top chefs which have included interpretations of pavlovas, sausage rolls and lamingtons.
United Airlines will continue with direct flights via Los Angeles and San Francisco to Aspen Snowmass.