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An American Airlines jet originating from Chicago lands Thursday at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. The flight was the first to arrive as part of winter air service.

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Ski season lands at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Winter flight program kicked off Thursday; planes 95 percent full

The number of passengers arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Thursday quadrupled from earlier in the week, with airport officials preparing to accommodate significantly more pre-holiday travelers Saturday. Direct ski season flights from Chicago, Dallas and Houston began Thursday, with 862 passengers deplaning in Hayden.

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