Great Lakes Airlines will resume scheduled commercial flights between Denver and Telluride come the end of 2016 after it discontinued service to the small airport in 2014.

The service comes after the Colorado Flights Alliance, a consortium of regional governments and businesses that advocates for more flights to mountain towns like Montrose and Telluride, reached a deal with Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Great Lakes Airlines (Nasdaq: GLUX).

Colorado Flights announced the return trip between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) Wednesday. Service will begin Dec. 17 of this year.

The airline plans to operate year-round flights averaging 10 flights per week, with one per day during slower periods and two or more per day during busy times of the year, such as during ski season. Telluride Regional Airport is 10 minutes away from the town and the ski slopes.

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