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Direct Air from Dallas to Durango for Winter Season

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posted: 01/01/2000

Resort partners with Adventure Tours/Funjet Vacations and Southwest Charters.Durango, CO Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, in partnership with Adventure Tours/Funjet Vacations and Southwest Charters, is pleased to announce the addition of non-stop air service from Dallas Love Field to Durango-La Plata County Airport this winter. Twice-weekly charter flights will fly on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, running December 17th through March 25th. "We couldn't be more excited to re-establish direct air service from Dallas to Durango," said resort CEO Gary Derck. "With Southwest's benchmark operational excellence, and Adventure Tours' 20 years' experience in the vacation charter business, we look forward to making it easier and more affordable than ever for Texans to hit the slopes of Purgatory Mountain." "We are pleased to expand our Dallas/Fort Worth offerings to include an option for travelers to get to Durango," said Ray Snisky, president of Funjet Vacations and Vacations by Adventure Tours. "Coupled with our diverse accommodations selection and vast selection of add-ons, travelers can choose a vacation tailor-made for them." "We're excited to offer this service to Durango, and are looking forward to a long-term relationship with great partners," said Jim Ottman, Contract Charter Administrator for Southwest Airlines. For the inaugural year of Southwest service, Purgatory is offering the "Love to Ski" package from just $399 per person for 3 days/3 nights, $449 for 4 days/ 4 nights, and only $569 for 7 days/7 nights, air and lodging included. Evening departure and arrival times ensure skiers and riders will get a full day on the slopes on the return travel day. Transfers to and from the resort are included in the package. "The company cultures at Adventure Tours, Southwest and Durango Mountain Resort are remarkably aligned in creating great family vacations," added Derck. The new winter service will feature a Boeing 737-300 with seating for 137 standard class passengers. In-flight service includes regular complimentary beverages and Southwest's snack packs, with alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Adventure Tours and their parent company, The Mark Travel Corporation, help more than 2 million people go on vacation every year from most U.S. cities to more than 160 destinations worldwide.For flight information and reservations, please call 800-982-6102 or visit www.durangomountainresort.com .

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