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Colorado International Airports . Colorado International Airports

International Airports Code  
Denver International Airport DEN

A Look At Denver International Airport

Regional Airports  
Colorado Springs Airport COS
Denver - Centennial Airport APA
Grand Junction/Walker Field Airport GJT
Montrose Regional Airport MTJ
Pagosa Springs - Archuleta County PGO
Rifle / Garfield County Regional RIL
Telluride Regional Airport TEX
Yampa Valley Regional Airport HDN
Airport Delays  

Getting to Know Colorado's Airports

There are 79 Colorado public airports. There is an airport in Colorado where issues such as safety and customer friendliness are discussed. Colorado Airports strive for world class services.

People go to Colorado to see their natural beauty, and Colorado Airports are well connected to serve the traffic that flows into the state every year.

Colorado has an international airport, the Denver International Airport. Denver is the capital of Colorado and its largest city.

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  • Living in Colorado
  • The Denver International Airport

    Denver International Airport Photo by JON MURRAY, The Denver Post
    Denver International Airport(DEN), also commonly known as DIA, is an international airport in Denver, Colorado. At 33,531 acres, 52.4 sq mi), it is the largest airport in the United States by total land area. Runway 16R/34L, with a length of 16,000 feet, is the longest public use runway in the United States.

    As of 2017, DEN was the 20th busiest airport in the world and the fifth busiest in the United States by passenger traffic handling 61,379,396 passengers.

    DEN presently has non-stop service to 205 destinations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It is the fourth airport in the United States to reach the 200 marker DIA, is one of the busiest and also one of the largest in the world. Denver Airport flies daily 23 airlines. The DIA has excellent parking and many shops and restaurants in the airport. The airport is also handicapped friendly.

    Airlines serving The Denver Airport: Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Boutique Air, British Airways, California Pacific Airlines, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Edelweiss Air, Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, Denver Air Connection, Lufthansa Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, Volaris, WestJet   - List of US Airlines

    The airport is 25 miles driving distance from downtown Denver, which is 19 miles farther away than Stapleton International Airport, the airport it replaced. The distant location was selected to avoid aircraft noise affecting developed areas, to accommodate a generous runway layout that would not be compromised by blizzards, and to provide for future expansion. The 52.4 square miles of land occupied by the airport is over one and a half times the size of Manhattan (33.6 sq mi). The land was transferred from Adams County to Denver after a 1989 vote, increasing the city's size by 50 percent and dividing the western portion of the neighboring county. As a result, the Adams County cities of Aurora, Brighton, and Commerce City are actually closer to the airport than much of Denver. All freeway traffic accessing the airport from central Denver leaves the city and passes through Aurora for just shy of 2 miles, making the airport a practical exclave. Similarly, the A Line rail service connecting the airport with downtown Denver has two intervening stations in Aurora.

    City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport

    City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
    City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport(COS) (also called Colorado Springs Airport is a city-owned public civil-military airport located six miles southeast of Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colorado. It is the second busiest commercial service airport in the state. Peterson Air Force Base, which is located on the north side of runway 13/31, is a tenant at the airport.

    The airport includes 7,200 acres and has three paved runways: 17L/35R, 13,501 ft × 150 ft  long, 17R/35L, 11,022 ft × 150 ft  and 13/31, 8,270 ft × 150 ft.

    Accessed from the Milton Proby Parkway, the terminal consists of two concourses. However, only one, the larger concourse housing gates 1–12, has ever been used for commercial activities; the second concourse (called the Western Pacific Airlines concourse) contains gates 14–18 (there is no gate 13) and is now typically used for meetings. Access between the two concourses requires leaving the secure area, walking through the main terminal and down a long hallway. The airport terminal has been under renovation since September of 2011. included is the reconstruction of the TSA checkpoint to support full body scanners, expansion of office space behind the ticket counters, and new facilities for automated baggage screening.

    Airlines serving this airport include: American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines and United Express.   - List of US Airlines

    Aspen-Pitkin County Airport

    Aspen-Pitkin County Airport Courtesy of Tammy Waitt
    Aspen–Pitkin County Airport(ASE), also called Sardy Field, is a county-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Aspen, in Pitkin County, Colorado.

    Aspen–Pitkin Co./Sardy Field is 573 acres at an elevation of 7,820 feet above mean sea level. It has a single asphalt paved runway designated 15/33 which measures 8,006 by 100 feet.

    In 2007, the runway was completely renovated with new grooved asphalt. A partial length parallel taxiway A is 320 ft from the runway centerline on the east side of the runway, and serves general aviation on the north end of the airport and the commercial terminal on the south end. The airport meets modified FAA D-III airport reference code standards. In April of 2011, the airport began a $15.5 million runway extension project which added 1,000 feet of runway length to the existing 7,006 feet runway. This project was completed in November of 2011.

    According to the Pitkin County Code, the airport has several unique operating limitations. because of non-standard runway/taxiway separation, the airport has a 95 ft aircraft wingspan limitation. Aircraft weight is restricted to 100,000 pounds maximum certificated gross landing weight or less. For rough guidance, these restrictions preclude aircraft such as the 737 series and larger. The county airport also has an airport operating curfew with aircraft operations allowed between 11 pm local and 7 am local time. No aircraft departures are permitted after 10:30 pm local. Part 36 Stage II states aircraft operations are not permitted any longer than 30 minutes after official sunset. For most aircraft operations, especially commercial CRJ-700 planes, aircraft must land to the south but take off to the north. This can sometimes lead to occasional delays, cancellations, and weight restrictions depending on wind strength and direction.

    Airlines serving this airport include: American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express.

    Grand Junction Regional Airport

    Grand Junction Regional Airport
    Grand Junction Regional Airport(GJT) is a public airport three miles northeast of Grand Junction, in Mesa County, Colorado It is owned by the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority, it is the largest airport in western Colorado and third largest in the state, behind Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport. Federal Aviation Administration records show 212,588 passenger boardings during calendar year 2008 228,850 in 2009 and 219,358 in 2010.

    The airport opened in 1930 as Grand Junction Municipal Airport. In 1942 it was renamed Walker Field for Walter Walker, a former publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper who helped obtain funds and business support for the airport.

    The airport includes 2,357 acres at an elevation of 4,858 feet. It has two asphalt runways: 11/29 is 10,501 by 150 feet and 4/22 is 5,502 by 75 feet.

    Airlines serving this airport include: Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Denver Air Connection, and United Express.   - List of US Airlines

    Other Colorado Airports

    Regional airports are in Boulder, Cortez. Craig, Durango, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Gunnison, Lamar, Leadville, Limon, Montrose, Pagosa Springs, Pueblo, Rangeley, Rifle, Rocky Mountain Metro, Salida, Steamboat Springs, Sterling, and Trinidad,   

    Many airports in Colorado fly most of the major airlines.

    Tickets for these Colorado airlines can be purchased online at airline websites.

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