Montrose Regional Airport

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Montrose Regional Airport
Montrose Regional Airport logo.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Montrose County
Location Montrose, Colorado
Elevation AMSL 5,759 ft / 1,755.3 m
Coordinates 38°30′35.26″N 107°53′39.27″W / 38.5097944°N 107.8942417°W / 38.5097944; -107.8942417
MTJ is located in Colorado
Location in Colorado
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
13/31 7,500 2,286 Asphalt

Montrose Regional Airport (IATA: MTJICAO: KMTJ) is a non-towered public airport on the northwest side of Montrose, in zip code 81401 in southwestern Colorado. Its two runways are at elevation 5,759 feet (1,755 m).

Monarch Airlines started flying to Montrose in the 1940s. Successor Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) flew to the present airport since the 1950s; the first jets were Frontier Boeing 737-200s in 1982. Prior to jet service, Frontier operated Convair 580 turboprops between Montrose and Denver.

An enhanced and expanded Montrose Regional Airport was dedicated on June 25, 1988, with Chuck Yeager cutting the ribbon. Runway 17/35 (10,000 feet in length) was built during the 1990s.

With the exception of United Express flights to Denver, all flights operate from MTJ only during the winter although American Eagle has announced nonstop Embraer ERJ-175 regional jet service between Montrose and Los Angeles (LAX) effective June 2, 2016.

Montrose Regional is the nearest airport with scheduled mainline passenger jet service on a seasonal basis to ski areas around Telluride.

Terminal at Montrose Regional Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Seasonal: Denver (begins December 14, 2016),[1] Las Vegas, Los Angeles
American Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle Los Angeles
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta
Delta Connection Seasonal: Atlanta
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, New York-LaGuardia, Newark
United Express Denver
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco

2010-2011 Terminal Project[edit]

Montrose Regional Airport remodeled and expanded the passenger terminal adding 10,935 sq. ft. by lengthening the terminal 80 feet to the south. The expansion added space for passenger check in, larger departure lounge, and space at the security checkpoint.


  1. ^ Mutzabaugh, Ben (June 28, 2016). "Allegiant Air breaks into Newark as it adds 3 cities to route map". USA Today. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 

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