Montrose Regional Airport
|Montrose Regional Airport|
|Elevation AMSL||5,759 ft / 1,755.3 m|
Montrose Regional Airport (IATA: MTJ, ICAO: 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant Air||Seasonal: Denver (begins December 14, 2016), 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|
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco
2010-2011 Terminal Project
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.
- 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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