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 the southwest corner of 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 flew to the present airport since the 1950s; the first jets were Frontier 737s in 1982.
Montrose Regional Airport was dedicated June 25, 1988, with Chuck Yeager cutting the ribbon. Runway 17/35 was built during the 1990s.
The airport is seasonal—many flights operate from MTJ only during the winter. It is the nearest jet airport to ski areas around Telluride.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant Air||Seasonal: Las Vegas (begins December 18, 2015), Los Angeles, Phoenix/Mesa|
|American Airlines||Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth|
|American Eagle||Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare (begins December 17, 2015), Dallas/Fort Worth (begins December 17, 2015), Los Angeles (begins December 17, 2015), Phoenix|
|Delta Air Lines||Seasonal: Atlanta|
|Delta Connection||Seasonal: Atlanta|
|United Airlines||Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, New York-LaGuardia (begins December 19, 2015), Newark|
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco
2010-2011 Terminal Project
Montrose Regional Airport is remodeling and expanding the passenger terminal adding 10,935 sq. ft. by lengthening the terminal 80 feet to the south. The expansion will add space for passenger check in, larger departure lounge, and space at the security checkpoint.
- "American Airlines Adds Winter Seasonal Ski Routes from Dec 2015". Airlineroute.net. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
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