Montrose Regional Airport

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Montrose Regional Airport
Montrose Regional Airport logo.jpg


MTJ is located in Colorado
Location in Colorado
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
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 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.

Terminal at Montrose Regional Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Seasonal: Los Angeles, Phoenix/Mesa
American Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare (begins December 17, 2015),[1] Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles (begins December 17, 2015)[1]
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta
Delta Connection Seasonal: Atlanta
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
United Express Denver
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco
US Airways Express1 Seasonal: Phoenix

^1 All US Airways Express flights will be rebranded as American Eagle flights effective October 17, 2015.

2010-2011 Terminal Project[edit]

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.


  1. ^ a b "American Airlines Adds Winter Seasonal Ski Routes from Dec 2015". 29 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

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