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
MTJ is located in the US
Location of airport in Colorado / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
13/31 7,500 2,286 Asphalt

Montrose Regional Airport (IATA: MTJICAO: KMTJFAA LID: MTJ) 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 (runway 12/30 was then 8500 ft). Earlier, Frontier flew Convair 580s 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.

Except for United Express flights to Denver, flights operate from MTJ only during the winter excluding American Eagle flights to Los Angeles.

United's service to New York's LaGuardia Airport only operates on Saturdays in the winter, due to perimeter restrictions at LGA which are only lifted on Saturdays.

Montrose Regional is the nearest airport with scheduled mainline passenger jets to ski areas around Telluride.

Terminal at Montrose

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Seasonal: Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
American Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte (begins December 16, 2017)
American Eagle Los Angeles
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta
Delta Connection Seasonal: Salt Lake City (begins December 21, 2017)[1]
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, New York-LaGuardia, Newark
United Express Denver
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from MTJ
(February 2016 – January 2017)
Rank City Passengers Airlines
1 Denver, Colorado 52,000 Allegiant, United
2 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 22,000 American
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 12,000 American, United
4 Houston-Intercontinental, Texas 10,000 United
5 Los Angeles, California 5,000 Allegiant, American, United
6 Phoenix-Sky Harbor, Arizona 5,000 American
7 Atlanta, Georgia 4,000 Delta
8 Newark, New Jersey 2,000 United
9 San Francisco, California 1,000 United
10 New York-LaGuardia, New York 1,000 United

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.


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