Raton Municipal Airport
|Raton Municipal Airport
|Owner||City of Raton|
|Serves||Raton, New Mexico|
|Elevation AMSL||6,352 ft / 1,936 m|
Raton Municipal Airport (IATA: RTN, ICAO: KRTN, FAA LID: RTN) (Crews Field) is 12 miles southwest of Raton, in Colfax County, New Mexico. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation facility.
Continental Airlines once served the Raton airport with DC-3's in the early 1950s as one of several stops on their route between Denver and Albuquerque and continuing to El Paso. A couple smaller commuter carriers have also served Raton; Trans Central Airlines in 1969/1970 with a similar route to that of Continental, and Territorial Airlines flew to Albuquerque with a stop in Las Vegas, NM in 1990.
Raton Municipal Airport covers 1,280 acres (518 ha) at an elevation of 6,352 feet (1,936 m). It has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 6,328 by 75 feet (1,929 x 23 m) and 7/25 is 4,404 by 75 feet (1,342 x 23 m).
In the year ending April 30, 2010 the airport had 7,900 aircraft operations, average 21 per day: 85% general aviation, 10% military, and 5% air taxi. 20 aircraft were then based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, and 5% ultralight.
Accidents and incidents
On January 17, 2018, a Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter crashed shortly after take-off from Raton whilst on a flight to Folsom, New Mexico. Five of the six people on board were killed. The survivor was seriously injured.
- FAA Airport Master Record for RTN ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in
- Timetables from Continental, Trans Central, and Territorial Airlines
- "Zimbabwe opposition leader among 5 killed in Raton helicopter crash". KOAT. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
- Aerial image as of October 1997 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for RTN, effective June 21, 2018
- Resources for this airport: