Raton Municipal Airport

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Raton Municipal Airport
Crews Field
Airport type Public
Owner City of Raton
Serves Raton, New Mexico
Elevation AMSL 6,352 ft / 1,936 m
Coordinates 36°44′30″N 104°30′08″W / 36.74167°N 104.50222°W / 36.74167; -104.50222Coordinates: 36°44′30″N 104°30′08″W / 36.74167°N 104.50222°W / 36.74167; -104.50222
RTN is located in New Mexico
Location in New Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 6,328 1,929 Asphalt
7/25 4,404 1,342 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 7,900
Based aircraft 20

Raton Municipal Airport (IATA: RTN[2], ICAO: KRTN, FAA LID: RTN) (Crews Field) is 12 miles southwest of Raton, in Colfax County, New Mexico.[1] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation facility.[3]

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.[4]


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).[1]

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.[1]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RTN (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "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 |work= (help)
  4. ^ Timetables from Continental, Trans Central, and Territorial Airlines
  5. ^ "Zimbabwe opposition leader among 5 killed in Raton helicopter crash". KOAT. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 

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