Airports

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Denver International Airport

The state capital’s pride, Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the U.S. with 34,000 acres. One of its runways is also the longest publicly used runways in the country. On the list of the world’s busiest airports, it took the great 10th place.

DIA started to operate in 1995. It is 25 miles away from central Denver. The airport has three modified passageways. A has 38, B has 70, and C has 29 gates.

Also, there is a hotel and a transit center. It provides ground transportation with three bus options: Skyride, Express, and Limited.

Scheduled bus rides are also available to locations such as Fort Collins. There is organized van transportation to Nebraska, Wyoming, as well to summer and ski resorts in Colorado.

Apart from these, the airport is linked by an electric commuter line that regularly runs from Denver Union Station to DIA Hotel and Transit Center.

List of Airports by Purpose

Lists of airports contain information about: the city served — the city that is associated with the airport; IATA — the airport code by International Air Transport Association; and the airport name.

Notice that lists are made based on the purpose of the airport. Commercial service airports are primary (they have more than 10,000 customer boardings per year) and nonprimary (less than 10,000 each year).

Reliever or relief airports are the ones that are designed to support primary commercial airports with additional capacity. General aviation airports are made for civilian transport other than commercial. It includes personal, business, and instructional flights.

Aside from all of these, there are other airports for public use and also, private airports. In Colorado, they are not on the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) inventory list of aviation infrastructure.

List of Primary Airports

City Served IATA Airport Name
Aspen ASE Aspen — Pitkin County Airport (Sardy Field)
Colorado Springs COS City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
Denver DEN Denver International Airport
Durango DRO Durango — La Plata County Airport
Eagle EGE Eagle County Regional Airport
Grand Junction GJT Grand Junction Regional Airport (Walker Field)
Gunnison GUC Gunnison — Crested Butte Regional Airport
Hayden HDN Yampa Valley Regional Airport
Montrose MTJ Montrose Regional Airport

List of Nonprimary Airports

City Served IATA Airport Name
Alamosa ALS San Luis Valley Regional Airport (Bergman Field)
Cortez CEZ Cortez Municipal Airport
Pueblo PUB Pueblo Memorial Airport
Telluride TEX Telluride Regional Airport

List of Reliever Airports

City Served IATA Airport Name
Aurora (Denver) Front Range Airport
Broomfield (Denver) BJC Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Centennial (Denver) APA Centennial Airport
Colorado Springs Meadow Lake Airport

List of General Aviation Airports

City Served IATA Airport Name
Akron AKO Colorado Plains Regional Airport
Boulder WBU Boulder Municipal Airport
Buena Vista Central Colorado Regional Airport
Burlington Kit Carson County Airport
Cañon City CNE Fremont County Airport
Craig CIG Craig — Moffat County Airport
Delta Blake Field
Erie Erie Municipal Airport
Fort Collins / Loveland FNL Northern Colorado Regional Airport
Fort Morgan Fort Morgan Municipal Airport
Granby Granby — Grand County Airport
Greeley GXY Greeley — Weld County Airport
Holyoke Holyoke Municipal Airport
Kremmling McElroy Airfield
La Junta La Junta Municipal Airport
Lamar LAA Lamar Municipal Airport
Leadville LXV Lake County Airport (Leadville Airport)
Limon LIC Limon Municipal Airport
Longmont Vance Brand Airport
Meeker Meeker Airport
Monte Vista Monte Vista Municipal Airport
Nucla Hopkins Field
Pagosa Springs PGO Stevens Field
Rangely RNG Rangely Airport
Rifly RIN Garfield County Regional Airport
Salida SLT Harriet Alexander Field
Steamboat Springs SBS Steamboat Springs Airport
Sterling STK Sterling Municipal Airport
Trinidad TAD Perry Stokes Airport
Walsenburg Spanish Peaks Airfield
Wray Wray Municipal Airport
Yuma Yuma Municipal Airport

List of Other Public-Use Airports

City Served IATA Airport Name
Akron Gebauer Airport
Blanca Blanca Airport
Bush Bush Municipal Airport
Calhan Calhan Airport
Center Leach Airport
Crawford Crawford Airport
Creede Mineral County Memorial Airport
Del Norte Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport
Delta Westwinds Airport
Dove Creek Dove Creek Airport
Durango Animas Airpark
Eads Eads Municipal Airport
Ellicott Colorado Springs East Airport
Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport
Greeley Easton/Valley View Airport
Haxtun Haxtun Municipal Airport
Holly Holly Airport
Hudson Platte Valley Airport
Julesburg Julesburg Municipal Airport
La Veta Cuchara Valley Airport at La Veta
Las Animas City of Las Animas — Bent County Airport
Mack Mack Mesa Airport
Paonia WPO North Fork Valley Airport
Saguache Saguache Municipal Airport
Springfield Springfield Municipal Airport
Walden Walden-Jackson County Airport
Westcliffe Silver West Airport

Today, airports, especially local ones, are of utmost importance for convenience and also for the local economy. They provide emergency support services, for example, during natural disasters or medical emergencies.

The local airport is also convenient and beneficial for tourists and business operations. Travelers can reach their destination faster. Most local airports provide flight training to the local community.