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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Montrose Regional Airport Officially the Busiest Airport on the Western Slope

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose Regional Airport took over the lead as the most-traveled airport on the western slope in 2022. The airport saw over 460,000 passengers last year, which was an increase of 20 percent from 2021.  

“The airport continues to set itself up for success by actively updating facilities to better accommodate passengers, provide key airfield improvements for airlines, and increase safety by working towards a signalized intersection,” said Montrose County Commissioner Roger Rash.

In 2022, the airport saw 233,745 enplanements and 229,395 deplanements serving a total of 463,140 passengers. The airport has continued to show growth for the past decade. In 2020, Montrose Regional Airport welcomed Southwest Airlines service that has helped provide greater access to hubs such as Denver, Austin, and Dallas. Delta Airlines service returned this winter with daily flights to and from Atlanta. Montrose Regional Airport is the only airport on the western slope that offers service through Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines. Service on United Airlines and American Airlines is also available.

“The 2022 increase is the direct result of our efforts to continue to provide quality air service through a variety of carriers,” said Montrose Regional Airport Director of Aviation Lloyd Arnold. “The new expansion will offer four additional ticket counters and we look forward to working with Colorado Flights Alliance to provide enhanced airline routes.

Montrose Regional Airport is entering the final phases of a $37 million terminal expansion and remodel project. The estimated completion is early fall. The project will double the size of the terminal and provide a new concourse level with jet bridges for enhanced passenger access. The new addition also includes larger and improved baggage handling areas. Improvements include a bar venue, two restaurants, and additional electronic charging stations. 

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