Montrose County Regional Airport recorded the best month in airport history with 16,649 passengers departing and 15,412 arriving for a total of 32,061 passengers during the month of March. The airport is tracking 7,499 passengers ahead of last year for the first quarter.
“This is a significant accomplishment for Montrose County—especially during a time when regional airports are experiencing declines in service. Montrose County Airport is committed to providing unparalleled service to western Colorado,” said Montrose County Director of Aviation Lloyd Arnold.
“Recent capital improvement projects including terminal expansion, security fencing, taxiway B and other projects are enhancing our capability to attract additional airlines to serve the Western Slope,” continued Arnold.
In 2013, the Montrose County Regional Airport will procure and install a backup generator for the airport’s primary runway, as well as taxiway lighting and install the airport TV network inside the terminal. Additional improvements to Hopkins Field Airport in Nucla include: a new general aviation terminal, segmented circle and wind cone and runway safety improvements.
For more information on the Montrose County Regional Airport, please visit http://www.montrosecounty.net/index.aspx?NID=194.