Commercial passenger traffic up at Grand Junction airport

Commercial passenger traffic at the Grand Junction Regional Airport rose slightly during the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same time last year.

According to the Grand Junction Airport Authority, a total of 48,320 enplanements — that is, passengers boarding commercial flights — was recorded during the first three months of 2011. That number represents an increase of nearly 1.6 percent from the 47,560 enplanements reported during the first three months of 2010.

The increase was attributed in part to the addition in February of a third daily flight between Grand Junction and the Dallas-Fort Worth area aboard American Eagle Airlines.

A total of 221,826 enplanements were recorded at the Grand Junction airport for all of 2010, down 4.2 percent from the record 231,616 enplanements in 2009. Still, 2010 was the second-busiest year on record for commercial passenger service at the airport.

Five airlines offer service from Grand Junction to a total of six destinations: Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

Continental Airlines plans to offer nonstop service between Grand Junction and Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston starting in May. The new service is among the new routes announced by United Continental Holdings, which was created following the merger of United and Continental Airlines.

The Business Times has served as the definitive source for Grand Junction business news since 1994. The journal offers news, views and advice you can use twice each month in print with daily updates online at www.TheBusinessTimes.com
  • Connect With The Business Times Staff:
  • Facebook
Read More Articles by

Short URL: http://thebusinesstimes.com/?p=4284

Posted by on Apr 26 2011. Filed under Business News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Post Your Thoughts Below

Comments are closed

Sponsor

The Business Times Newspaper . 609 North Avenue Suite #2 . Grand Junction, CO 81501 . 970-424-5133
Log in