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Grand Junction Regional Airport

Airport information
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 Location of the Airport in Colorado
Airport typePublic
OwnerGrand Junction Regional Airport Authority
ServesGrand Junction, Colorado
Elevation1481 m (4858 ft)
Statistics2006
Aircraft operations78267
Based aircraft204

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Grand Junction Regional Airport is a public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Grand Junction, a city in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. It is the largest airport in western Colorado, and serves as a pilot and flight attendant base for Mesa Airlines.

The airport opened in 1930 as Grand Junction Municipal Airport. In 1942 it was renamed Walker Field for Walter Walker, a former publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper who helped obtain funds and business support for the airport. The airport and the airport authority were both renamed on May 15, 2007. Grand Junction Regional Airport is undergoing a $20 million renovation, of which $700,000 is designated to pay for signs containing the new name. The airport's terminal and fire building will continue to be named for Walker and a new $19 million roadway under construction will be called Walter Walker Blvd. In June 2010 a new Subway Cafe opened and serves passengers on both sides of the security checkpoint,and will serve sandwiches as well as coffee and alcoholic drinks. A new runway will be built 200 feet north of the existing one, with a target year of 2019.The original 10,501-foot runway will be turned into a taxi way. Outside the security checkpoint there is a play area for kids. Inside the terminal, there is a gift shop and TV monitors in the waiting area for passengers. The current terminal has two gates with jet ways designed for regional jets, other gates use air stairs.


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