Grand Junction Regional Airport Re-establishes Position as Busiest Airport on Western Slope

Grand Junction Regional Airport is again the busiest airport on the Western Slope. The U.S. Department of Transportation released 2023 passenger statistics by airport on March 13, 2023.


Grand Junction served 482,773 passengers in 2023, re-establishing its long-held position as the busiest airport on the Western Slope. Grand Junction Regional Airport passenger traffic grew more than 10% compared to 2022.

“2023 was our third-busiest year ever, and we expect 2024 to be another record-setting year,” said Grand Junction Regional Airport Executive Director Angela Padalecki. “We have already welcomed a new airline, Breeze Airways, serving two new destinations, Orange County/Santa Ana and San Francisco. Plus, we see continued growth and investment from United, American, and Allegiant. We have nonstop flights to some of the largest hubs in the world that provide one-stop access to over 200 destinations.”

Grand Junction Regional Airport has service to seven nonstop destinations provided by four airlines:

Denver Internaonal Airport (DEN) on United Airlines

Dallas Fort Worth Internaonal Airport (DFW) on American Airlines

Phoenix Sky Harbor Internaonal Airport (PHX) on American Airlines

Las Vegas/Harry Reid Internaonal Airport (LAS) on Allegiant

Los Angelas Internaonal Airport (LAX) on Allegiant

Orange County/Santa Ana/John Wayne (SNA) on Breeze Airways

San Francisco Internaonal Airport (SFO) on Breeze Airways

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