Aspen Pitkin County ASE Airport Overview

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport ASE - at an elevation of 7,820 feet - serves the Colorado county of Pitkin and the city of Aspen, which is famous for its ski resorts and for hosting important national & international seminars.  Aspen's beauty draws people year-round for hang gliding, fishing, cycling, hiking and more.

ASE Airport is only 4 miles northeast of the central business district of Aspen, accessible directly from Highway 82 (which runs north, around Glenwood Springs, into Interstate Hwy 70). 

With a long runway and a yearly average of 400K passengers, Aspen Pitkin County Airport is major airlines, offering direct flights to a some U.S. hubs, with worldwide connections.

NOTICES:  The Airport recommends that you arrive two hours prior to departure - at winter peak times expect long lines; baggage check-in closes 30 mins before;  TSA Pre-check is available to eligible passengers.

The one-level passenger terminal at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport with 44,000 sq.feet of space is divided into an Arrivals area with entrance/exit, general waiting area, and a Departurse area with entrance/exit & curbside baggage check. For Airport paging, information & guest services, call 970-920-5380.  Free WiFi service is avalable throughout the terminal.
The Arrivals area houses the baggage claim, baggage service, information & ground transportation & rental car counters. The general waiting area in the center houses a restaurant, a gift shop, adminstration offices and a waiting hall.
The Departures area houses a ticket lobby with airline ticket counters, baggage check-in and airline offices, security check and passenger holdroom leading to the seven gates.

NOTE:  In early September 2015 approval was received for a 'new terminal'. Ongoing work in the secure boarding area - done mostly during nighttime hours and lasting through mid-January represents only a temporary answer to the boarding area's overcrowding problem.  This will be some improvement until a new terminal is constructed.

Current airlines serving the terminal: 

Transportation: The Information Booth in the baggage claim area provides schedules & local bus information. 
  - The VelociRFTA bus stop offers free Wi-Fi, ticket vending machines, indicates when next bus arrives, and has covered bike parking. VelociRFTA buses arrive 7 days/wek  at rush hour every 10 mins (summer & winter), every 15 mins (spring & fall)
  - Roaring Fork Transportation RFTA (tel. 970-925-8484, 800-854-5588, or visit operates a commuter bus service from Aspen to Rifle, inner city service & Glenwood Springs, and ski shuttle service to 4 Aspen ski areas. 

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ASE Delays: 15 mins or less.

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