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.

NOTICE:  As seven morning flights depart within 15 minutes of each other - the Airport recommends that you arrive at security screening two hours prior to scheduled departure (with baggage check-in) or 90 minutes (with only carry-on).  TSA opens 5:15 am; ticket counters at 5:30am. 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.  the boarding aea has
- The screened boarding area at Departures was restructured and can now hold 507 passengers. There is also now more space and amenities.
- Building a new terminal is being debated:  By April 2016 a summary of previous meetings had been presented, regarding potential environmental concerns and the runway widening.  At the next meeting in in Summer 2016, preliminary environmental analysis results are being presented.             

Current airlines serving the terminal: 
American - tel. 800-433-7300 - to Denver, Chicago O'Hare, Houston IAH, San Francisco & Los Angeles
United - tel. 800-864-8331 - to Chicago O'Hare

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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