Grand Junction Regional Airport GJT, the former Walker Field, is the largest airport in western Colorado and serves the city of Grand Junction & its Mesa County.
GJT Airport is on Walker Field Drive - 6 km northeast of the central business district of Grand Junction (named after the junction of the Grand & Gunnison rivers), and is close to Interstate Hwy 70, exit 31 Horizon Drive.
With two runways and 400K+ passengers a year, Grand Junction Regional Airport is served by major airlines offering flights to some major U.S. hubs, with connections around the world.
It is recommended that you arrive at the Airport 90 minutes - and at the gate no later than 20 minutes - before scheduled flight departure.
The passenger terminal at Grand Junction Regional Airport consists of two levels:
The first level houses the lobby, baggage claim area with two carrousels, an arcade, and rental car counters.
The second level houses the boarding area with food service and security check, leading to vending machines and gift shop, exiting hold room - leading via the connector to the two gates right & left of the waiting area. Passenger pick-up / drop-off is in front of the terminal, however unattended vehicles will be towed.
Current airlines serving the terminal offer flights to Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Salt Lake City:.
Allegiant - tel. 1-702-505-8888,
American - tel. 1-800-433-7300,
Delta - tel. 1-800-221-1212,
United - tel. 1-800-864-8331.
Future Airport developments:
While the Airport's 10-year upgrade project started early 2013 with construction of Administrative Building - reconstruction of the current terminal, a new administrative building with fire station, relocation of 27 1/4 Road, and a new runway are part of the projects - some of which may have already been completed. (The Airport site stops with news at 2013 & no other news up to year-end 2015 about the progress have been forthcoming).
- However, according to Facebook, July 2016, a grant of $3.3M is to be used towards the rehabilitation of the East Terminal Apron.
- Mead & Hunt reported in August 2016 that the half-built building (east of the Airport) 'will be cut down to manageable size' - by eliminating the two top levels and convering the foundation to storage & garage.