Eagle County Regional Airport (Guide)

Eagle County Regional Airport (IATA: EGE, ICAO: KEGE, FAA LID: EGE), also referred to as Eagle Vail Airport, located in Gypsum, Colorado, 37 miles from Vail and 4 miles from Eagle.

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Eagle County Regional Airport (Guide)

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Eagle County Regional Airport (IATA: EGE, ICAO: KEGE, FAA LID: EGE), also referred to as Eagle Vail Airport, located in Gypsum, Colorado, 37 miles from Vail and 4 miles from Eagle.

The Eagle County Airport serves Eagle County, Colorado, and Vail. The owner of Eagle-Vail Airport is Eagle County Government, and it is operated by the Eagle County Air Terminal Corporation (ECAT). Eagle County Airport is a public Airport. Due to the elevation, Eagle-Vail Airport is categorized as the most extreme airport.

During the ski season, Eagle County Regional Airport is the second busiest airport after Denver International Airport. Eagle-Vail Airport is mostly seasonal. It has more scheduled flights in winter.

Capacity

Eagle County Airport covers over 632 acres and has one runway. The airport is popular with private aircraft operators in the country, the Vail Valley Jet Center, Clay lacy Aviation, charter flight group, and Stratos Jet charters.

Winter Airline flights have a variety of aircraft, including Boeing 757, Embraer E175, Airbus A 319, and for the shorter trips: Bombardier CRJ-700.

Eagle County Airport has a passenger terminal that has one concourse and five gates.

Eagle-Vail Airport is a hub for several airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, American Eagle, United Airlines, United Express.

History

The Eagle County Airport was dedicated in September 1947. Eagle-Vail Airport served 227 commercial passengers in 1989. In 2013, The EGE airport healed over 167, 490 commercial passengers.

In 1996, the EGE airport passenger terminal was opened and started the growing popularity of commercial air service. In 2006, an Aircraft traffic control tower opened that had controllers to increase visibility.

In 2009, Eagle County Airport completed a runway extension project and rehabilitation process.

In 2012, the security checkpoint expansion project finished that increased the number of passenger screening lanes. In the following years, EGE Airport continued making improvements, added charging stations, cell-phone Lots, and improved the public address system.