Busiest resort town airports of the Intermountain West


Bozeman-Yellowstone Intl’l Airport – Source: fullterrain.com

Below is a list of the busiest resort town airports of the Intermountain West. Larger cities with more diversified economies are not included in this list. Resort towns for this region include cities at or near major national parks, recreation areas, wilderness areas, ski resorts, lakes, mountain retreats, art communities, casinos, white-water rafting courses, hiking/camping, and similar places/activities.

Minimum 60,000 enplanements (boardings) in 2015 – the city name, state, airport code, and 2015 enplanements are provided. Please note that enplanements typically are approximately 1/2 of the total number of passengers who pass through an airport. Here’s also a weblink to a map of the airport locations.

  1. Bozeman, MT (BZN) = 512,029
  2. Grand Canyon, AZ (GCN) = 419,538
  3. Medford, OR (MFR) = 370,181
  4. Missoula, MT (MSO) = 350,162
  5. Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) = 313,148
  6. Redmond/Bend, OR (RDM) = 280,821
  7. Rapid City, SD (RAP) = 264,170
  8. Kalispell, MT (GPI) = 237,497
  9. Aspen, CO (ASE) = 233,497
  10. Grand Junction, CO (GJT) = 214,401
  11. Peach Springs, AZ (1G4) = 189,921
  12. Durango, CO (DRO) = 186,790
  13. Eagle/Vail, CO (EGE) = 156,927
  14. Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) = 147,923
  15. Page, AZ (PGA) = 144,203
  16. Bullhead City, AZ (IFP) = 108,883
  17. Montrose, CO (MTJ) = 102,748
  18. Helena, MT (HCN) = 99,454
  19. Steamboat/Hayden, CO (HDN) = 93,896
  20. Santa Fe, NM (SAF) = 75,446
  21. St. George, UT (SGU) = 69,676
  22. Hailey/Sun Valley, ID (SUN) = 67,953
  23. Flagstaff, AZ (FLG) = 67,403
  24. Lewiston, ID (LWS) = 66,579
  25. Wenatchee, WA (EAT) = 62,319

SOURCE: http://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/media/preliminary-cy15-commercial-service-enplanements.pdf

Bozeman – Source: fullterrain.com

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