Grand Junction Regional Airport is a public airport three miles northeast of Grand Junction, in Mesa County, Colorado. The airport opened in 1930 as Grand Junction Municipal Airport. In 1942 it was renamed Walker Field for Walter Walker, a former publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper who helped obtain funds and business support for the airport. The airport and the airport authority were renamed on May 15, 2007. Grand Junction Regional Airport is undergoing a $20 million renovation, of which $700,000 will pay for signs with the new name. The airport’s terminal and fire building will continue to be named for Walker and a new $19 million roadway under construction will be called Walter Walker Blvd. In June 2010, a new Subway Cafe opened and serves passengers on both sides of the security checkpoint, and has sandwiches, coffee and alcoholic drinks. A new runway will be built 200 feet north of the existing one, with a target year of 2019. The present 10,501-foot runway will become a taxiway. Outside the security checkpoint there is a play area for kids. Inside the terminal, there is a gift shop and TV monitors in the waiting area for passengers. The terminal has two gates with jet bridges for regional jets; four other gates use outdoor airstairs.
Address: 800 Eagle Dr, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone: (970) 244-9100