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  • Phone: 970-328-2680
    Fax: 970-328-2687

    Eagle County Regional Airport
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    Physical Address:
    219 Eldon Wilson Road
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637  

Final work on airport runway set for first week of June

Contact: Ovid Seifers, Airport Director, 970-328-2680

The runway at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) will be closed to all private aircraft beginning at 9 a.m. June 3 through 7 p.m. June 9 to allow for the completion of last summer’s runway expansion work. Commercial air traffic will continue as scheduled, with the exception of a suspension of service between 8:30 a.m. June 3 and 9 p.m. June 4. The times were selected to allow for the 8:20 a.m. United Airlines departure to Denver on June 3 and arrival of the 9:56 p.m. United Airlines flight from Denver on June 4.

During the seven-day closure, crews will apply a final seal coat and paint final markings on the runway and taxiway. According to Airport Director Ovid Seifers, the June dates should ensure weather and temperature conditions exist that will expedite the work. “We’ve chosen a window of time where we can finish the work as quickly as possible, with the least impact to our users as possible,” said Seifers. A 1,000 foot extension of the runway at EGE was completed last summer; however, final improvements could not take place until after a required asphalt curing period. “This will be our first opportunity to complete the work since grooving was completed in October,” he said.

Following the seal coat and painting work, June 10 will mark the beginning of the summer flight schedule, including daily non-stop service to Dallas/Ft. Worth on American Airlines, in addition to three daily flights to Denver on United. A complete flight schedule can be found at “Guests traveling into Eagle County are reaping the benefits of the runway expansion, which allows new types aircraft to fly in and out of our airport,” said Seifers. “For example, United Airlines has replaced its turbo-prop aircraft with a fleet of regional jets, providing additional seats, more room and a smoother ride for passengers. In the past, these jets were precluding from using EGE due to the shorter length of the runway,” he said.

If seal coat and painting is not completed during the planned closure, crews will work daily between 4 and 9 p.m., clearing the runway to allow arrival of the 6:10 p.m. Dallas/Ft. Worth flight. For more information, contact the Eagle County Airport at 970-328-2680.