Economic Impact of Colorado Airports

The Telluride Regional Airport is tucked high in the rugged southwest Rocky Mountains of Colorado at an elevation just over 9000 feet above sea level.

For many, the Telluride regional airport serves as the gateway to this remote region of Colorado.

The airport’s commercial and private general aviation traffic fuels the local Telluride economy with visitors ready to enjoy all of its fine amenities.

This type of air traffic requires fuel and specialized services. And this is exactly what the Telluride Regional Airport provides for the thousands who pass through the airport each year.

Air traffic at the Telluride Airport is converted into business revenue for the airport and the surrounding Telluride community.

The airport generated nearly $52 million in business revenue related to airport activity and visitor spending.

Business revenue equals jobs. The airport is associated with supporting 414 jobs. And these jobs produced over $18 million in annual payroll.