[Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo. Photo: jviation.com] Also known as Sardy Field, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is a public-use airport situated four miles from downtown Aspen. It’s owned and operated by Pitkin County.
Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) began as a privately-owned, public-use airport in 1946 with a single gravel landing strip. Ten years later in 1956 it was deeded to Pitkin County. It’s expanded over the years and now covers 573 acres. In 2017 there were 42,405 aircraft operations, which averaged out to 116 per day. The breakdown was 51% general aviation, 26% air taxi and 23% scheduled commercial.
The airport is one of the busiest of any ski town airports in the country. During winter there are over 170 weekly flights, including daily flights from Denver International Airport (DEN). Chicago IL and Los Angeles CA both fly direct to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, over 20 flight each week seasonally.
The single floor terminal encompasses 44,000 feet of space. Jedediah’s offers three unique services within the terminal. There’s a grab-n-go cafe, a full service restaurant, and a gift shop. In the winter there’s a grab-n-go shop in the baggage claim area.
Airlines Flying out of Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
There are three main commercial airlines flying out of Aspen’s airport. Winter is the busiest season with passengers looking to ski the slopes of Aspen’s notorious four ski resorts.
American Eagle – Year round direct non-stop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth; Seasonal direct non-stop flights to Chicago–O’Hare, Los Angeles and Phoenix–Sky Harbor.
Delta Connection – Seasonal direct non-stop flights to Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Salt Lake City.
United Express – Year round direct non-stop flights to Denver. Seasonal direct non-stop flights to Chicago–O’Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Address: 233 Airport Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
Elevation: 2,384 meters / 7,822 feet
Owner Pitkin County