Grand Canyon National Park Airport (IATA: GCN, ICAO: KGCN, FAA LID: GCN) is a state-owned public-use airport located in Tusayan, a CDP in unincorporated Coconino County, Arizona, United States. It is near Grand Canyon National Park, seven miles (11 km) from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The airport is primarily used for scenic tours and charter flights, but there is scheduled commercial service.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 294,436 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008 and 354,624 enplanements in 2007. According to the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as commercial service – primary.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK AIRPORT HISTORY
The present day facility incorporates the site of the first official Grand Canyon airport, a landing field authorized by the U.S. Forest Service for commercial flights in 1925. The new airport first opened for business in October 1965. The airport terminal was completed and formally dedicated on October 20, 1967.
Today, the airport is the third most active air carrier airport in the Arizona, following Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Tucson International Airport. Over 40 air taxi and commuter carriers serve the airport.
On August 16, 2009, Air Force One, carrying President Barack Obama landed at Grand Canyon Airport at about 10am local time, for a four hour visit of the Canyon by the President and his family.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK AIRPORT LOCATION
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 6609 ft.
Runway length available: 03/21 8999×150 ft.