The Grand Canyon National Park Airport serves the number one tourist site in the State of Arizona and is the only state owned airport in the state. It is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation. The airport is located in Tusayan, AZ, seven miles from the South Rim and two miles from the Park Entrance.
The airport was built on the site of the first Grand Canyon Airport built in 1925. The current airport opened in October 1965 and the airport terminal was completed and dedicated on October 20, 1967.
Grand Canyon National Park Airport completed the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility (ARFF) Maintenance Building in 2010 and held the Grand Opening of that building on June 16, 2010. This new building has received a Sustainable Building Award from the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program designed by LEA Architects, LLC – Advanced Level Plus.
The Grand Canyon National Park Airport is planning several improvements over the next ten years including a new; drainage improvements, a holding ramp and the design and construction of a new terminal building (2010-2020). The new terminal facility will support scheduled airline operations from across the country changing the way travelers arrive at the Grand Canyon National Park.
The airport has one runway, 3/21, 9000 feet x 150 feet and capable of supporting aircraft with a weight bearing capacity of single wheel 88.0, double wheel 108.0 and double tandem 160.0
The airport has Aircraft Crash and Rescue services available during the control tower operating hours – 0600-2000 June 1 – September 30 and 0700-1900 October 1 – May 31. It is available at other times when prior arrangements are made.
Airport Frequencies are:
119.0 Canyon Tower
121.9 Canyon Ground
For Fuel Service call 928.638.7117
For Additional Information contact Airport Management at 928.638.2446