3327 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301
Frequently Asked Questions About the Airport
History and General Information
Owned and operated by the City of Boulder, the Boulder Municipal Airport is located along the 3300 block of Airport Road, three miles northeast of Boulder's central business district. The airport began operating as a small landing strip in 1928 and now serves the general aviation needs of the community by providing business-related flight, fire and rescue services, recreational flying, flight training, parachuting, gliding, and other aviation-related activities. Although the airport is open to the general public and to visiting aircraft, no commercial airlines operate there.
The Boulder Municipal Airport generates revenue for the city by leasing airport facilities and hangars to commercial aviation companies and individual aircraft owners. Fourteen businesses currently operate at the airport, and in 2008, the airport contributed more than $60 million to the local economy. See a complete directory of airport businesses.
Based on 2008 data, approximately 50,000 take-offs and landings are conducted annually. The airport is open for daytime and nighttime operations, and the terminal building is open to the general public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where can I learn about leasing property at the Boulder Municipal Airport?
For more information, visit the Leasing Information page.
What airlines fly into Boulder Municipal Airport?
Boulder Municipal Airport is not served by commercial airlines. If you are visiting the Denver/Boulder area, we suggest flying into Denver International Airport. Several shuttle services and a public bus service (RTD SkyRide) provide ground transportation between Denver International Airport and the Boulder area.
Where can I get information about aircraft noise policies?
Please refer to our noise abatement page.
What is the city's role in airport operations?
The city is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the airport. The city works to balance the impacts of airport operations and the needs of airport users with the needs of the community. To do this, the city controls land use around the Boulder Municipal Airport and dictates procedures for aircraft operations on the ground (aircraft in the air are regulated by the FAA). The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan outlines the policy for land use around the airport, and the Airport Master Plan outlines operations of the airport.
View the Traffic Pattern for Boulder Municipal Airport.
How is the local airspace regulated?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has exclusive control of all airspace over the United States. All airspace users are subject to the FAA's Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). These regulations cover aircraft and pilot registrations, operational control of all aircraft while in the air, traffic patterns, altitude, noise, safety issues and a myriad of other aviation-related matters.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:32