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Canyonlands Field
Canyonlands Field Logo.jpg
Airport typePublic
Owner Grand County
Serves Moab, Utah
Elevation  AMSL4,557 ft / 1,389 m
Coordinates 38°45′18″N 109°45′17″W / 38.75500°N 109.75472°W / 38.75500; -109.75472
CANYONLANDS FIELD Latitude and Longitude:

38°45′18″N 109°45′17″W / 38.75500°N 109.75472°W / 38.75500; -109.75472
CNY is located in Utah
CNY is located in the United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 7,100 2,164 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations10,150
Based aircraft14

Canyonlands Field ( IATA: CNY, ICAO: KCNY, FAA LID: CNY) is in Grand County, Utah 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Moab. [1] The airport sees one airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the airport had 2,870 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, [2] 3,982 in 2009 2,701 in 2010, [3] 9,181 in 2011, 7,955 in 2012, 7,048 in 2013, and 9,843 (unofficial) in 2017. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).


Canyonlands Field opened about 1964-65 with 6,900-foot (2,100 m) runway 15/33, 140-foot (43 m) wide. 1985 airport info This runway was replaced in 1985 with the current NE/SW runway, 75 feet wide. [4]

From 1959 to 1965 the original Frontier Airlines served the previous airfield, Grand County Airport ( 38°29′17″N 109°26′56″W / 38.488°N 109.449°W / 38.488; -109.449) eight miles southeast of Moab, followed by service to Canyonlands from 1965 to 1974. In 1959 Frontier Douglas DC-3s flew direct to Denver with stops in Grand Junction, Montrose, Gunnison, and Pueblo. [5] From the new airport Frontier Convair 580s flew direct to Albuquerque, Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Tucson with stops. [6] By late 1970 Frontier 580s flew to Denver via Grand Junction. [7] Service was suspended in 1973 for airport construction but returned for much of 1974 before ending by the end of 1974. Sun Valley Key Commuter Airlines then flew to Grand Junction to connect with Frontier flights to Denver.

Several commuter airlines served Moab mainly with flights to Salt Lake City, Denver, or Grand Junction. These carriers are funded through the federal government Essential Air Service Program, and their service comes up for bid every two years. These airlines included:

Western Air Stages 1973, a Beech Queen Air 80 to Grand Junction.

Sun Valley Key Commuter 1975, Piper Navajos to Salt Lake City and Grand Junction

SkyWest Airlines 1975, summer seasonal Piper Navajos to Page, Arizona and Las Vegas.

Transwestern Airlines 1979/1980, Piper Navajo to Salt Lake City and Blanding, Utah. [8]

Alpine Air 1980s through mid 1990s, Pipers to Salt Lake City. [9] TheOAG shows no air service to Moab for several years in the late 1990s until June 7, 2001.

Great Lakes Airlines dba United Express June 7, 2001 to early 2004, Beech 1900Ds to Denver and Phoenix. The Phoenix flight stopped in Page, Arizona.

Salmon Air May, 2004 to June, 2006, Piper Navajos to Salt Lake City. [10] [11]

Air Midwest dba America West Express July 2, 2006 to Nov. 3, 2007, Beechcraft 1900Ds to Salt Lake City and Phoenix. The Phoenix flight stopped in Farmington, New Mexico.

Air Midwest dba US Airways Express Nov. 4, 2007 to Jan. 5, 2008, same as above.

Great Lakes Airlines returned on January 6, 2008 operating under their own identity with two daily Beechcraft 1900Ds to Denver International Airport. [12] Daily nonstop flights were later added to Vernal, Ely, and Prescott as an extension of its Denver service. Great Lakes ended service to Moab in January, 2014. [13]

SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection March 2, 2014 to April 2015, Embraer 120s to Salt Lake City. There was then no air service at Moab for about a year.

Boutique Air Mar. 30, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2018, Pilatus PC-12s to Denver and Salt Lake City.

SkyWest Airlines returned on May 1, 2018 (now as United Express) with Canadair CRJ-200s to Denver.

Airline and destination


United Express Denver

The United Express service is operated by SkyWest Airlines via a code sharing agreement with United Airlines and is flown with Canadair CRJ-200s.


Canyonlands Field covers 985 acres (399 ha) at an elevation of 4,557 feet (1,389 m). Its runway, 3/21, is 7,360 by 100 feet (2,243 m × 30 m) asphalt, with displaced thresholds. [1]

In the year ending August 30, 2011 the airport had 10,150 aircraft operations, average 27 per day: 53% general aviation, 33.5% air taxi, 12% airline, and 1.5% military. 14 aircraft were then based at this airport: 86% single-engine and 14% ultralight. [1] The airport will be closed for facility upgrades until May 2018, but the helipad will remain open.

With the addition of regional jets in 2018, the terminal building underwent a major expansion.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CNY ( Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  4. ^
  5. ^, July 1, 1959 Frontier timetable
  6. ^, Oct. 29, 1967 Frontier timetable
  7. ^, Oct. 25, 1970 Frontier map
  8. ^, Nov. 15, 1979 edition, Official Airline Guide
  9. ^, Feb. 15, 1989; Oct. 1, 1991; April 2, 1995 editions, Official Airline Guide
  10. ^ http://www.go-utah/salmon-air/[ permanent dead link]
  11. ^, April 15, 1974 Sun Valley Key Airlines route map
  12. ^, photo of Great Lakes 1900D at Canyonlands
  13. ^, Route Map

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