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. The airport is located in Tusayan, Arizona, seven miles from the South Rim and two miles from the park entrance.
The current airport is built on the site of the first Grand Canyon Airport that was 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 an Advanced Level Plus Sustainable Building Award from the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program designed by LEA Architects, LLC.
The Grand Canyon National Park Airport is planning several improvements over the next 10 years, including drainage improvements, a new 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, this 9,000 feet by 150 feet and is capable of supporting aircraft with a weight-bearing capacity of a 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 to 2000 June 1 through Sept. 30, and 0700 to 1900 Oct. 1 through May 31. It is available at other times when prior arrangements are made.