Vail Airport Reopens After Expansion

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on September 6, 2009 8:19 pm

Vail Eagle County Airport has reopened after an extensive upgrade of it’s runway that added over 1000 feet in length.  This is welcome news for all the ski resorts in the area…Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge as now more planes will be able to land there.  The runway expansion is part of a $60 million dollar upgrade that will also include an expansion of the terminal and an upgrade to the radar. 

It is likely the expansion will allow Vail Eagle to garner new routes from other cities to feed the ski resorts and boost skier and snowboard visits.  Vail Eagle had been closed since mid April.