The Info List - Canyonlands Field

Canyonlands Field (IATA: CNY, ICAO: KCNY, FAA LID: CNY) is in Grand County, Utah, United States 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Moab.[1] The airport is used for general aviation and 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, and 7,048 in 2013. 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 during the mid 1960s with 6,900-foot (2,100 m) runway 15/33, 150-foot (46 m) wide. This runway was replaced in 1985 with the current NE/SW runway.[4]

The original Frontier Airlines began serving the previous airfield, Grand County Airport, in 1959 followed by service into the then-new Canyonlands Field from the mid 1960s until the early 1970s. In 1959, Frontier was operating Douglas DC-3 service direct to Denver, Colorado with intermediate Colorado stops in Grand Junction, Montrose, Gunnison, and Pueblo.[5] By 1967, Frontier was serving the new airport with Convair 580 turboprops with direct flights to Albuquerque (ABQ), Denver (DEN), El Paso (ELP), Phoenix (PHX), Salt Lake City (SLC) and Tucson (TUS) via various intermediate stops en route.[6] Frontier was still serving Moab in 1970 with nonstop Convair 580 flights to Grand Junction (GJT) with continuing service to Denver.[7]

Following the cessation of service by Frontier, several commuter airlines served Moab at different times over the years primarily with flights to Salt Lake City. These air carriers included Transwestern Airlines[8] and Alpine Aviation[9] which both operated small Piper Aircraft twin prop airplanes on the route. Other commuter airlines providing service to Salt Lake City included Air Midwest, Salmon Air and Sun Valley Key Airlines.[10][11]

Great Lakes Airlines arrived on January 6, 2007 with two daily flights to Denver International Airport with Beechcraft 1900D turboprops.[12] On December 5, 2011, Great Lakes began a daily nonstop flight to Vernal, Utah as an extension of its Denver service. Great Lakes subsequently ceased all service to Moab.[13]

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations
Boutique Air Denver, Salt Lake City
United Express Denver (begins May 1, 2018)[14]

Boutique Air operates Pilatus PC-12 turboprop aircraft on all flights.

New United Express service operated by SkyWest Airlines via a code sharing agreement with United Airlines will be flown with Canadair CRJ-200 regional jets.


Canyonlands Field covers 985 acres (399 ha) at an elevation of 4,557 feet (1,389 m). Its runway, 3/21, is 7,100 by 75 feet (2,164 m × 23 m) asphalt.[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. However, the helipad will remain open.

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. ^ http://core.tdar.org/document/23099
  5. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, July 1, 1959 Frontier Airlines system timetable
  6. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Oct. 29, 1967 Frontier Airlines system timetable
  7. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Oct. 25, 1970 Frontier Airlines route map
  8. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 edition, Official Airline Guide (OAG), Moab to Salt Lake City flight schedules
  9. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Feb. 15, 1989; Oct. 1, 1991; April 2, 1995 editions, Official Airline Guide (OAG), Moab to Salt Lake City flight schedules
  10. ^ http://www.go-utah/salmon-air/
  11. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 15, 1974 Sun Valley Key Airlines route map
  12. ^ http://www.airliners.net, photo of Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D at Canyonlands Field (KCNY)
  13. ^ http://www.flygreatlakes.com, Route Map
  14. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275031/united-skywest-schedules-additional-denver-routes-in-2q18/

External links

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