Two airlines have arrivals to Grand Junction in the near future. Local residents and frequent flyers are on board with the affordable options, travelling to Denver and Burbank.
The pent-up demand along with the amount of flights already booked creates a turnaround for the local economy.
“The fact that both of those airlines have added flights to Grand Junction just shows that they’re very confident in our future and our economic outlook,” Robin Brown elaborates, “It’s encouraging and it confirms what we’re seeing on the ground; that businesses want to come here, people are moving here, we’re growing, and our economy is really strong.”
Tourism still serves as a main driver for Grand Junction’s economy. Locals utilizing their own airport helps just as much as getting outside dollars.
With public events like Country Jam coming back, a brighter future looks promising for the summer.
“We really expect that that’s going to actually help drive visitors into our area,” Diane Schwenke shares, “I mean, it’s kind of a perfect storm for an industry that has been really hard-hit in the past year; that we’ve got the events coming back, and that we have this kind of air service. I mean, we are very fortunate in Grand Junction.”