ADOT kicks off master plan study for Grand Canyon airport

Two-year study to develop a guide for future airport development

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation, owner and operator of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, is starting a two-year process to update the airport’s master plan, a document that guides its development.

Arizonans are welcome to be part of this process by providing questions, concerns and other comments to ADOT’s study team.

Airport master plans, required by the Federal Aviation Administration, set the short-, intermediate- and long-term development goals. The update for Grand Canyon National Park Airport will evaluate the facility’s capabilities and role, forecast future aviation demand and plan facility improvements to meet that demand over the next 20 years.

“Our plan will focus specifically on maintaining safety and security for the airport and planning for incremental development that meets future aviation demand and helps the airport be self-sufficient while remaining flexible as things change,” Grand Canyon Airport Manager Michael Thomas said.

The master plan will also evaluate environmental requirements and ways to remain environmentally sustainable.

Those wishing to provide questions, concerns and other comments for the study team to address can do so in three ways:

  • Online at azdot.gov/gcnairportmasterplan
  • Mail to Grand Canyon Airport Master Plan Study, c/o Coffman Associates, 4835 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 235, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
  • Over the phone at 1.800.574.6334

Public workshops will also be held throughout the study period. Those begin next year.

For more information on the Grand Canyon Airport and the master plan study, please visit azdot.gov/gcnairportmasterplan.