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Aspen Airport: By The Numbers

Aspen Airport:
By The Numbers

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Yesterday, we wrote about what it's like to fly into Aspen, CO. Today, we're breaking down Aspen's airport by the numbers. As one of the highest airports in the US, Aspen has some very interesting statistics.

Encore Icon 7,837 Feet

Field elevation of Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (KASE). This makes Aspen the second highest airport in the US with commercial airline service.

Encore Icon 14,156 Feet

The elevation of the highest mountain within a 10-mile radius of the airport (Maroon Bells Peak). This makes Maroon Bells over a mile higher (6,319 feet) than KASE.

Encore Icon 95 Feet

The maximum aircraft wingspan allowed in KASE. The wingspan restriction exists to allow a safe distance between the centerline of the runway and the centerline of the taxiway for aircraft.

Encore Icon 100,000 Pounds

The maximum certificated gross landing weight of aircraft allowed to land at KASE.

Encore Icon 8,780 Feet

The Minimum Descent Altitude of the lowest approach into KASE. The LOC DME Rwy 15 approach brings planes down to 1,043 feet above the touchdown zone, which is significantly higher than instrument approaches at most airports.

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The number of aircraft operations between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.

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The average number of aircraft operations per day.

Encore Icon 23:00 Local to 07:00 Local

KASE airport curfew. No aircraft operations are allowed between these times.

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The number of days it snowed at KASE in December, 2013.

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Anyone know the highest airport in the US with scheduled commercial passenger service? Tell us in the comments!

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