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Flagstaff Airport Mini Guide
Why is Flagstaff so Popular?
Flagstaff isn’t popular for the attractions of the city itself but for its proximity to some of nature’s most spectacular attractions including the iconic Grand Canyon, part of the world’s longest valley carved by a river. There’s also the spectacular Meteor Crater, named not after the meteor that created the crater but after the nearby town of Meteor! There’s also the lesser known Oak Creek Canyon and rather bizarrely in this region thought of as dry and hot, there’s the Arizona Snowbowl, a winter ski resort having the steepest drop of any US slope, other easier runs and accompanying accommodation and facilities. For the really energetic, there’s the near 13,000ft mountain of Humphrey’s Peak, a mere ten miles from Flagstaff.
How do I get to Flagstaff?
US Airways operate the sole commercial flight in and out of Flagstaff from Denver
. Anyone from anywhere else in the world would have to connect into Denver before continuing to Flagstaff. Last year over 50,000 people took that route for visiting the sights around Flagstaff. The airport is very small as it only has to handle the one flight per day plus some general aviation. Even so, it has a good range of services including airport information, a tourist information desk for advice on things to do and places to stay in and around Flagstaff.
There’s a great little café called Blue Moon which does delicious home cooked food and for a small airport surprisingly there’s free Wi-Fi across the airport. Car hire is available and is probably the most effective means of onward transport as buses and taxis are few and far between. There are no airport shops but the café sells newspapers and some travel accessories. If you’re being collected from the airport then those picking you up will be entitled to free parking there too!