Boulder Municipal Airport
Boulder Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport, providing business, private, recreational and emergency aviation services to the City of Boulder and surrounding communities. Boulder Municipal Airport does not offer commercial airline service.
For commercial flights into the Denver/Boulder area, use Denver International Airport.
The main runway at the Boulder Municipal Airport (BMA) will be undergoing improvements beginning Sept. 8, with an expected completion date of Oct. 23. This work is being conducted as part of the city’s commitment to the airport’s safe and efficient operation and maintenance.
BMA will be partially closed during asphalt rehabilitation of Runway 8/26, which is the airport’s primary taxiway and parking area. Additionally, all runway lighting and signage will be replaced with energy efficient LED fixtures. The closure is expected to last from Sept. 8 to Oct. 23.
Runway 8/26G, primarily used for glider operations, will remain open and available for powered aircraft use during this time. Runway 8/26G requires aircraft to back taxi. Night and touch-no-go operations are prohibited. Pilots should reference the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notices to Airmen and the BMA webpage during construction. Normal operations are expected to resume by Oct. 23.
- The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is hosting drive-in movie events at the Boulder Municipal Airport this summer. For more information, view BIFF's Drive-In Event Webpage
- CDOT Economic Impact: The Colorado Department of Transportation has released the latest Economic Impact report for the Boulder Municipal Airport. The 2020 study measured the economic impacts of Boulder Municipal airport in several areas, including jobs and business revenue.
- Transient aircraft: Please check in with Journeys Aviation (in the terminal) if you park on the east-half of the ramp or Specialty Flight Training (Hanger 3324) if you park on the west-half of the ramp.
- Glider runway operations: Simultaneous take-offs and landings are prohibited on Runway 8/26 and 8G/26G due to their close proximity (197 feet centerline to centerline). Powered aircraft must yield to glider traffic on final or initiate a go-around to ensure proper spacing.
- Denver International Airport noise: Please click on the "Aircraft Noise" button above for information about DIA traffic over south Boulder.
- TFR for University of Colorado Football Games: If flying into or out of Boulder on a CU football home game day, please contact the FBO at 303-449-4210 in advance to obtain critical information about entering/exiting the FAA temporary flight restriction (TFR) radius.
Where is the Boulder Municipal Airport Located?
The Boulder Municipal Airport is located along the 3300 block of Airport Road.
Where can I learn about leasing property at the Boulder Municipal Airport?
For more information, visit the Leasing Information webpage.
What airlines fly into Boulder Municipal Airport?
Boulder Municipal Airport is not served by commercial airlines. If you are visiting the Denver/Boulder area, we suggest flying into Denver International Airport. Several shuttle services and a public bus service (RTD SkyRide) provide ground transportation between Denver International Airport and the Boulder area.
Where can I get information about aircraft noise policies?
Please refer to the Noise Abatement Web page.
What is the city's role in airport operations?
The city is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the airport. The city works to balance the impacts of airport operations and the needs of airport users with the needs of the community. To do this, the city controls land use around the Boulder Municipal Airport and dictates procedures for aircraft operations on the ground (aircraft in the air are regulated by the FAA). The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan outlines the policy for land use around the airport, and the Airport Master Plan outlines operations of the airport.
What is the traffic pattern for the Boulder Municipal Airport?
View the Traffic Pattern for Boulder Municipal Airport.
How is the local airspace regulated?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has exclusive control of all airspace over the United States. All airspace users are subject to the FAA's Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). These regulations cover aircraft and pilot registrations, operational control of all aircraft while in the air, traffic patterns, altitude, noise, safety issues and a myriad of other aviation-related matters.
What and when is Airport Day?
Airport Day is a fun, low-key event for the whole family, held every other year on Father's Day weekend at the Boulder Municipal Airport.
Who can I contact about the airport?
For more information, contact Airport Management at 303-441-3108 or email [email protected].
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
A guide for how to legally and safely operate unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, in the city of Boulder.
The BMA has a voluntary noise abatement program. Noise abatement procedures are designed to minimize the level of aircraft noise.
The airport has 80 t-hangars grouped into three categories based on their amenities. To check availability, call Airport Administration.
Boulder Municipal Airport is a General Aviation airport and does not have commercial airline service.
Boulder Municipal Airport Facility Specifications. Includes FAA Identifier, Airport Operations, Airport Communications and Runway Info.
General Approach and Landing, Departure, and Pattern Procedures - Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only.
The goals and vision outlined in the Airport Master Plan attempt to provide a safe, self-sufficient and community-oriented general aviation
Boulder Municipal Airport provides private, business, recreational and emergency services to the City of Boulder and surrounding community.