Jackson Hole, Wyoming is going to close its airport from April 2022 through June 2022 for runway reconstruction. No commercial or private air traffic will be permitted.
While Jackson Hole isn’t heavily populated, it’s home to a number of resorts for people looking to enjoy the incredibly scenery – places like Amangani, Teton Mountain Lodge and the Four Seasons. June is the start of peak season, though May is actually a lovely time to visit most years. The airport closure will affect this, as the next-closest commercial air options are:
- Idaho Falls more than an hour and a half away (served by Delta from Salt Lake City, United from Denver, and Allegiant).
- Salt Lake City around a five hour drive away.
The airport also has plans to remodel the passenger screening area and add seating and kitchen facilities to the restaurant area.
According to the Jackson Hole Airport Board President,
We have been anticipating a runway project for a number of years and it is due for a full reconstruction.
The runway is a critical part of the transportation infrastructure and it is important that it be maintained to the highest standards. While the runway is being reconstructed, it has created a potential opportunity to complete two important terminal projects while the runway is closed.
Jackson Hole is the only commercial airport inside a National Park. The terminal is limited by the National Park Service to a height of 18 feet. The original terminal was a pioneer log cabin, but that was rebuilt and the current terminal inaugurated in 2014. There are no jet bridges, just nine hard stands. Security screening is private.
Delta, American and United all serve the airport, along with Frontier. Southwest served Jackson Hole briefly in the mid-1980s.