Business View Magazine | September 2019

110 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2019 stop service to Mesa, Arizona in April, and United Airlines started non-stop service to Chicago in June.” The Airport is not only reliable for its planned passengers, it’s becoming a top option for airlines forced to divert from their original Colorado destinations. “Some of our neighboring airports experience much more extreme weather conditions and there’s less collaboration between the airport and the airlines, so their on-time performance is much lower; it’s very common for flights to be cancelled going in and out of them and we just don’t have that here,” Padalecki notes. Growth and reliability – the hallmarks of Grand Junction Regional Airport – do not go unnoticed by Director of Operations, Mark Papko, who concludes, “To see that growth, in addition to receiving over 370 diversions last year, and still taking home some of those awards, like the five-star performance rating, speaks volumes.” PREFERRED VENDORS n Colorado Mesa University n SCL Health We invest in Mesa County, so you can stay in Mesa County. You want the best care for yourself and your loved ones . That’s why you should know that no other medical facility in the region makes greater investments in patient care than St. Mary’s. And more than just buildings and equipment, we support one of the highest people investments in the region. Highly skilled caregivers, with the best tools available, right here at home. (970) 298-CARE