The airport completed a 1,000-foot extension of the runway on November 2, 2011. The longer runway allows existing flights to accommodate more passengers and will result in greater efficiency and passenger convenience. The extension does NOT allow larger jets to fly into/out of the airport. Pitkin County regulations prohibit larger aircraft due to airfield constraints. County Commissioners reaffirmed wingspan and gross weight restrictions in 2005.The Federal Aviation Administration covered approximately 82 percent of the $15.4 million cost.