Discover the 9 Largest Airports in Wyoming

Written by Jennifer Geer
Published: February 11, 2024
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Wyoming is home to two national parks, eight national forests, and 18 million acres of public land. Tourists come to Wyoming for the wildlife, such as the wild roaming herds of bison and bighorn sheep, and many other cultural treasures and scenic landscapes within the state. Wyoming only has one international airport, and some people choose to fly to nearby large hubs, like the Denver International Airport, and then drive to Wyoming. However, flying into Wyoming has its benefits, including smaller crowds and shorter wait times for security. Read on to discover the nine largest airports in Wyoming.

1. Casper/Natrona County International Airport

Aerial View of Casper, One of the largest Towns in Wyoming

The Casper/Natrona County International Airport is seven miles northwest of Casper, WY.

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  • 5,150 acres
  • 72,645 enplanements

With a land size of 5,150 acres, Casper/Natrona County International Airport (CPR) is the largest airport in Wyoming. Although it’s the largest in terms of land size, it’s only the second busiest airport in the state, with 72,645 enplanements in 2022. (Enplanement is an aviation term for passengers boarding an aircraft.) It’s also the only international airport in Wyoming. However, international flights at CPR are from charters and private jets, not commercial international flights. CPR has daily scheduled commercial flights to and from Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

2 Laramie Regional Airport

Welcome to Laramie Sign

The Laramie International Airport is the second biggest airport in Wyoming.

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  • 1,580 acres
  • 17,982 enplanements

At 1,580 acres of land nestled in the Snowy Range, the Laramie Regional Airport (LAR) is the second-largest airport in Wyoming. Originally named Brees Field, hundreds of B-24 bombers landed at the site in 1944 to bring army crews to the University of Wyoming recreation camp to take much-needed breaks in the pristine wilderness. Today, LAR offers commercial flights to the Denver International Airport.

3. Sheridan County Airport 

Two Bison In Sheridan Wyoming

The Sheridan County Airport is located in northern Wyoming in the Bighorn Mountains.

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  • 1,550 acres
  • 25,104 enplanements

At 1,550 acres, the Sheridan County Airport (SCA) is the third biggest airport in the state. The airport is located in Sheridan County, about halfway between Yellowstone Park and Mount Rushmore. The airport started in the 1930s as a Municipal Air Field for mail delivery. Today, the airport offers nonstop flights on United Express to Denver. 

4. Central Wyoming Regional Airport

Downtown Riverton, Wyoming. The view is looking East along W. Main Street.

The Central Wyoming Regional Airport is located in Riverton, WY, and offers outdoor adventures.

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  • 1,250 acres
  • 12,972 enplanements

Central Wyoming Regional Airport (RIW), formerly the Riverton Regional Airport, offers daily flights to and from Denver through United Express. The airport is located in Riverton, WY, which borders the Wind River Reservation.

5. Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport

Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport

You won’t have to pay for parking at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport.

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  • 1,242 acres
  • 15,192 enplanements

About eight miles east of Rock Springs is the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS). RKS offers daily commercial flights to Denver on United Express. One perk of flying out of this airport is the free parking located just steps away from the terminal.

6. Cheyenne Regional Airport 

Front side of historical marker at Cheyenne Regional Airport

The first de-icing equipment was used on aircraft at the Cheyenne Regional Airport.

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  • 1,060 acres
  • 19,764 enplanements

Offering daily flights to Denver, the Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) is sixth on our list. Recently renovated, the airport has a new nearly 30,000-square-foot terminal with three gates. A historical marker located outside of the airport commemorates that it was at this airport that the first deicing equipment was installed on aircraft.

7. Gillette–Campbell County Airport 

Gillette–Campbell County Airport terminal interior in Campbell County, Wyoming

Located in the northeastern corner of Wyoming, the Gillette-Campbell County Airport offers flights to and from Denver.

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  • 894 acres
  • 24,144 enplanements

Coming in at seventh on our list for largest airports, the Gillette–Campbell County Airport (GCC) is an important hub for the Powder River Basin region in the northeast corner of Wyoming. The airport offers daily flights in and out of Denver.

8. Yellowstone Regional Airport

Aerial image of the Yellowstone Regional Airport

Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, WY, is a little over 50 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

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  • 694 acres
  • 37,729 enplanements 

Located in Cody, WY, Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD) has commercial flights to and from Denver. This airport is 53 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The airport has one runway and a new terminal, which opened in 2010. 

9. Jackson Hole Airport 

Jackson Hole Airport from above, Wyoming. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).

Jackson Hole Airport is the only airport located inside of a national park.

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  • 533 acres
  • 399,897 enplanements

Though not the largest airport on our list, with only 533 acres of land, it’s the ninth biggest in Wyoming; Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is the busiest in the state. Located within Grand Teton National Park, it’s the only airport in the country to be located inside a national park. The airport was also built on a mating site for the rare sage grouse. The sage grouse population has plummeted, though the airport has invested in a nearby park restoration project in the hopes of moving the mating site away from incoming planes.

Summary of the 9 Largest Airports in Wyoming

RankAirportLand AreaEnplanements for 2022City
1Casper/Natrona County International Airport5,150 acres72,645Casper
2Laramie Regional Airport1,580 acres17,982Laramie
3Sheridan County Airport1,550 acres25,104Sheridan
4Central Wyoming Regional Airport1,250 acres12,972Riverton
5Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport1,242 acres15,192Rock Springs
6Cheyenne Regional Airport 1,060 acres19,764Cheyenne
7Gillette–Campbell County Airport894 acres24,144Gillette
8Yellowstone Regional Airport694 acres37,729Cody
9Jackson Hole Airport 533 acres399,897Jackson

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Jennifer Geer is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on animals, news topics, travel, and weather. Jennifer holds a Master's Degree from the University of Tulsa, and she has been researching and writing about news topics and animals for over four years. A resident of Illinois, Jennifer enjoys hiking, gardening, and caring for her three pugs.

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