Seattle and Cortez airports and terminals
Airports in Seattle WA, US
SeaTac Airport (SEA)
Distance from City Center: 10.9 miles
Airports in Cortez CO, US
Telluride Regional Airport (TEX)
Distance from City Center: 55.6 miles
La Plata (DRO)
Distance from City Center: 47 miles
Farmington Municipal Airport (FMN)
Distance from City Center: 45.5 miles
Montezuma County (CEZ)
Distance from City Center: 4.3 miles
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Flights to Cortez
While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.
When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.
If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.
Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.
Cortez Municipal Airport Information
At Orbitz.com, you can find budget flights to Cortez and manage your trip using the site's travel planner tools. When you fly into Cortez, you will arrive at the Cortez Municipal Airport, which is located about four miles outside of the city on County Road F. Great Lakes Airlines offers flights into Cortez from Denver. If you are coming from another location, Orbitz.com can help you find connections on codeshare airlines.
Transportation from the Cortez Municipal Airport
There are two car-rental companies located on-site at the Cortez Municipal Airport. With Orbitz.com, you can book your car online with either Hertz or Enterprise Rent-A-Car. If you prefer to take a taxi, Save a Buck Taxi Service and Cortez Cab both offer service from the airport into the city. The drive usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
Weather in Cortez
The weather in Cortez can vary dramatically throughout the year. Summers are hot, and it can get up to 90°F during July. In the winter, the weather is relatively mild in comparison with the rest of the state. Temperatures drop to about 40°F during the coldest months of December and January.
Highlights of Cortez
Cortez is home to a number of archaeological sites, including Mesa Verde National Park and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Other attractions that specialize in the history of the region include the Cortez Cultural Center and the Hovenweep National Monument. After you have booked your flights to Cortez, you can round out your trip by checking for special deals and offers on hotels and activities around Colorado.
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