Closure Information



Runway Closure at the St. George Regional Airport (SGU)

Closes on May 29, 2019 – Reopens on September 26, 2019


SGU will be closed to repair the runway, which has expansive blue clay close to the surface. 5,400 feet of the runway will be removed and excavated to a depth of 17 feet to remove the blue clay. A five-foot-deep clay plug will then be placed in the bottom of the excavated area (similar to the clay liners in landfills) to prevent moisture from reaching the ground under the runway. Then at two feet below the surface, a water impermeable membrane will be placed in an area 7,000 feet long by 650 feet wide, to further prevent water from getting into the soils.

SGU Closure Frequent Questions

No. Please remove your vehicles from the parking lot after the 29th, as the parking area will be getting resurfaced and re-painted.

Yes. Phase I has begun. The contractor, JP Excavating, is on-site at the airport excavating material and creating suitable fill which will be used under the new runway as part of the stable base. Removal of this material will allow the airport to add additional hangers in the future.

Phase I, the creation of fill material, is a 45 day contract and will be finished about the first week of June. Phase II, the removal and replacement of the runway, will start May 29 and this contract is for 120 working days with completion by September 26, 2019.

The contractor will have two crews each working an 11 hour shift, Monday through Friday with weekend work added as needed to complete the project on time.

The terminal improvements will be mostly cosmetic with no expansions. We will upgrade restroom facilities, add large fans in the Canyon area to help with ventilation, and there will be some new paint and carpet in specific areas. 

Please call (435) 627-4080 for additional information.

At this time SkyWest and Delta have said that they may move some additional SGU to SLC flights to Cedar City. Please check with Delta or SkyWest for additional information.


No. Helicopters will still be able to operate into the airport. The airport will be closed to all fixed wing aircraft. 

Environmental Impact Study

Date Name
2016-07-07 _Table of Contents
2016-07-07 Appendix A; Principles of Noise Eval
2016-07-07 Appendix B Pages 195-239
2016-07-07 Appendix B; Glossary of Terms Pg 1-16
2016-07-07 Appendix B; Pages 58 -138
2016-07-07 Appendix B; Pages 139-195
2016-07-07 Appendix B; Pages 240-265
2016-07-07 Appendix C; Air Tour Survey
2016-07-07 Appendix D; Airport Redevelopment
2016-07-07 Appendix E; Aviation Forecasts
2016-07-07 Appendix F; Cultural Resources
2016-07-07 Appendix G; Biological Resources
2016-07-07 Appendix H; Air Quality
2016-07-07 Appendix I; Ambient Noise
2016-07-07 Appendix J; Water Rights
2016-07-07 Appendix K; Notice of Intent
2016-07-07 Appendix M; Properties Included
2016-07-07 Appendix N; Natl Park Coord
2016-07-07 Appendix O; Tribal Coordination
2016-07-07 Appendix P; Coor with Corps of Engineers
2016-07-07 Appendix Q; Public Hearings
2016-07-07 Appendix R; Comments and Concerns
2016-07-07 Appendix S; Noise Levels
2016-07-07 Appendix T; Audibility Eval
2016-07-07 Appendix V - Noise Model
2016-07-07 Appendix W; Noise Mitigation
2016-07-07 Appendix; MOA FAA-Zion
2016-07-07 Chapter 1; Proposed Project
2016-07-07 Chapter 2; History and Background
2016-07-07 Chapter 3; Purpose and Need
2016-07-07 Chapter 4; Alternatives
2016-07-07 Chapter 4; Public Use Airports
2016-07-07 Chapter 5 Topography
2016-07-07 Chapter 5; Affected Environment
2016-07-07 Chapter 5; Military Training Routes
2016-07-07 Chapter 5; Public Lands 2
2016-07-07 Chapter 5; Public Lands 3
2016-07-07 Chapter 5; Public Lands
2016-07-07 Chapter 5; Site Map
2016-07-07 Chapter 6; Environmental Consequences
2016-07-07 Chapter 7; Cumulative Impacts
2016-07-07 Chapter 8; DOT Land Acts
2016-07-07 Chapter 9; Preparation-distribution
2016-07-07 Comments_Individual Citizens_web112805
2016-07-07 Commments_State Agencies_web112805
2016-07-07 Correspondence - EA1
2016-07-07 Correspondence-Environmental
2016-07-07 Correspondence-National Parks
2016-07-07 Executive Summary
2016-07-07 Exhibit 4, Phase I Env Site Assess
2016-07-07 Exhibit 5
2016-07-07 Final EIS Habitat Map
2016-07-07 Noise Monitoring-Zions Park
2016-07-07 Notice of Avail_050306
2016-07-07 Pages from Correspondence-Environmental
2016-07-07 Supplemental Notice of Avail_051606

Frequently Asked Questions

Avis: 435-627-2002

Budget: 435-673-6825

Enterprise: 435-673-5647

Hertz: 435-652-9941 


Yes. For school tours and private showings, please contact the Administrative professional, by email at  or by telephone at 435-627-4081 to make arrangements. Tours will be limited to staff time availability.

Click on the following link

Contact your airline directly.

Contact the airlines directly to make reservations. Telephone numbers are listed below : 

American Airlines: 1-800-433-7300 (for flights to Phoenix)

Allegiant Airlines: 1-702-505-8888 (for flights to Mesa, AZ)

United Airlines: 1-800-864-8331 (for flights to Denver an Los Angeles)

Delta Airlines: 1-800-221-1212 (for flights to Salt Lake City) 

Parking can be paid by cash or credit card. The airport accepts Visa and MasterCard only. Cash can be paid at two locations; one inside and one outside of the terminal. Insert your ticket and payment. The kiosk will mark your ticket as paid. KEEP YOUR TICKET to insert into the parking machine as you leave the parking lot.

Lost baggage should be reported to your airline or call the SkyWest counter desk at 435-634-3480. To report personal items (other than baggage) lost on the airport, contact the Administrative professional at 435-627-4081. 

About one hour prior to the scheduled flight take off time.

At the roundabout on South Airport Parkway, follow to the entrance of the Airport Terminal. The ticket gate access lane will be on your left side. Press button to dispense a parking ticket and gate will open for access. 

Yes. The charge is $5.00 per day and can be paid by cash, check or credit.  

Paid parking is now in effect. The first hour is free and is $5.00 per day thereafter. 

Yes, please call the Airport Administration Office at 435-627-4080. 

Call the Airport Administration Office for a telephone number to Sky West Airlines. 

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8: 00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Airport Terminal is open 7 days a week, 4:45 am to Midnight.

Security and ID requirements change frequently. For more information, click on the following link to the TSA website

St. George, Utah

No, you will need to make arrangements for these in advance, click the following link to find available services

Wi-Fi at this location provided by AWI Networks, a local internet service provider.

SGU By the Numbers

  • 9,300 ft. (1.8 miles) runway expandable to 11,500 ft.
  • Built on 1,203 acres.
  • Two 50 ft. wide parallel taxiways (one partial and one full length)
  • Meets all FAA safety requirements
  • State of the Art Instrumentation Approach
  • Construction provided hundreds of local jobs in a difficult economic climate
  • Will accommodate regional jet aircraft, 737s and Airbus 319s
  • Access provided from the new Interchange two and Southern Parkway which is part of the proposed Dixie Regional Beltway
  • More property for General Aviation operations and Fixed Base Operators
  • Full ILS instrumentation and navigational aids will be available
  • Completely expandable to allow the City to meet future needs of the community and area
  • Thousands of adjacent developable acreage to accommodate economic development activities
  • Opportunities for other destinations and airlines if and when the market dictates
  • Great time to build because of low construction and material costs, with bids coming in at an average of 45% to 50% below 2007 estimates
  • Modern 35,000 sq. ft. terminal building. Terminal is expandable

New Airport Funding 

  • The total cost of the replacement airport is estimated at $159 million
  • Approx. $123 million is coming from FAA grants. The City also received an additional $3 million in ARRA funds in 2009 for the terminal building
  • Approx. $10 million is coming from Washington County through the use of Transient Room Tax
  • Approx. $23 million is coming from City transportation and water/sewer funds
  • No property tax, income or sales tax was used to fund city financial obligation for the new airport

Contact Information


4550 S Airport Pkway, St. George, Utah 84790

Phone Number

(435) 627-4080

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