Growing, growing, growing

Growing, growing, growing

Airport on pace to pass 200,000 passenger mark
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Passenger numbers at the Durango-La Plata County Airport have increased steadily during the last few years, up 15.7 percent through April over 2012, and the airport now is experiencing serious overcrowding at certain times of the day.
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Kip Turner, right, director of aviation at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, talks about improvements the airport is implementing by early June, including an additional security line and large temporary holding area for departing passengers who have passed through security, in addition to a longer-term expansion of the terminal.
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Kip Turner, director of aviation at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, shows where a temporary building will be added to the west side of the terminal to help with overcrowding and while the airport is building its expansion in the next few years.
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United Airlines passengers stow their luggage as they prepare to leave the Durango-La Plata County Airport for Denver.
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Passengers wait in the terminal at the Durango-La Plata County Airport for their early-morning flight to Denver. At certain times of the day, the waiting area for passengers who have passed through security is seriously overcrowded, needing to hold more than 300 passengers with a capacity of only 210.
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Kip Turner, director of aviation at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, talks about the improvements the airport hopes to do in the near future, including a $6 million expansion to a seriously overcrowded terminal and additional parking.
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