Air transport

Flight cancellations at Durango airport more than double

The number of flight cancellations at Durango-La Plata County Airport has more than doubled this year because of harsh snowstorms and summer thunderstorms. United Airlines and American Airlines...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Suicidal man causes lockdown at Albuquerque airport

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque’s largest airport is on lockdown as police try to take a reported suicidal man into custody in the main terminal. Authorities say all incoming flights to Albuquerque...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Boutique Air CEO outlines plans for Cortez at public forum

Representatives from Boutique Air on Monday talked about recent problems with their service at Cortez Municipal Airport and hinted about upcoming changes. Boutique has been Cortez’s primary...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez to hold public forum on Boutique Air

The city of Cortez is holding a public meeting on Monday to gather residents’ feedback on Boutique Air, which serves the Cortez Municipal Airport. Boutique Air has served as Cortez’s sole airline...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez airport sees increase in flight cancellations

Boutique Air flights at the Cortez Municipal Airport got off to a bumpy start this year, and the company blames turbulent weather and mechanical problems. Airport Manager Russ Machen said the...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

United Airlines flight lands safely with smoke in plane

A United Airlines flight that departed Durango en route for Denver on Thursday morning was turned around shortly after takeoff because of a report of smoke in the aircraft. Flight No. 4473 departed...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air moves toward two-engine planes in Cortez

One year after introducing a line of one-engine aircraft to the Cortez Municipal Airport, Boutique Air has increased its use of two-engine airplanes. When Boutique first started flying out of the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Frontier Airlines fined for long delays in Denver snowstorm

DENVER – The U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday it fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for keeping passengers stuck on a dozen aircraft on the Denver airport tarmac for more than three...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Here’s why you pay $249 to fly to Denver from Cortez

When Boutique Air raised its ticket prices in Cortez this summer, some customers accused the airline of unfair pricing. The reality is more complex. Boutique started serving the Cortez Municipal...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boutique Air prices and flight numbers go up

As Boutique Air approaches its first anniversary serving the Cortez Municipal Airport, its ticket prices are going up – but so is the number of people buying those tickets, airport manager Russ...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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