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Boutique Air starts Cortez flights this weekend

Boutique Air flights from Cortez to Denver and Phoenix started this weekend. The airline will offer three daily flights from the Cortez Municipal Airport to Denver and one to Phoenix starting...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Direct flights from Durango to L.A. end with a contest

Compared to the odds for being struck by lightning, which are better than winning Powerball, the odds for winning a free trip to Los Angeles could hardly have been better Saturday. To celebrate the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Plane with nose-gear problems lands safely at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A commercial aircraft landed safely Monday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport after reporting nose-gear problems. “United Airlines Flight 5849 is on the ground without incident,” said Tony...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New LA flight debuts at Durango airport

Denver, Phoenix and Dallas are destinations with direct flights into the Durango-La Plata County Airport and on Saturday, a long-awaited link to Los Angeles was completed. The first flight from...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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TSA sending help to Chicago for O’Hare’s security

© 2016, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is sending more bomb-sniffing dogs – and bomb-detecting people, too – to Chicago’s O’Hare International and...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Plane with possible landing gear issue lands safely

An American Airlines flight thought to have landing gear troubles landed safely Wednesday morning at Durango-La Plata County Airport. Kip Turner, director of aviation, said American Airlines flight...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nonprofit could be helpful in recruiting new airline service

The Durango-La Plata County Airport Commission did not seem eager Thursday to spend more airport dollars to court new service right away, but it may seek help from a community nonprofit to bring...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Blizzard shuts down Denver airport, hundreds of miles of highways

DENVER – A powerful spring blizzard stranded travelers at Denver’s airport and shut down hundreds of miles of highway in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska as it spread into the Midwest on Wednesday....

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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New Denver flight comes to Cortez

The number of people flying from the Cortez Municipal Airport in 2015 was the lowest since at least the 1970s, according to the airport manager. From almost 9,000 passengers in 2013, the number...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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American Airlines to offer direct flight Durango to Los Angeles

American Airlines will offer a direct flight between Durango and Los Angeles on Saturdays from June 2 through Aug. 22, said Kip Turner, director of aviation at Durango-La Plata County Airport....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango-La Plata County Airport ranks gets low marks for delays compared to other airports

For routine travelers such as Bayfield resident Ron Martin, the Durango-La Plata County Airport seems to have its share of delays and cancellations. “It's pretty much a shared frustration that we...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Delays, cancellations and complaints about lines at Denver International Airport

DENVER (AP) – Cancellations and sporadic delays plagued holiday travel at Denver International Airport on Monday during a record-breaking week of passenger traffic. Heath Montgomery, an airport...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News