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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 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | 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

Trump pushes for privatizing US air traffic control

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump made his case Monday for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system, arguing that it will enhance safety and reduce wait times for consumers. Declaring...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

2016 was busiest year ever at DIA

DENVER – Denver International Airport has set another record for passenger traffic. Nearly 58.3 million travelers passed through the airport in 2016, soaring by more than 4 million people over the...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

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

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