Durango-La Plata County Airport

Are low airfares out of Durango too good to be true?

Oh ye hard-boiled, cynical consumers of La Plata County: Yes, those low-priced airfares you’ve seen promoted by Durango-La Plata County Airport are for real. Aviation Director Tony Vicari said the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport looks at expansion plans

An array of long-term planning options to guide expansion and development of a more efficient terminal and grounds at the Durango-La Plata County Airport were presented to the public Monday evening...

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

Terminal remodel nears completion at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Construction of a new baggage-handling facility and remodeling of the ticket counter and airline operational offices are on schedule and on budget at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The $1.7...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

United Airlines adds winter Saturday flight from Durango to Houston

United Airlines will add a winter nonstop flight on Saturdays between Durango and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The service will run from Jan. 11, 2020, to March 28, 2020, said...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is DRO more than a destination airport?

Durango-La Plata County Airport customers rarely eat lunch for hours at the Runway Cantina or have to “beeline” to another gate after getting off an aircraft, Airport Director Tony Vicari said. But...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Durango airport experiences busiest June ever

Durango-La Plata Airport recorded its busiest month ever in June, notching 37,743 departing passengers for the month. “We anticipated an increase in passenger traffic, but these record numbers are...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Houston, Chicago direct flights land in Durango

Todd Kratz of Houston has been to Durango dozens of times, but none of his trips were quite as “pleasant” as Saturday’s flight, he said. Kratz was one of 54 passengers who flew in a 104-foot long...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport lands $6.8 million in federal funding

The Durango-La Plata Airport has been awarded $6.8 million to help pay for a complete reconstruction of its 9,200-foot taxiway. Director of Aviation Tony Vicari said the total cost of the project...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial OK for $3.9 million land purchase at airport

Durango City Council offered preliminary support Tuesday for a lease-to-own purchasing mechanism authorizing the Durango-La Plata County Airport to buy about 12.5 acres of land with two buildings...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Isolated storm brings dime-sized hail, 57 mph wind gust

An isolated thunderstorm pelted downtown Durango with dime-sized hail and blasted the Durango-La Plata County Airport with a 57 mph wind gust Monday afternoon. The narrow cell tracked from north to...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

One step at a time, Durango airport moves toward terminal expansion

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to invest $270,000 this year in a long-term plan for a terminal expansion. The work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will build on a...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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