Durango-La Plata County Airport

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

Work to begin this week on upgrades to Durango-La Plata County Airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will break ground Thursday on a $1.6 million project to enhance the functionality of its 30-year-old terminal. The project, expected to be completed Nov. 1, will...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport approved for $3.9 million land purchase

Durango-La Plata County Airport has been given the green light to pursue a $3.9 million purchase of 12.5 acres to help meet future expansion needs. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport plans to purchase property for expansion

The city announced Friday that the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to buy land and two commercial building across the street from the airport to expand. The contract includes a $3.9 million...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport passenger numbers up in 2018, despite 416 Fire

Commercial passenger traffic at the Durango-La Plata County Airport increased to 378,876 combined arrivals and departures in 2018, an increase of 6,549 passengers, or 1.8 percent, compared with...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite shutdown, TSA agents in Durango show up for work

Despite the partial government shutdown entering its 34th day, and federal workers about to miss their second paycheck, Transportation Security Administration agents at the Durango-La Plata County...

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

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