Durango-La Plata County Airport

Carrier’s staff shortage triggers delays

To all the fliers who have complained about an increase in cancellations and delays on flights to and from Durango-La Plata County Airport, the airport’s Deputy Director of Aviation Don Brockus...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local airport winging it with interim boss

The number of airline passengers boarding planes at the Durango-La Plata County Airport grew by 6.6 percent to 186,527 in 2012.One person making a departure is Ron Dent, director of the airport for...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing fuel cap turns plane back

An American Airlines flight to Dallas returned to the Durango-La Plata County Airport on Sunday after the fuel cap dislodged shortly after takeoff.The flight left Durango at 12:35 p.m. and landed...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

United flights delayed, but Santa’s sleigh flies

Some people may not make it home for Christmas after United flights from Denver International Airport into Durango were delayed three to six hours or canceled.The first flight from Denver scheduled...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County airport sets passenger record – again

Another quarter, another record. The Durango-La Plata County Airport saw new highs in passenger traffic for each month of the third quarter – July, August and September – this year. It was an 8...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

No blame in close air encounter at airport

From the ground, it appeared an airplane aborted its landing to avoid a helicopter Monday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, but airport officials said the helicopter played no role in the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

United network outage leads to flight delays

United Airlines had a network outage that left its website down and delayed flights across the U.S., including at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.A flight scheduled to take off at 4:01 p.m. was...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

It won’t happen in Vegas, after all

Durangoans planning on flying out for a big weekend in Sin City will have find another route to get there.Frontier Airlines has canceled its direct flights from Durango to Las Vegas because of slow...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plane crash injures 2

A fixed-wing, single-engine experimental aircraft crashed Sunday morning at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.Two men on board were transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center by ambulances from...

DATE: July 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frontier Air slated to offer direct flights to Las Vegas

All-you-can-eat buffets, pole dancers and penny slots await Durangoans while Las Vegans can soon escape the desert to see the fall colors or ski the slopes of Purgatory.Frontier Airlines on...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane passengers bumped to lighten load

Persistent hot weather in Southwest Colorado has forced American Eagle, US Airways and United Airlines to decrease passenger loads on certain flights leaving the Durango-La Plata County Airport...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local airport receives grant to grow on

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will receive $1.6 million in federal money for improvements to its terminal building, taxiway and parking areas, officials said Tuesday.A Federal Aviation...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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