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American Airlines outage hits home

American Airlines passengers across the country found themselves stranded Tuesday because of a computer outage, causing all of its flights to be grounded until 5 p.m. One American flight from the...

DATE: April 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mechanical problem turns Dallas flight around

An American Eagle flight that departed for Dallas at 12:30 p.m. Sunday was forced to return to the Durango-La Plata County Airport after experiencing mechanical problems.“It took off normally,”...

DATE: March 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crowding weighs down airport

During a one-hour window at Durango-La Plata County Airport, four planes take off and another four land. People cram into the holding area, waiting for their boarding number to be called. Others...

DATE: March 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Relief coming for airport bottleneck

WASHINGTON – Durango-La Plata County Airport should have a second X-ray machine for carry-on luggage operational by May or June, just weeks after its body scanner is moved to a different airport,...

DATE: March 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Passengers missing flights at airport

At least 20 travelers have missed their flights at a wildly congested Durango-La Plata County Airport in the last week because they couldn’t get through security in time, airport and airline...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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