Durango-La Plata County Airport

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

United Airlines adds seasonal flights to Houston and Chicago

United Airlines will add seasonal flights to Houston and Chicago from Durango in June. It is the second expansion to seasonal service the airport has announced this month. American Airlines also...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Airlines adds seasonal flight between Durango and Chicago

American Airlines will add a summer flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from June 8 to Aug. 17, 2019. Tickets for the new route can be purchased at www.aa.com beginning Monday. The...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday travel expected to be busier this year, with weather a possible factor

Southwest Colorado travelers can expect busy highways and airports this Thanksgiving week – historically the busiest travel time of the year – with a dose of winter weather thrown into the mix....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s airport sees increased summer traffic

Despite the 416 Fire, Durango-La Plata County Airport saw increased passenger traffic this summer. The number of arrivals and departures came in at 34,903 for June, a 1.3 percent increase from the...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport parking lot to close for repairs

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will close its 375-space main parking lot from Sept. 17 to Sept. 21 for repairs. Airport passengers who leave their vehicles at the airport will be asked to use...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to Los Angeles flight to end Sept. 1

Seasonal Durango to Los Angeles flights offered Saturdays will end Sept. 1, and there are no plans to increase their frequency or to extend them beyond the summer. Nichelle Tait, a spokeswoman with...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport receives $236,000 grant for taxiway rebuild

The Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday received a $236,591 federal grant to help fund the airport’s project to rebuild its taxiway. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New airport director focuses on incremental improvements

For Tony Vicari, managing the Durango-La Plata County Airport is the ideal job in an ideal locale for someone who likes to spend time on trails, whether it’s wearing hiking boots in the summer or...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air tankers play vital role in fighting 416 Fire

The Durango Air Tanker Base has already used more than 400,000 gallons of retardant this wildfire season to date, June 15, the most in a summer period since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002. A...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Air Tanker Base prepares for busy year

The Durango Air Tanker Base at the Durango-La Plata County Airport is preparing for a busy wildfire season. The base, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, was fully staffed Tuesday, about two...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport prepares for disaster

Volunteers sported fake bruises, wide-open cuts, broken bones and smears of blood as part of a mock plane crash Friday at Durango-La Plata County Airport. One woman lay on asphalt with a fake...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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