Durango-La Plata County Airport

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans terminal remodel to aid airline staff

The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members. The airport expects to spend $465,000 on the remodel and $350,000 on...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loaded gun found at Durango airport checkpoint

A loaded firearm was found at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA said in a news release...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport resuming flights to LAX

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is celebrating the return of seasonal nonstop Saturday service to Los Angeles International Airport by giving away a free weekend trip for two to LA. Airport...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Travelers pack airport lots during Thanksgiving Day holiday

Travelers packed the Durango-La Plata County Airport’s parking lots over Thanksgiving, forcing the airport to open up an improvised parking area. “Never before have we seen such demand for...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango-Los Angeles flight to return next summer

American Airlines will offer direct flights again next summer from Durango to Los Angeles. Flights will run every Saturday beginning June 3 through Aug. 19, similar to what was provided this summer...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Endangered mice found near Durango-La Plata County Airport

Endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mice found near the Durango-La Plata County Airport could force plans for the access road to change. Surveys that ended in August found federally protected mice...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane with nose-gear problems lands safely at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A commercial aircraft landed safely Monday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport after reporting nose-gear problems. “United Airlines Flight 5849 is on the ground without incident,” said Tony...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workforce development board weighs airport ballot item

Arguments for and against an airport expansion ballot question this fall were presented Wednesday to the Southwest Colorado Workforce Development Board. The ballot measure would raise taxes –...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango to mourn Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss on Saturday

For five days, the coverage of the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a member of the Blue Angels has focused on his life as a pilot. But for La Plata County residents, the Durango native was the kid...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill in Durango

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday stopped at the Durango-La Plata County Airport to sign Senate Bill 16-168 into law, allowing counties and municipalities to enter into authorities with...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental questions present challenge for Durango airport

Potential hurdles for an expansion of the Durango-La Plata County Airport came to light Tuesday during a joint meeting of the Durango City Council and the La Plata County Commissioners. ...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News