Durango La Plata County (DRO) Airport
Durango La Plata County DRO Airport Overview
DRO Airport is located 15 miles southeast of the historic town of Durango, in southern Colorado, close to the border with New Mexico, and is accessible by US 160 and US 550.
With a long runway and around 300K passengers a year, Durango Airport is presently served by American Eagle, Frontier, United Express and US Airways, offering nonstop daily service to some major US airport hubs, with connections worldwide.
Durango Airport is open 24/7. TSA checkpoint opens usually 90 mins before first departure of the day - until final departure flight of the day.
The passenger terminal at Durango Airport is modern and compact, and offers a great view of mountain peaks. Services include Wi-Fi access (Brainstorm, Free Public or 'Highspeed4U' pay WiFi options), afull-service restaurant & bar at pre-security, and a grab-&-go food store and a bar at post-security. It also offers a gift shop, an ATM machine and rental car counters. This terminal is in need for upgrades - however, this option has many constraints.
Current airlines serving the terminal:
American - tel. 800 433 7300
United Express - tel. 800 864 8331&
US Airways - tel. 800 428 43222.
Current & future Airport developments: According to the Durango Herald article of March 2015 the City Council passed a resolution in support of pursuing a new $85M passenger terminal located to the East of the runway (referred to as 'Option 3'). The next steps will be taken by the County commissioners. Durango's Major is still preferring to have the current terminal overhauled instead. As Option 3 would require a tax hike - the outcome will largely depend on the November vote of its citizens. If voted for the new terminal, it would take another 18 months for completion.