Frequently Asked Questions

My bag did not arrive, what do I do?

View the baggage webpage for information on filing a claim.

What Fixed Base Operations (FBO) services are available?

The FBO at Durango-La Plata County Airport is AvFlight Durango. Contact them at 970-259-7400 for more information.

What general aviation services does the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) provide?

General Aviation information for DRO is available on our general aviation page, and on AirNav.

What hotels are near the Durango-La Plata County Airport?

There are many hotels in the area to choose from, and they all share a very similar drive time from the airport. View a listing of local hotel choices.

What is the airport code for Durango-La Plata County Airport?


I left / lost something at the airport, who do I contact?

You may contact lost and found at (970) 382-6051. If you left something on the plane you need to file a claim on the website for the applicable airline. Visit, or and search for, "Lost and Found."

I want to advertise my business/company at the Airport, who do I contact?

All advertising is handled through FASTSIGNS. Contact Laurie Sigillito at (970) 247-8000.

What are my rights as a passenger?

A guide to your rights as a passenger is available from the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Can I spend the night at the airport?

Yes. The terminal is open 24 hours per day for the convenience of our passengers. Seating, restrooms, water, and vending machines are available.

Does the Durango-La Plata County Airport offer tours?

Yes. If your class, group, or after school club is learning about aviation, weather, economic opportunities, or you just think coming out to the airport would be a cool idea, we would love to have you.

This tour can usually include a trip to the Airport Fire Department. There, our Airport Fire & Rescue (ARFF) personnel would take you on a tour of their building, and show some of their equipment, including our two fire trucks.

We can tailor a tour to your groups specific needs. We also have a room available that can be used to show films, or other teaching aids are also available.

Tours are given from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday year-round. Please call the airport at (970) 382-6051 to schedule.

Does the Durango-La Plata County Airport receive local tax dollars?

No, it does not. The Durango-La Plata County Airport is considered an enterprise fund. This means that we generate all of own revenue.

What can I bring with me on my flight?

Information about what can be included in checked and carry-on baggage is available at TSA.

What are the airport's security policies?

Durango - La Plata County Airport follows all FAA and TSA security policies. You can learn more at TSA.

How early do I need to arrive for my flight?

Domestic Travel - You should arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Ticket counters close automatically 30 minutes prior to the departure time of each flight, so this allows you one hour to check in and go through security.

International Travel - You should arrive at the airport two hours before your scheduled departure time.