Frequently Asked Questions

Airport code:  DRO

Advertising a business at DRO:

All advertising is handled through Local NEWS Network, Inc. of Durango, CO.  (970) 247-8000.

Airport security policies:

The Durango - La Plata County Airport follows all FAA and TSA security policies. Learn more at

Baggage delayed or arrived separately:

Passengers who have become separated from their baggage may refer to our Baggage Information page.

Check-in times:

Arrive at DRO at least 120 minutes (2 hours) prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight.  3 hours for International flights.

  • United Airlines passengers with checked bags must be processed no later than 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.  If no checked bags, then the cut-off is 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
  • All American Airlines passengers must be checked in no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Fixed-base Operations (FBO) for general aviation:

The FBO at Durango-La Plata County Airport is AvFlight Durango.  (970) 259-7400.

Funding for the Durango-La Plata County Airport:

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is an enterprise fund within the City of Durango, and is self-funded. All revenue is generated through fees charged to tenants, vendors, and passengers.  No tax revenue is received by this airport.

General aviation services at DRO:

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

Hotels near DRO:

There are many hotels in the area within an easy driving distance from the airport.  View a list of hotel choices.

Items allowed on aircraft:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website has detailed information for travelers.

Misplaced/lost item at the airport:

Visit our Lost & Found page and file a claim on line. You may also call Administration during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, (970) 382-6051. 

If an item was left on an aircraft, please refer to our Baggage Information page.

Passenger rights:

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

Staying overnight at the airport:

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

Tours of DRO:

Tours may be tailored to the specific needs of your class or group, and can usually include a trip to the Airport Fire Department.  A smart-room is available which can be used to show films, or be used as a classroom at the start of the tour.

Please complete this online form, or call Airport Administration at (970) 382-6051 to schedule your tour, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm MST.  Tours may be postponed due to weather or special events.