Frequently Asked Questions
Airport code: DRO
Advertising a business at DRO:
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Airport security policies:
The Durango - La Plata County Airport follows all FAA and TSA security policies. Learn more at tsa.gov.
Baggage delayed or arrived separately:
Passengers who have become separated from their baggage may refer to our Baggage Information page.
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:
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.
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.