Fantastic news. As of June 9th, 2011, Durango’s La Plata County Airport has begun service with American Eagle (subsidiary of American Airlines) with daily non-stop flights to/from Dallas, TX. The flights leave Dallas, TX at 8:25am and arrive in Durango, CO at 10:15am. Turn-around flights leave Durango at 11am and reach Dallas at 1:55pm. Flights will be aboard a 50-passenger regional style jet.
This opens the door for locals and visitors traveling to and from one of the regions that is a popular draw for the Southwest Colorado area. Dallas, Texas has been on the top of the travelers list for many years, so this just makes getting to and from our area this much easier.
Currently, Durango offers non-stop flights to Denver via United Airlines (jet service) and Frontier Airlines (turbo prop aircraft). Daily non-stop flights to Phoenix, AZ from Durango, CO are available via US Airways as well. Flights to Denver and Colorado Springs are available on Great Lakes Airlines out of nearby Cortez, CO and Farmington, NM – both only 45-minute drives from Durango.
The moral of this story is that there are ample opportunities to get in and out of Durango from large Western cities that have access all over the world. Another reason Durango’s such a great place to live and visit.