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City of Durango News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

Frontier Airlines establishes service at DRO to Denver and Las Vegas

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Durango-LaPlata County Airport (DRO) is pleased to announce Frontier Airlines will be establishing year-round nonstop service between Durango and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS), and seasonal nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN). Service to Denver will start June 4, 2021 and service to Las Vegas will start June 11, 2021. Tickets for the new flights are available now at flyfrontier.com 

Flights to Las Vegas will operate two days per week year-round, with departures on Monday and Friday. Flights to Denver will operate four days per week during an initial summer seasonal period, with departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The new Frontier service will utilize 150-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

"We are excited to welcome Frontier Airlines back to the Durango-La Plata County Airport,” Aviation Director Tony Vicari said. “The return of Frontier’s low fares and nonstop flights to Denver and Las Vegas will be well received by passengers throughout Southwest Colorado and Northwest New Mexico. Adding a fourth major airline at DRO opens up new choices for our community, improves access for visitors, and will have a significant impact on our regional economy as we continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The new Frontier service to Denver and Las Vegas will further enhance the route network for travelers who use Durango-La Plata County Airport. Passengers at DRO will gain access to Frontier’s route network which includes more than 100 destinations in the U.S. and 31 international destinations. Durango flyers may be particularly interested in Frontier’s strong network presence in leisure destination such as Florida, Southern California, Mexico and the Caribbean. 

“We’re excited to announce Frontier’s plans to expand service in our home state of Colorado with new nonstop flights from Durango to Denver and Las Vegas,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Frontier is focused on ‘Low Fares Done Right,’ and our affordable fares and friendly service offers greater access to travel in every community we fly to. These new flights will open new opportunities for flyers to explore Durango and residents to take a trip to Denver, Las Vegas or connect to other popular destinations in Frontier’s network.”

Vicari said Frontier’s decision to add service at the Durango-La Plata County Airport highlights the resilience of the airport’s market and enduring demand for air service in Southwest Colorado.

“Our customers have asked for additional air service and we feel confident they will support these routes by flying local from DRO on Frontier,” he said. “An additional carrier in our market fosters healthy competition, resulting in downward pressure on airfares, increased destination and connectivity options, and improved service.” 

Book your Frontier flight to Denver or Las Vegas today at flyfrontier.com

About Durango-La Plata County Airport

Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is the primary regional airport for Southwest Colorado, Northwest New Mexico, and the entire Four Corners region. DRO welcomed over 390,000 passengers in 2019 and contributes over $290 million annually to the regional economy. DRO is served by four major U.S. airlines (American, Delta, Frontier, and United), offering year-round daily nonstop routes to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Phoenix (PHX), and Salt Lake City (SLC), twice-weekly nonstop service to Las Vegas (LAS), and seasonal nonstop service to Los Angeles (LAX).

DRO operates as an enterprise fund of the City of Durango and generates self-sustaining revenue from airport tenants and users in the form of airline rent and landing fees, terminal concessions, ground leases, and parking fees. The airport does not receive any local tax funding. 

Learn more about the Durango-La Plata County Airport at FlyDurango.com. Follow us on social media at twitter.com/DROAirport and facebook.com/DROAirport

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