March 9, 1997 |
The $4.9-million, high-tech Denver International Airport, which opened in 1995 amid well-publicized glitches and fears it would fail financially, had the lowest rate of air traffic control delays among major U.S. airports, according to the FAA, and generated at least $30 million more in revenue than expenses last year, airport officials said.
January 22, 2008 |
Heavy turbulence injured 10 people, including two flight attendants, on a United Airlines flight bound from Los Angeles to Chicago, the airline said. Flight 1028 was diverted to Denver International Airport at about 3 a.m. and the eight passengers and two flight attendants were taken to hospitals, the airline said. Their conditions were not released.
April 9, 2013 |
A spring storm that hit Colorado on Tuesday was not as strong as predicted but still powerful enough to bring highway-clogging snowfall to the Denver area, cause the cancellation of hundreds of flights and deliver blizzard conditions in some regions. Wyoming took the brunt of the snowstorm as the cold front dawdled over that state rather than barrel through Colorado. More than a foot of snow fell in from Laramie to Lander, more than expected. Originally, the National Weather Service was predicting a sizable snow accumulation in Denver, but predictions were revised downward in the area from more than 12 inches to about half that.
April 29, 1994 |
New Delay Sought in Denver Airport Opening: United Airlines has asked that the opening of Denver International Airport, scheduled for May 15, be delayed again because its trouble-plagued baggage system will not be fully operational. The Chicago-based carrier, one of the new airport's main tenants, made the request in a letter to Mike Musgrave, Denver's public works manager.
July 28, 1994 |
Denver Airport to Open Without Baggage System Fixed: Officials have decided to open Denver International Airport before the problem-plagued automated baggage system is working, City Council members were told. The new plan calls for combining elements of the $193-million automated system with tags and carts like those now used at Stapleton International Airport and other air terminals.
May 20, 2004 |
Departing flights were grounded at Denver International Airport after the airport's main radar failed for more than an hour, the Federal Aviation Administration said. A few flights were able to land with the help of an FAA traffic control center in Longmont, about 25 miles northwest, said Mike O'Connor, an FAA regional official in Renton, Wash. Others were diverted to Colorado Springs, about 55 miles south. The cause of the problem wasn't immediately known.