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E-470 officials change toll collection procedures

The administrators of the E-470 toll road to Denver International Airport is launching another redesign and billing process for customers. The toll road has been plagued with late or non-payments since it switched to license plate fees and automatic billing. Officials believe the latest system will be simple, more informative, and gives the customers ample… Continue Reading E-470 officials change toll collection procedures

Denver International Airport may expand drilling

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Denver International Airport is trying to determine whether it should add more oil and gas wells. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone says there were 76 oil and gas wells on the property before DIA opened in 1995. Those wells brought in $7 million for the airport in 2010. The airport has hired a consultant to examine… Continue Reading Denver International Airport may expand drilling

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United Airlines tops for on-time arrivals at DIA

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For the 14th straight month, United Airlines had the best on-time arrival rate at Denver International Airport. November flights by United, the airport’s largest carrier by passenger numbers, arrived on time at DIA 93.8 percent of the time in November, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. United’s on-time arrival rate at DIA has been… Continue Reading United Airlines tops for on-time arrivals at DIA

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Denver airport says 2010 likely set a record

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The numbers aren’t official yet, but Denver International Airport says 2010 was likely a record year for passenger traffic there. About 4 million passengers used the airport in November to post a record for the month. Airport officials say that for the first 11 months of 2010, passenger traffic was 1.8 percent above what it… Continue Reading Denver airport says 2010 likely set a record

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DIA gets $5.6 million in federal grants

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Denver International Airport has received $5.6 million in federal grants for improvement projects. The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grants, which will be used for taxiway rehabilitation, construction of a de-icing containment facility, data collection for the FAA’s Airport Geographic Information System, and to fund a study to help establish sustainability management guidelines for U.S.… Continue Reading DIA gets $5.6 million in federal grants

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Shooting range proposed near Denver airport

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Aviation officials are concerned about a proposal to build a public shooting range near Denver International Airport. Backers say the facility is needed because of a lack of shooting venues in the Denver area. But The Denver Post says the FAA is concerned that stray bullets could hit approaching airplanes or that people could intentionally… Continue Reading Shooting range proposed near Denver airport

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More Southwest flights launched

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Ten new flights that were previously announced by Southwest Airlines launched earlier this week. The Dallas-based Southwest now flies nonstop twice a day from Denver International Airport to Los Angeles and once a day to Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tucson and Washington/Dulles. With the latest flights added, Southwest… Continue Reading More Southwest flights launched

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DIA unveils design plan

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Denver International Airport unveiled a $650 million design proposal for its south terminal today. DIA’s tents over its main terminal will be framed by the east and west wings of a new, seven-story hotel at its south end. Under the hotel are two open-air plazas covered by glass canopies that allow light  into the interior… Continue Reading DIA unveils design plan

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Executive Travel magazine readers have voted Denver International Airport as the nation’s best airport for the third straight year. Full polling results appear in the magazine’s July/August issue. The report gives gold, silver and bronze awards in 42 travel categories. DIA scored a gold. Los Angeles International Airport won a silver and New York’s John F.… Continue Reading DIA named best airport in the nation

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School’s out for summer, but the house remains unsold, so my wife and kids are, for the moment, stuck in the suburbs of Indianapolis. That means flying back every two or three weeks to visit, which is obviously less than ideal. When traveling by air, the debate in these parts has long been about which… Continue Reading Airport wars: Why flying out of DIA is for the birds

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