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44 Denver International Airport
DIA is owned and operated by the City and
County of Denver. The city’s Department of Aviation employs approximately 1,000 people at the
With nearly 52 million passengers in 2010, DIA
ranked as the 5th-busiest airport in North America
and the 10th-busiest in the world. The airport
is expected to end 2011 with 53 million passengers, another all-time record. Minimal growth is
expected in 2012.
DIA’s largest carrier, United Airlines, closed a
merger with Continental Airlines on October 1,
2010, to create the world’s largest airline. The integration of the two carriers continues in Q4 2011,
and a single operating certificate for the merged
carrier is expected to be issued by the FAA before
the end of the year. Merged, the airlines will provide nonstop service to more than 120 destinations
from Denver, and DIA will rank as the fourthlargest hub in the carrier’s network behind Houston, Chicago, and Newark. It is important to note
that Denver will rank as the second-largest United
hub in terms of domestic destinations served,
solidifying both Denver’s local market s...
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