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Unformatted text preview: irport is anticipated to drop 4.3% in 2011 (ranked 171th). 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 facility. 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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