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Scrutiny intensifies over Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport’s future plans

The airport identified about 200 acres of land where it can develop new facilities to help keep up with future industry demands

Growth

Pilot appears to have been flying too low in mountains near Aspen before deadly crash

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Beechcraft Bonanza was flying at an altitude of 11,500 feet on July 3 as it approached a mountain ridgeline with summits over 13,000 feet

News

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge to FAA’s NextGen flight paths

The FAA’s plan to optimize arrival and departure at local airports is called the Denver Metroplex project, and it includes Denver International Airport and Centennial Airport

Transportation

Victims in plane crash near Centennial Airport identified as Georgia couple

65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed when their single-engine propeller plane struck an electrical line

News

Are the days of the Boeing 747 — the jumbo jet — over in Denver?

British Airways’ announcement that it is retiring the four-engined, humpbacked airplane means Lufthansa is the only airline flying to the Mile High City that uses the 747. But even they are unsure about the big plane’s future.

News

Loose fuel hose blamed for causing fiery, deadly plane crash near Northern Colorado Regional Airport

A graphic video of the crash showed flames shooting from the plane being flown by 69-year-old Thomas Lawson

News

Coronavirus has left Denver International Airport little more than an airplane parking lot

The number of people making their way through the airport’s security checkpoints last week dropped by more than 94% compared to the same stretch last year

Coronavirus

Norwegian will launch a Denver-Rome flight in 2020. But will passengers actually get to fly on one of their Dreamliners?

Norwegian has been using Wamos, a Spanish charter airline, to cover dozens of its flights out of Denver because of problems with the budget carrier’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 aircraft

Business

Pilot disorientation caused deadly crash near Centennial Airport that left engine lodged in home, NTSB rules

The National Transportation Safety Board said 67-year-old Robert Marquis probably lost control of the Cirrus SR22 he was flying

News

What Denver International Airport looked and felt like Friday on its busiest day ever

The Colorado Sun spent 9 hours at DIA talking to airport employees and passengers -- and going behind the scenes -- to figure out what the droves meant

Growth

Awkward pose no more: Denver airport first to get new TSA full-body scanner that lets passengers keep hands at their side

The goal is to have the new technology -- both the updated scanners and bin process -- be in place when the airport’s $1.8 billion Great Hall renovation is complete

Transportation