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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.

As Denver airport’s passenger numbers have seen a meteoric rise, so have its cargo operations. And that says a lot.

The jump in cargo loads at Denver International Airport is a solid indicator of Colorado’s economic growth. And it also presents an area for the hub to expand its operations.