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German strike forces Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights, including ones out of Denver

BERLIN — Lufthansa says it will have to cancel almost all flights at its main Frankfurt and Munich hubs on Wednesday because of a strike by its German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. The airline said Tuesday that the strike will force the cancellation of […]

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FAA to give Denver airport $60M to upgrade terminal, bag-handling system

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is giving nearly $1 billion to 85 airports to expand and upgrade terminals and other facilities, using money approved in last year’s huge infrastructure bill. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the projects will help meet future demand for travel and make flying safer and more efficient. “I don’t think anybody […]

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President Biden plans to nominate Denver airport CEO to head FAA

By David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer The White House said Wednesday that President Joe Biden plans to nominate Phillip Washington, the CEO of Denver International Airport, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration. Washington is well known to Biden administration figures. In late 2020, he served on Biden’s transition, leading a team that advised the incoming […]

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Social media users are recirculating a false claim that a painting of children in masks appeared at Denver’s airport 1994

By Abril Mulato, The Associate Press CLAIM: A painting of several children wearing face masks with their countries’ flags on them appeared in 1994 at the Denver International Airport. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The painting does not belong to the Denver airport art collection and has not been displayed there. The image of it began circulating […]

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United Airlines is planning a big expansion. It can’t do it without Denver.

Did you know that every United Airlines flight connects through Denver? OK, maybe not literally. But while every United plane may not land in the Mile High City en route to its destination, all of the carrier’s thousands of pilots get their initial training and annual practice at a Denver facility filled with flight simulators.  […]

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Colorado needs hundreds of thousands of EV chargers. Here’s where they’re going.

Sitting in an electric vehicle with only 25 miles of range left in the battery, far from home in the cellphone waiting lot at Denver International Airport, a half hour of time to kill and a Dunkin’ donut shop beckoning with sustenance … what better place for a fast charger station, right?  Not yet, as […]