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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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Denver airport, RTD drops masks as judge voids federal COVID mandate

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida on Monday voided the national mask mandate covering airlines and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The mandate, recently extended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Denver-based Frontier Airlines buying Spirit in $3B low-cost carrier deal

By Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Frontier is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation’s fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The companies said Monday that the transaction will provide more low-cost fares for […]

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3 Denver International Airport workers remember how 9/11 changed them and their careers

No industry was forced to change more after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, than aviation, as airports and airlines raced to adapt to protect the flying public.  Denver International Airport effectively had to transform overnight.  “The entire aviation industry was affected that day,” said Mark Nagel, who was acting director of security at […]

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

It seems not a month goes by in which Denver International Airport isn’t touting a new passenger record.  But just a quick drive on the tarmac away from where all those people are getting on and off jets, another set of milestones are being achieved on the airport’s cargo ramp. That’s where the percentage increase […]