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Denver International Airport Reopens After First Closure in a Decade

24 Mar 2016, 10:46 am

DIA“We are open for business”, said a Denver International Airport spokesperson. “Our snow crews are clearing one last runway but the airfield is in great shape and ready for aircraft. We will be extra busy today so arrive at least 2 hours early, check in online if possible and be ready for security screening. Thanks for your patience as we get back to normal.”

More than 1,340 flights were canceled there Wednesday, a figure that represented about 80% of the entire day’s schedule, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

Denver’s weather-related closure on Wednesday marked the first time this has happened since 2006.

It should be noted that many airlines have cancelled flights for the duration of today. Passengers should check with their airline to confirm the status of their flight. Passengers should be advised of heavy passenger traffic. Travelers should arrive at least two hours in advance of their flight, and also confirm their flight status with their airline.

Both inbound and outbound Peña Boulevard have reopened to all traffic, however some exits may still be blocked due to hazardous driving conditions. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution. Airport shuttles are operating between the terminal and the Pikes Peak shuttle lot, as well as to the east and west economy parking lots.

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