Denver International Airport, often called DIA, is an airport in Denver, Colorado. By land size, at 53 square miles (140 km2), it is the largest international airport in the United States, and the third largest international airport in the world after King Fahd International Airport and Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. Runway 16R/34L is the longest public use runway in the United States.
In 2009, Denver International Airport was the tenth-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic with 50,167,485 passengers. It was also the fourth-busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements with 606,006 movements.
The airport is located in northeastern Denver, Colorado, and is operated by the City and County of Denver. Denver International Airport is the busiest and largest airport in the United States without non-stop service to and from Asia, although the airport is actively seeking such flights.
DIA was voted Best Airport in North America by readers of Business Traveler Magazine five years in a row (2005–2009) and was named "America's Best Run Airport" by Time in 2002.
Denver International Airport is the main hub for low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines and commuter carrier Great Lakes Airlines. It is also the second-largest hub for United Airlines (after Chicago's O'Hare International Airport). Following United's merger with Continental Airlines, the airport will be the fourth largest hub for United after Houston, Chicago, and Newark respectively. The airport is also a as a focus city for Southwest Airlines. Since commencing service to Denver in January 2006, Southwest has added over 40 destinations, making Denver its fastest-growing market.
Denver International Airport is the only airport in the United States to have designed and implemented an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system that covers the entire airport.
Facts about flying to Denver
It takes approximately On average, flight duration from the UK is around 9 and a 40 minutes to fly to Denver from the UK.
The IATA airport code for Denver Airport is DEN. This will appear on your ticket.
The average temperature of Denver in May is 20°C.
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