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Denver handles a ‘rocky’ year comfortably as it records a small revenue and passenger increase


In what was a difficult year for airlines and airports alike in the US, Denver International Airport (DIA) will be relieved to have been able to report a small revenue increase of 2% in 2008, thanks to a 2.8% increase in passenger traffic, though operating profit fell by over 30% as maintenance expenses mounted. The nation’s most recent large hub airport is now 15 years old and has undergone some major repairs that impacted on operating profit. It relies heavily on United, which has almost half the market [1262 words]

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  • Global cooling
  • United tied to DIA until 2025
  • Key client makes big losses but remains upbeat

Graphs and data:

  • Selected Midwest/central airport hub passenger numbers growth: 2002 to 2008
  • Denver International Airport financial/traffic highlights: 12 months ended 31-Dec-2008 (USD million)
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