Oct 29, 2009 6:07 PM by Bea Karnes
It's been a miserable day for flying out of Denver International Airport. If flyers were lucky enough to get to the airport, chances are their flights were delayed or canceled.
Frontier Airlines canceled 19 flights because the airport has been unable to keep enough runways and taxiways open. Some flights have delayed by as much as four hours.
United Airlines, the dominant carrier at DIA, canceled about half of its flights, which it says is standard procedure during snow storms.
Airport spokesman Chuck Cannon says DIA crews are keeping up with snow removal and that the airport was up to 64 arrivals per hour by midmorning. He says that's about double the number from hours earlier. Two east-west runways are closed and the remaining four are open.
At Colorado Springs Airport, the only cancelations were into and out of DIA.