Denver Juggles Traffic to Boost Arrival Rate

One of the runways at Denver International Airport (DIA) was pulled out of service June 1 so deteriorated concrete panels could be replaced. This leaves the airport without one of its four north-south runways, and limits it to only two runways during marginal visibility, cutting the arrival rate to 64 planes an hour, according to a statement from the FAA. In order to mitigate this decrease the FAA has come up with a plan that allows the arrival rate to return to 96 jets an hour.

So for the next three months (expected time for construction), DIA will utilize a runway configuration in which planes can land on two of the north-south runways and one of its east-west runways in order to reach the 96 planes per hour target.

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By Planet Data