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Denver Intl Airport, Denver, Colo.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 40.5% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 2,446,666 passengers embarked on 26,396 regularly scheduled flights. About 60% of departures (carrying 82% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 40% of departures (carrying 18% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Denver Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
United Air Lines Inc. 5,789 785,236 155.4 87.3 %
Frontier Airlines Inc. 4,015 484,342 133.6 90.3 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 3,494 407,180 136.0 85.7 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 5,082 237,460 56.2 83.2 %
American Airlines Inc. 545 68,905 143.6 88.1 %
Lynx Aviation d/b/a Frontier Airlines 1,140 64,613 74 76.6 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 338 53,767 171.0 93.0 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 331 50,367 165.4 92.0 %
US Airways Inc. 404 50,144 140.8 88.2 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 340 49,029 158.7 90.9 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 1,345 43,200 41.0 78.4 %
Shuttle America Corp. 676 36,924 70 78.0 %
Alaska Airlines Inc. 217 29,464 148.1 91.7 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 154 19,620 137 93.0 %
Great Lakes Airlines 1,740 16,604 21.3 44.9 %
GoJet Airlines, LLC d/b/a United Express 274 16,216 66 89.7 %
JetBlue Airways 92 11,388 150 82.5 %
Mesaba Airlines 154 9,174 76 78.4 %
Trans States Airlines 171 7,282 50 85.2 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 35 1,589 50 90.8 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR DENVER INTL AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
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April 22, 2003 0 0 1
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June 2, 2003 0 1 0
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June 2, 2003 0 0 0
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Nov. 10, 2003 0 0 0
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Nov. 29, 2003 0 0 0
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March 5, 2004 0 0 0
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March 5, 2004 0 0 0
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April 11, 2004 0 0 0
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Aug. 7, 2004 0 0 0
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Nov. 21, 2004 0 0 0
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Jan. 3, 2005 0 0 1
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April 25, 2005 0 0 0
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May 13, 2005 0 0 0
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May 28, 2005 0 0 0
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May 17, 2005 0 0 0
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May 17, 2005 0 0 0
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May 30, 2005 0 0 0
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Aug. 3, 2005 0 0 0
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Aug. 3, 2005 0 0 0
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Oct. 10, 2005 0 0 0
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Nov. 28, 2005 0 0 0
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Jan. 19, 2006 0 0 0
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March 21, 2006 0 0 0
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June 9, 2006 0 0 0
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Oct. 11, 2006 0 0 0
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Oct. 23, 2006 0 0 0
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Jan. 5, 2007 0 0 0
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Feb. 2, 2007 0 0 0
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Feb. 16, 2007 0 0 0
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Oct. 12, 2007 0 0 0
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May 4, 2009 0 0 4
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June 10, 2009 0 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010