Airport Manager Kim Day presented the state of Denver International Airport yesterday, saying DIA continues to grow as a central hub for the nation’s air travelers. However, she says the airport is still seeking an elusive non-stop flight to Tokyo.
Nearly 53 million passengers traveled through DIA last year, making it the 10th busiest airport in the world. With Southwest Airlines building a pilot and flight attendant training facility as well as new nonstop service to Reykjavik via Icelandair, DIA had a positive economic impact to Colorado of over 22 billion dollars.
The US Senate has rejected the latest attempt to extend a popular wind energy production tax credit, even as wind power companies in states such as Colorado are threatening mass-layoffs if the credit goes away as it’s scheduled to at the end of the year.
High school students in Greeley planning on becoming nurses, doctors and medical technicians will soon have more training opportunities thanks to a new partnership. North Colorado Medical Center and Banner Health have each pledged $150,000 to fund a $300,000 expansion of a healthcare education program at Greeley Central High School.