Hundreds of flights canceled at Denver’s airport due to snow

KUSA Staff
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A winter storm has caused hundreds of flights to be canceled at Denver International Airport on Thursday.

DENVER — A powerful winter storm has canceled and delayed hundreds of flights at Denver International Airport.

As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 807 flights have been canceled and 100 delayed at Denver’s airport, according to FlightAware. 

Southwest, SkyWest, Frontier, United, CommuteAir, and Mesa reported the most cancellations. 

The airport said it typically handles anywhere from 1,700 to 2,000 flights on any given day.

“The very best thing travelers can do is check with their airline ahead of time,” said a Denver International Airport spokesperson. “We will be monitoring the weather and ready to pre-treat and remove snow as needed.” 

Colorado’s largest airport also recommends that travelers check security wait times ahead of travel at, and said that de-icing operations could add 15 to 20 minutes to a trip.

American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United have all issued travel advisories. Most airlines suggested that travelers continue to check their flight status online or use the airline’s phone app to receive updates. 

“Our customer service teams have proactively posted a travel advisory for customers traveling to, from or through Denver, Colorado Springs and Hayden near Steamboat Springs,”  said Chris Perry with Southwest Airlines. “This advisory offers maximum flexibility to customers who wish to self-serve and alter their travel plans.”

Southwest customers can rebook or travel on standby within two weeks of their original travel date without additional charges, according to the alert.

United customers who purchased their tickets on or before Sunday and are set to travel Wednesday, Thursday or Friday can reschedule their trip through March 19 with no fee or fare difference.

The National Weather Service said the Front Range and Interstate 25 will see widespread, heavy snow and warned of “very difficult travel at times, especially Thursday.”

Snow-covered roads will make travel hazardous, which could impact Thursday morning commutes, according to the NWS. 

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