DIA drops from top ten busiest | SummitDaily.com

DIA drops from top ten busiest

DENVER – Denver International Airport dropped out of the top 10 in the rankings of the world’s busiest airports.Denver, ranked 10th in 2004, slipped to No. 11 last year on the Airports Council International list of busiest airports. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport held the top spot.Denver International saw an increase in traffic, spurred by competition among Southwest, United and Frontier airlines, but Las Vegas’s McCarran Airport grew faster as it moved from the 11th spot to No. 9.The ten busiest airports in 2005 were: Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, London Heathrow, Haneda (Tokyo), Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt (Germany), Las Vegas and Amsterdam (Netherlands).Also Tuesday, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported airline employment dipped 5.4 percent in March from a year ago. And the customer satisfaction rating for the industry was down 1.5 percent from last year.

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