Kim Day - Articles and news items
Airport news / 29 February 2012 /
Kim Day, aviation manager at Denver International Airport (DIA), has been named Director of the Year in the large airports category for 2011 by Airport Revenue News (ARN). ARN, an airport industry trade magazine, selected Day from a pool of highly qualified candidates based on their excellence in the areas of leadership, innovation, revenue generation, marketing, customer service, community service and proactive efforts to advance the airport industry. Day was presented with the award last night at the 2012 ARN Revenue Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
Airport news / 26 October 2011 /
Denver International Airport (DIA) today announced that Ken Greene has been named Deputy Manager of Aviation for Operations, Public Safety and Security. Greene has worked for the City and County of Denver’s Department of Aviation since 2009 as DIA’s Deputy Manager of Aviation for Maintenance.
Airport news / 18 October 2011 /
August 2011 was the busiest August on record at Denver International Airport (DIA) with a total of 5,037,947 passengers traveling through the facility that month. This marks the first time in its 16-year-history that DIA has surpassed five million passengers during the month of August. The figure also represents a 2.3 percent increase from the 4,924,060 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year.
Airport news / 10 October 2011 /
In August and September 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded Denver International Airport (DIA) a combined total of $37,363,832 in federal grants. DIA will use these funds for airport improvement projects including runway rehabilitation work and baggage screening system improvements.
Airport news / 10 August 2011 /
Passenger traffic at Denver International Airport (DEN) has continued to move in the right direction for the first half of 2011. Year-to-date passenger traffic through June 2011 was 25,621,310 travelers, an increase of 641,479, or 2.6 percent more than the same six-month period last year.
Airport news / 11 March 2011 /
The first month of 2011 got off to a promising start at Denver International Airport (DIA) with a reported total of 3,928,196 passengers traveling through the facility in January. The figure represents a four percent increase over the 3,776,133 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year. DIA recently announced that 2010 was a record-breaking year with more than 52 million passengers flying in and out of the nation’s fifth-busiest airport.
Airport news / 9 February 2011 /
Denver International Airport today unveiled a 10-year financial strategy designed to position the airport for fiscal stability and growth. The plan is focused on optimizing existing resources and effectively funding improvements such as facility upgrades, roadway projects, baggage system enhancements, and the South Terminal Redevelopment Program.
Airport news / 28 January 2011 /
A total of 4,209,486 people traveled through Denver International Airport in December 2010, bringing the year’s passenger total to 52,209,377 and making 2010 the busiest year in airport history. The record-breaking year shows an increase of 1.9 percent over 2008’s figures, which was previously the 16-year-old airport’s busiest year.
Airport news / 6 January 2011 /
A record-breaking total of 4,024,492 passengers were recorded at Denver International Airport (DIA) in November, a significant eight percent increase from the 3,727,828 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year, marking the busiest November in the airport’s history. Consistent growth in 2010 has brought the year-to-date passenger traffic for November 2010 to 48,001,231, an increase of 1,831,168 passengers, or four percent, over the same eleven-month period in 2009. November joins January, August, September and October of this year as being the busiest months in airport history.
Airport news / 29 July 2010 /
Denver International Airport (DEN) today unveiled the conceptual design of the South Terminal Redevelopment Program at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver. Speakers included Mayor John W. Hickenlooper, Denver Manager of Aviation Kim Day and Architect Santiago Calatrava. In conjunction with RTD’s FasTracks East Corridor, the South Terminal Redevelopment Program is expected to create more than 6,600 jobs and is scheduled for completion in 2016.
Airport news / 16 July 2010 /
Denver International Airport (DIA) today announced that Patrick Heck has been promoted to Deputy Manager of Aviation for Finance and Administration. Having worked for the City and County of Denver’s Department of Aviation for four years, Patrick formerly worked as DIA’s Deputy Manager of Revenue Development.
Issue 1 2010, Past issues / 22 February 2010 /
February 27, 1995. It was called Push Night. A winter storm threatened and at Denver’s worn and venerable Stapleton Airport, the airlines had cut back flight schedules and were keeping skeleton crews. In the evening dusk, lines of tugs hauled equipment northward in the largest logistical movement, outside of a full-scale military mobilisation, of the time. The last flight out of Stapleton left at 9:00 p.m. that evening, a flight bound for London Gatwick. Then Stapleton’s runway lights were turned off, ending an era in Denver aviation that began in 1929.
The following morning at 6:00 a.m., on February 28, a flight from Colorado Springs was the first to land at Denver International Airport (DEN), the first major built-from-the-ground-up airport in the United States since the 1970s.
This February, DEN celebrates its 15th anniversary as the fifth-busiest airport in the United States and the 10th busiest air hub in the world. Perched strategically near the foot of the Rocky Mountains and in the geographic centre of the United States, Denver International Airport is poised for the next phase of development this year. The airport’s massive 53-square-mile site provides ample space for the future expansion of facilities, to ensure that DEN remains one of the premier airports. (more…)