The Lufthansa A330-300 lifted off from the Munich Airport runway on May 11, heading to its newest destination – Denver, Colorado. The two airports have been “sisters” for 25 years, exchanging staff, learning from one another, copying one another’s best practices and, most importantly, working to bring back the direct flight that was canceled in 2008.
In the early 90s, Metro Denver voters approved the Metropolitan Stadium District (MSD) as part of an effort to recruit Major League Baseball. The region had spent almost 20 years beseeching baseball’s owners for a team that would fill a fan void in the Rocky Mountain West. Metro voters, suspicious of a “If we build it, they will come strategy,” opted for a “If you come, we will build it.” The Colorado Rockies and Coors Field were the outcome.
In the first week of October, mail-in ballots were sent to registered voters throughout Colorado. In Denver and Adams County, one item in particular on this year’s ballot —the 1A for DIA measure —harkens us back to the 1989 election that paved the way for creating Denver International Airport (DIA).
On Wednesday, June 3 , Adams County, Commerce City, Aurora, and Denver concluded two years of negotiations, resulting in a new development agreement for land on and off Denver International Airport.
Each year, Denver International Airport (DIA) staff execute a strategic marketing plan focusing on particular airlines which, in DIA’s estimation, are a good fit to provide service from the airport.