852 flights canceled at DIA due to spring storm

Posted at 8:58 PM, Apr 14, 2016

About 852 flights out of Denver International Airport were canceled for Saturday, as a storm system moves in across the state of Colorado. That amounts to about 71 percent of daily air traffic at DIA, according to a spokesperson.

Despite nearly a quarter of air traffic shut down, most of the airlines are planning to operate a full schedule on Sunday, the DIA spokesperson said.   

Several airlines had already started to prepare for the weather event on Thursday, by offering waivers and allowing travelers to reschedule their flights in case of possible delays and flight cancelations this weekend. 

FULL FORECAST: Winter Storm Warning issues for most of Colorado

Southwest Airlines

Based on the weather conditions in Denver (DEN), our scheduled service on Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17, may be disrupted (flights may be delayed, diverted, and/or canceled).

Customers holding reservations for travel to/from/through DEN all day Friday, April 15, through the close of business on Sunday, April 17, are eligible to reschedule their flights in accordance with our accommodation procedures:

  • Please rebook your travel on or our mobile app.
  • Customers who did not purchase a ticket via or our mobile app can call 1-800-435-9792 to speak with a Customer Representative.

Frontier Airlines:

Due to the expected impact from severe/winter weather, Frontier has enacted the following guidelines for customers scheduled to travel between Friday, April 15, 2016 and Sunday, April 17, 2016 to/from/through Denver, CO (DEN):

  • Customers scheduled to travel between Friday, April 15, 2016 through Sunday, April 17, 2016, who purchased tickets on or before Thursday, April 14, 2016, may make one itinerary change; rules and restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements will be waived.
  • Travel must be completed by Friday, April 22, 2016. Origin and destination cities may be changed. 
  • Customers whose flights are canceled may request a refund.

United Airlines: 

United has canceled all Denver flights for Saturday, April, 16, and will resume limited operations on Sunday, a spokesman for the company told Denver7.   

As a snow event is approaching Colorado, the following guidelines will apply to airports in Colorado Springs and Denver from April 16 through April 17, 2016:

  • The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new flights departing on or before April 20, 2016, as long as travel is rescheduled in the same cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed. 

Due to winds on Thursday evening, Denver International Airport advised of possible delays.  


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