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DEN Or DIA Which Is It?  
User currently offlinePHXMKEflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Okay, I know the 3-letter code for Denver is DEN, so why in the world do people still refer to it as DIA(Denver International Airport)?

Any input is much appreciated Smile

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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Because we as Americans love to abbreviate everything.

The airport code is DEN
The nickname is DIA

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User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Perhaps they wish to differentiate it from Stapleton, which I think also used the IATA code DEN?

-WGW2707


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

DIA is just a common name for it. DEN is the official code. It was DIA for a short time when Stapleton was still operating, but then when Stapleton closed, it took its code, which is DEN.

Hope that was helpful,

Alex.



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Because that's what it is... People in Honolulu still use HIA for HNL, NAIA for MNL, etc...


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User currently offlinePHXMKEflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

...thanks for the clarification Kalakaua.....  Yeah sure

User currently offlineBraniff1960 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2988 times:


EWR - "welcome to NewYork/NEWARK!!!!"

Newark is in NEW JERSEY!!!!!!!!!!! Not NEW YORK!!!!!

I hear this everytime we land in Newark!!!!!!





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User currently offlineCFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

It's a local thing. Just like the pronunciation of Prescott, AZ. If you live there, it's "pres-kit", otherwise you pronounce it as it's spelled. Everyone in the Denver area, and most of Colorado knows what you're talking about when you talk about DIA, but anywhere else in the nation, they would be lost.
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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

When Denver Stapleton (DEN) was the active airport and the new one was being built, the new one was referred to as Denver International (DIA). After Stapleton closed, the identifier DEN was transferred to the new airport.

They pretty much did the same thing here in Texas when AUS (Mueller) closed and the former Bergstrom AFB (BSM) became the new Austin-Bergstrom airport and retained the old AUS identifier from Mueller, with BSM being retired.



User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

that preskit thing drove me nuts when i lived there! eventually i picked it up myself though...


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

The F.A.A. recognizes the new Denver airport under the airport code of DEN.


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User currently offlineVC745D From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 214 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Footnote: DIA was the original code for Dulles until it was changed to IAD (apparently to avoid confusion with DCA--same logic behind IAH vs. HOU, I suppose). As for announcements of landing at "New York/Newark"--I hear Braniff1960's complaint all the time. Not sure what the problem is, since the Port Authority of NEW YORK and New Jersey runs it, and probably more than half of the arriving pax on the plane are anxious to get out of NJ and back across the Hudson asap.

[Edited 2004-03-07 15:52:13]

User currently offlineAirportGuy1971 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

The one I love is visiting the Kansas City area and the official weather reporting station is out at KCI. At least that's what the T.V. weather man reports. Where the heck is KCI? When I fly in it's always into MCI.

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