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User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

I know this a stupid question, I've seen Denver Intl' listed as both DEN and DIA in the airport codes, but which is it, or is it both?

Thanks,
Steve

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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Denver Int'l is DEN. My guess is that DIA might have been stapleton(anyone to verify that?)

User currently offlineC172sb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

The official code is DEN. I have never seen it listed as DIA. When it comes to the FAA or booking flights online, you must specify DEN.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Back in the old days when DEN Stapleton was *the* airport, DIA was the ID for the new one under construction.

When Stapleton turned off the lights and made the overnight move to the new airport, the DEN identifier moved too...



User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

I don't think these explanations are quite right. Some cities have an ICAO (organisation that dispenses airport and airline codes, amongst other things) "city code" as well as an airport code. London is LON, New York is NYC, Tokyo is TYO, Paris is PAR. This is usually the case where there is more than one airport. I think the new airport at Denver is DIA - I think I've seen it on luggage labels. DEN is probably the generic code for the city. There are cities with just one active airport that have seperate airport and city codes - Osake is OSA, but the airport is KIX.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

...FAA contractions manual, check it out...

http://www.faa.gov/ATPubs/LID/A_D.htm


User currently offlineUal1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

The official ICAO code for Dnever Int'l is KDEN. The official IATA code is DEN. DIA is the abbreviation for the airport, Denver Int'l Airport. It's like IAH. The airport is named Houston George Bush intercontinental, but people just say Houston International. DIA is never on luggage tags, it's always "DEN" 99% of the locals say DIA, and the other 1% say Denver Int'l. DIA was derived when they were constructing it so people wouldn't get confused with Stapleton.

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