High winds force DIA to divert flights to Colorado Springs

By: Jesse rnes jesse.rnes@gazette.com
May 29, 2013 Updated: May 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm
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High winds in Denver on Tuesday evening forced 13 flights to be diverted to Colorado Springs Airport from Denver International Airport.

The flights were diverted to Colorado Springs between 5:55-7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening and included planes from United Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier, GoJet Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta.

When air traffic control issues a ground stop, as DIA did Tuesday, the airport is not receiving flights and airplanes are diverted until the airport reopens, said John McGinley, assistance director of operations and maintenance at the Colorado Springs Airport.

McGinley said that diverting flights is a common occurrence between spring and fall. "We commonly get diversions whenever there are thunderstorms in the Denver area," McGinley said.

Airport operations were normal Wednesday at DIA with wind speeds between 10-15 mph.

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