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Name Denver
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Denver, Colorado
Coordinates 39° 51' 33.57" N, 104° 40' 19.24" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 3658 m12,001.312 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
8/26 3658 m12,001.312 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
16L/34R 3658 m12,001.312 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
16R/34L 4877 m16,000.656 ft
61 m200.131 ft
CON yes/yes
17L/35R 3658 m12,001.312 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
17R/35L 3658 m12,001.312 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes

Observation KDEN 171153Z 17009KT 10SM FEW120 M04/M06 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP222 T10441061 10022 21050 58015
Station Denver, Denver International Airport
Date/Time 17 November 2019 11:53:00
Wind direction 170°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Dew point
Humidity 87%
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Mountain Waves
Low Level Turbulence

Denver International Airport



International airport serving the City of Denver.


Cold Semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk). - Hot, sometimes extremely hot summers and cold, sometimes very cold winters. Some snowfall during the winter. Areas featuring cold semi-arid climates are sometimes subject to major temperature swings during a 24 hour period.

Subject to Mountain Waves.



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Airport Layout

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Unstable Approaches: Because of the unusually high elevation - the ARP is 5341 feet amsl -the TAS is high on the approach. See the following SKYbrary articles for generic guidance:

Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KDEN

  • B735, Denver USA, 2008 (Runway Side Excursion During Attempted Take-off in Strong and Gusty Crosswind Conditions.)
  • B752, Denver CO USA, 2011 (On 26 September 2011, a Boeing 757-200 being operated by United Airlines on a scheduled passenger flight from Chicago to Denver experienced a left engine bird strike during deceleration after landing on runway 35R at destination in normal day visibility. The affected engine ran down as the aircraft cleared the runway and was shut down after a report of smoke being emitted from it. The aircraft was stopped and the remaining engine also shut down prior to a tow to the assigned terminal gate for passenger disembarkation. None of the 185 occupants were injured but the affected engine was severely damaged and there was visible evidence that some debris from it had impacted the aircraft fuselage.)
  • B772, Denver CO USA, 2001 (On 5 September 2001, a British Airways Boeing 777-200 on the ground at Denver USA, was substantially damaged, and a refuelling operative killed, when a fire broke out following the failure of a refuelling coupling under pressure because of improper attachment.)
  • E190 / Vehicle, Denver CO, USA 2011 (On 31 December 2010, an Embraer ERJ190 being operated by Air Canada on a scheduled passenger service from Denver to Chicago was about to begin the take off roll from the full length of runway 34R at Denver in normal day visibility in accordance with ATC clearance when the flight crew observed the headlights of a vehicle approaching along the runway towards their position. The aircraft held position and advised ATC who had previously been unaware of the presence of the vehicle.)


See discussion threads concerning this airport on the SKYbrary Before you Fly There... Forum: