Storms on Thursday morning stopped inbound flights from landing at Denver International Airport. A hold was put in place for arriving flights after 11 a.m. as developing and already developed storms surrounded the airport.
July is historically the busiest month of the year at DIA, and officials expect this one to be the highest traffic month since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.
From Thursday to Tuesday, DIA is expecting 1,250,000 total passengers, with Monday being the most hectic.
Alex Renteria, a spokesperson for the airport, said that summer is a busy time, and the staff at the airport is prepared even with the temporary hold.
“We’re used to it with the Colorado weather this time of year, and so are our airlines,” she said.
Renteria did not expect the airport to have a domino effect from the midday hold. There was no estimate on how long the hold could last.
Departing flights from DIA are still able to take off.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 60% chance of thunderstorms throughout the day and evening on Thursday.
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