Airlines cancel 223 flights at Denver International Airport

DENVER - At least 223 flights have been canceled at Denver International Airport as a result of the snow storm.

A DIA spokesman said a media report of 600 flights being canceled is incorrect.

Most of the canceled flights are smaller commuter flights to mountain towns and cities around Denver, airport officials said.

DIA's website showed cancelations to Bismarck, Albuquerque, but also bigger cities like Chicago, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Milwaukee.

"The airlines are currently in full deicing operations, which means that passengers should expect to spend a little bit longer on the plane before departing," airport officials said in a news release. "We are also asking passengers to give themselves lots of extra time to reach the airport, as surrounding roads are icy and traffic speeds in the area have slowed considerably."

The airlines are currently in full deicing operations, which means that passengers should expect to
spend a little bit longer on the plane before departing (15-30 minutes).

DIA has more than 250 pieces of snow removal equipment and 500 trained snow removal personnel.

RTD is running a full schedule to DIA, with delays up to 30 minutes.

Passengers can check their flight status with their airline or on DIA's website: www.flydenver.com