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In Denver, falling costs equal rising traffic.(profile)

Shrinking airline costs and growing terminal facilities are attracting more airline service to Denver International Airport and making it the fastest-growing Continental Hub in North America, according to Arthur D. Little.


Southwest Airlines, which began serving the airport in January 2006 and is DEN's fastest-growing carrier, will add 14 flights and five new destinations to its current schedule of 42 daily trips in November. Next month, Frontier Airlines starts service with its new Lynx regional carrier, flying Q400 turboprops to three cities initially with six more destinations by December. As traffic has grown, fares have dropped, with United Airlines and Frontier matching Southwest's rates on competing routes. …

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