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Apr 22, 2013 2:17 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Furloughs hit Denver airport; no delays reported

DENVER (AP) - Some air traffic controllers at Denver International Airport are being furloughed because of federal budget cuts, but no significant flight delays have been reported.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say 10 percent of traffic controllers nationwide are on furlough at any given time.

The furloughs began Sunday. Specifics for the Denver airport weren't immediately available.

The FAA said flight delays were 15 minutes or less in Denver Monday. Weather could cause problems later, however, with up to 5 inches of snow expected by Tuesday afternoon.

More than 53 million passengers used the Denver airport last year, a record. It was the fifth-busiest airport in the nation in 2011, the latest year for which statistics were available.

 

 

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