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Wind causes more than 500 flight delays and cancellations at Denver airport

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More than 500 flights were delayed or canceled Tuesday at Denver International Airport as gusty winds continue to cause travel problems.

As of 8 a.m., 520 flights had been delayed and 33 had been canceled due to high winds, according to FlightAware flight tracking data. More than half of the delays are inbound flights delayed at their origin by an average of 1 hour and 50 minutes. FlightAware does not yet know the average length of departure or in-flight delays.

Between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday, 28 flights were delayed and three were canceled, according to live flight tracking by FlightAware’s MiseryMap.SkyWest.

Airlines that have delayed or canceled flights include Southwest, United, SkyWest, CommuteAir, Delta, Lufthansa, Frontier, JetBlue and American and Alaska Airlines.

New regional airline SkyWest had the most canceled flights, with 16 canceled and 20 delayed, while Southwest had the most delays as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, with 383 flights delayed and eight canceled. United delayed 65 and canceled five as of Tuesday morning.

Yesterday, more than 1,100 flights were delayed or canceled at DIA due to high winds up to 45 mph. Although winds slowed across much of the state Tuesday, gusts of up to 47 mph are expected in DIA, according to the National Weather Service. On Wednesday, gusts at the airport could slow to 28 mph.

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