Denver (AP)- The two biggest airlines operating at Denver's
airport expect to fly a combined 12–hundred flights Sunday as they
scramble to get people home for Christmas. Both United and Frontier Airlines ran a full schedule Saturday and say they plan to do the same Sunday, three days after a blizzard shut down the airport for 45 hours. More than three–thousand incoming flights were canceled. Airport authorities say all six runways are open Sunday. Spokesman Steve Snyder says getting them cleared meant moving about four–point–four (m) million cubic yards of snow. No one knows exactly how many people remain stranded at the airport or how many have gotten out, but officials have been recommending travelers show up at least four hours before their flight. Last Christmas Eve, an estimated 129–thousand passengers went through the airport.
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