Retiring CEO Kim Day has overseen the Nice Corridor building challenge that has been suffering from delays.
DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will announce his nominee for CEO of Denver International Airport (DIA) on Monday.
Hancock will make the announcement at 11 a.m. Monday at DIA.
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The nominee, pending Denver Metropolis Council affirmation, will exchange present CEO Kim Day, who will likely be retiring in July after 13 years.
Day introduced her retirement on Might 14.
> Above video: Crowds returning to DIA after being cleared out by COVID.
“Experiencing breast most cancers made me take into consideration lowering stress and retiring final yr, however then COVID-19 hit,” stated Day. “I felt the duty to guide the airport by means of the pandemic and go away it in a powerful and financially wholesome place with main capital initiatives on track to fulfill their finances and schedule objectives.”
DIA is the third busiest airport within the nation and one of many high 10 busiest airports on the planet.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home order final yr hit onerous at DIA. On April 15, 2020, solely 2,026 passengers went by means of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. Now, with increasingly more folks being vaccinated and a go-ahead from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to journey in case you are, the airport is wanting extra prefer it did in 2019.
Throughout Day’s tenure, DIA passenger visitors grew from 51.2 million to a pre-pandemic excessive of 69 million per yr, in line with the airport. Income grew from $842 million to $1.2 billion.
DIA elevated its nonstop flights to 214 locations, together with worldwide cities like Tokyo, Paris, Zurich, Reykjavik and Panama. Day helped dealer the addition of 11 airways flying out of the Denver airport, DIA stated.
“I’ll miss a lot about [DIA] and its gifted and succesful folks,” Day stated within the launch. “We have now completed a lot collectively, however I’m prepared to find the subsequent part of my life. I’m grateful to Senator Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock for trusting me to be [DIA]’s steward these previous 13 years.”
Day additionally has overseen the Nice Corridor building challenge that started in 2018 and was suffering from troubles early on, as DIA evicted the unique contractor with the challenge about 25% full. It sat largely dormant for months, till the spring of 2020, when Denver-based Hensel Phelps Development was introduced on to finish the work.
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