It has been reported that the number of flights scheduled to leave Denver International Airport is set to fall, and yet there is nothing to indicate that passenger numbers are falling. This means that there is likely to be crowding at DEN Airport as the same number of passengers tries to access fewer flights than there were previously.

One of the reasons given for this reduction in DEN flight capacity is rising fuel costs and, although other airports have also been hit by the issue, it seems that Denver International Airport is experiencing a bigger reduction in flight capacity than most.

Between September and December 2011, one of the major airlines serving DEN is cutting between 11% and 17% of seat capacity at Denver Airport and, overall, it is predicted that there will be around 450,000 seats fewer.

One issue that could well arise from this is greater TSA waiting times, which means it’s more important than ever that passengers flying out of DIA do everything they can to make sure they are on time for their flights. One option is to book and confirm off-site parking in advance so you are sure your space is reserved in good time for your flight.

There are several different off-airport parking lot operators close to Denver International Airport. These off-site providers offer free shuttle transport to take passengers from the parking lot to the airport terminal, making sure that as long as you reserve your parking space in advance, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be on time for your flight despite the other issues that are currently affecting the airport.