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Next Question: Why call the airport 'DIA' instead of 'DEN?'

Why do people, including news people, refer to Denver International Airport as "DIA" instead of its acronym?

Next Question: Why do people, including news people, refer to Denver International Airport as "DIA" instead of the official "DEN?"

That question comes to Next from Anthony J. Clark, on Twitter.

You seem like a stickler for detail, Anthony.

The airport has shiny new commercials calling itself by its official call sign DEN, but they're not heavy-handed about what everyone else calls it. Kyle is a conversational kind of guy, so he likes to stick with what most people use.

Kyle explains the reason best, in a way that only he can. So, Anthony, we'd like to refer you to the video above.

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