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Arctyc

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Denver Charm mayhaps
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:55:07 pm »
IATA: DEN
Charm: Vacation and business
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_International_Airport#Statistics


Denver may not be one of the first cities people think of when they think vacation, but hear me out here.

1) If you are going on a ski vacation (or summer mountainous activities) you'll probably fly into Denver and connect to another mountain airport, or more likely, drive into the mountains.
2) It's a cannabis hot spot! (People DO travel for that, lol)
3) Denver has a major league team for all big-5 professional sports, and also lacrosse.
4) Lots of conventions! There's Denver Comic-Con and Dreamhack Denver to name a couple. Also LOADS of business conventions happen in Denver because it's so central. (Source)

As far as the business charm, from the economy section of the wiki: "The Denver MSA has a gross metropolitan product of $157.6 billion in 2010, making it the 18th largest metro economy in the United States..." - "...Because Denver is the largest city within 500 miles (800 km), it has become a natural location for storage and distribution of goods and services to the Mountain States, Southwest states, as well as all western states. Another benefit for distribution is that Denver is nearly equidistant from large cities of the Midwest, such as Chicago and St. Louis and some large cities of the West Coast, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco."

Thanks for your time!

PS The tooltip for International hub on the airport popup has a typo, says "Internation hub"

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Re: Denver Charm mayhaps
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 12:35:08 am »
Going to patch Denver as well as several other US cities to have "business hub" charms

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Re: Denver Charm mayhaps
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 08:29:16 pm »
Awesome!

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Re: Denver Charm mayhaps
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 10:00:20 am »
Tacking on in here to keep things consolidated, I'd also like to mention the denver metro area. A lot of people have taken note of certain areas population coverage being low. Denver is one of those as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_metropolitan_area

The population is about 2.8 going on 3 million, whereas the game shows only 1 million. In fact, I feel that even more people than that should be considered, as it's entirely common for people to drive down from the mountains (2 hrs +) to fly out of Denver. There are a lot of smaller airports dotted around but they are really not used for typical people traveling. I think the one in boulder is almost entirely skydiving flights and other GA non-travel stuff, for instance. (beautiful spot though https://i.imgur.com/ykTK70q.jpg)
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