Stapleton International Airport
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from 1929 to 1995. At different times it served as a hub for TWA
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, People Express, Frontier Airlines and Western Airlines
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as well as a hub for Continental Airlines
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and United Airlines
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at the time of its closure.
In 1995 Stapleton was replaced by Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport
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. It has now been decommissioned and the airport property is being redeveloped as a retail and residential neighborhood.
Stapleton was opened on October 17, 1929 as Denver Municipal Airport.