Denver International Airport breaks ground on US$1.5bn gate expansion project

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Denver International Airport (DEN) has broken ground on its gate expansion project, which is set to add 39 new gates to the hub by spring 2021.

The new gates will be added to the end of each concourse, providing all of DEN’s airlines an opportunity to grow and for the airport to accommodate new airlines such as international carriers.

The four new gates opening on B-West will be operational by 2020. Elsewhere, A-West is to have 12 new gates, B-East will get seven additional narrow-body gates, and C-East will open 16 extra gates. The new gates will increase gate capacity by 30%.

Kim Day, CEO at Denver International Airport, said, “The new gates are one of several major projects in our US$3.5bn five-year capital improvement program that will prepare DEN for the future.

“We will not only increase capacity, but we will add more passenger amenities including food and shopping, charging stations and even outdoor space where you can enjoy Colorado’s beautiful weather and scenery.”

The US$1.5bn project is being managed by Holder Construction and FCI Constructors on Concourse B-East and Concourse C-East, and Turner Construction and Flatiron Construction on Concourse A-West and Concourse B-West.

HNTB Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group were contracted for architectural and design services for the project.

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