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Old July 31st, 2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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DEN | Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport


Denver International, the 10th busiest airport in the world with 50 million passengers last year, is embarking on a $650 million expansion that will add a rail bridge, train station, terminal hotel and open air public plaza. The expansion is being designed by Santiago Calatrava.

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The airport is built on 137 square kilometers. At full buildout, the airport will have 12 runways designed to handle 120 million passengers per year. This is the first major expansion since the airport opened in 1995. A decision will be made on spending another $250 million to remodel the existing main terminal building. Image from flickr user 560XLS:

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Photos are hosted by the Denver Post. High resolution images here. A presentation with information about the airport's master plan is available here. A video of the expansion is available here.

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Denver International Airport (DIA) - roughly swastika-shaped? by Si1very, on Flickr










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Old August 1st, 2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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At the Denver International Airport's full buildout, there are to be 12 runways designed to handle 120,000,000 passengers per year. But is the terminal area capable of expansion to handle that capacity? I highly doubt that.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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any updates??? please picturesssss I love this airport!!!! any spotting ??
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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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The only update I can find right now, is that DIA decided in April not to move forward with the rail bridge due to cost. Here's the link (pdf warning) from their website.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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At the Denver International Airport's full buildout, there are to be 12 runways designed to handle 120,000,000 passengers per year. But is the terminal area capable of expansion to handle that capacity? I highly doubt that.
The terminal at DEN is actually pretty large and it was built with expansion in mind.

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Old June 11th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #6
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Of denver built the airport to be able to expand. You got 137 square kilometers to build on. The way southwest and Froniter and United are expanding I see denver expanding pretty soon.

Concourses D and E
The airport has reserved room for two more Concourses to be built beyond Concourse C for future expandability. Concourse D can be built without having to move any existing structure. The underground train system, however, will have to be extended. Concourse E will require moving a United Airlines hangar. However, before construction on Concourses D and E begins, Concourses A, B, and C can be extended in both directions to contain 99 gates per concourse. This is evident from the fact that the gate number 40 was selected to be the median gate number at the middle of each concourse; theoretically, this allows for gates 1 through 40 to be located to the west, and gates 41 to 99 to be located to the east, of the passenger train system. Signs as one enters the mezzanine level indicate a separation of 1-40 on one side and 41-99 on the other.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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DEN | Denver International Airport

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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #8
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #9
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DEN made another record with passenger traffic last year..from Jan. 2011:
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DIA breaks all-time passenger traffic record with more than 52 million travelers in 2010

A total of 4,209,486 people traveled through Denver International Airport in December 2010, bringing the years passenger total to 52,209,377 and making 2010 the busiest year in airport history. The record-breaking year shows an increase of 1.9 percent over 2008s figures, which was previously the 16-year-old airports busiest year.

Its extremely rewarding to finish 2010 with record-breaking numbers, said Aviation Manager Kim Day. We saw the signs that we might break our 2008 record during the fourth quarter of last year, but actually surpassing the 52 million passenger mark exceeds our earlier expectations. We hope this milestone is a signal that we, as a region, are emerging from the sluggish economy.

Passenger traffic for December 2010 surpassed figures for the same month of 2008 and 2009, making it the busiest December in airport history. Last December saw 206,064 more passengers than in 2009, an increase of 5.1 percent, and 136,240 more than in 2008, a 3.3 percent increase over that benchmark year. When combined with last months announcement that November 2010 is now the busiest November on record, this news means that Denvers bustling airport also saw its busiest holiday travel season in 2010.

It is also believed that the record for the busiest single day in DIA history was broken in 2010. Formerly the busiest day documented was Sunday, July 6, 2008 with 176,287 people passing through the facility. The new busiest day in airport history appears to be Tuesday, June 1, 2010 with 177,792 passengers reported. June 1, 2010 breaks the old with record with 1,505 more passengers, an increase of 0.85 percent.

Additionally, December brought a 3.6 percent increase in flight operations, which rose from 51,648 in 2009, to 53,530 in 2010. Cargo saw an increase of 2.3 percent with 51,805,974 total pounds of cargo handled in December 2010, compared to 50,624,423 pounds during the same month last year
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From Feb. 2011:
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Denver International Airport unveils 10 year financial strategy

Denver International Airport today unveiled a 10-year financial strategy designed to position the airport for fiscal stability and growth. The plan is focused on optimizing existing resources and effectively funding improvements such as facility upgrades, roadway projects, baggage system enhancements, and the South Terminal Redevelopment Program.

A collaborative team from DIA, Denvers Department of Finance, and the Mayors Office developed a plan and a budget that is smart and affordable for Denver International Airport, said Denver Mayor Guillermo (Bill) V. Vidal. The South Terminal Redevelopment Program will provide additional jobs for the region, new sources of tax revenue for the Citys General Fund and connect DIA with a spectacular new commuter rail line.

Additional goals of the 10-year financial strategy are maintaining competitive operating costs for DIAs airline partners and more informed decision-making. The plans design will allow the airport to adapt to changing markets and economic climates. It establishes targets against which DIA can manage and measure performance.

We have shifted our culture and have begun to run this airport like a private business. To do so successfully, we must set long-range financial goals, have metrics to measure our progress and a strategy to support informed decision-making, stated Kim Day, manager of DIA. This is the first time we have had an integrated financial strategy that takes into account passenger traffic, debt, operation and maintenance (O&M) expense, and DIAs capital improvement plan; it positions us well to face the future.

Leaders from DIA and the City and County of Denver have been meeting regularly since August 2010 to prepare the plan and test its feasibility. DIA benchmarked itself against other airports to assess competitive position. The strategy was reviewed by numerous external audiences, including bankers, financial advisors, airlines, former airline executives and U.S. airport executives.

We have said all along, that we will not build anything that we cannot afford. This budget is affordable and allows us to move forward with the vision we unveiled in 2010, said Day. It has taken a great deal of effort by our consulting team in combination with our financial group, but we have reached a program definition and budget that work hand-in-hand.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #11
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About time someone created a thread for Denver's Airport. This is one of the best airports in the US.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #12
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The underground train connecting all the terminals with Concource A, B, and C.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #13
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The South Terminal Expansion which will house a new on site hotel and the terminus of the East Commuter Rail line connecting the airport with Downtown.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #14
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DEN has its own underground train to link the main terminal and Concourses A, B, and C...


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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #15
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About time someone created a thread for Denver's Airport. This is one of the best airports in the US.
my favorite airport in the states..the first one I've been to too.

and you beat me to the train vids.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #16
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Southwest Airlines now No. 2 at Denver airport

Southwest Airlines has surpassed Frontier Airlines for the second biggest domestic market share at Denver International Airport behind United Airlines.

Airport statistics show Southwest pulled ahead of Frontier late last year. As of February, Southwest had about 22% of the domestic market in Denver, and Frontier and Republic Airways combined had about 19%. Republic bought Frontier in 2009.

Frontier has tried to build a reputation as Denver's hometown carrier, but Dallas-based Southwest has been marketing itself aggressively in Denver.

Southwest's market strategy and performance director Edward Shelswell-White tells The Denver Post that Denver is the fastest-growing city in the airline's network. Denver is the carrier's fifth-largest station.

Frontier officials say they care more about profitability than market share.
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I've flown Frontier out of DEN in summer '09 and Southwest to DEN in December '08. Southwest was the only airline that lost my luggage!!
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:58 AM   #17
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Denver airport still feeling effects of hailstorm

The effects of last week's hailstorm are still being felt at Denver International Airport, where United Airlines canceled 13 more departures while it inspected planes for damage.

United says the 13 departures were canceled Sunday. All were United Express regional flights.

Airline spokesman Mike Trevino said he didn't know if any arrivals were canceled because of the hailstorm.

Frontier Airlines said earlier it had cancelled a total of 96 flights from Saturday through Monday because 18 of its 59 Airbus aircraft and two of its turboprops were damaged by hail.

Frontier officials didn't return calls on Sunday.

The Denver airport website showed about 37 Frontier flights to and from Denver were canceled at one point Sunday, but the reasons weren't listed.

The hailstorm hit the airport Wednesday.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #18
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đđeůx, actually we already have a threat about DEN:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1184175

Maybe deasine can merge both into one general threat.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #19
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ahh I see, and perfect it's news about the expansion..Yeah let's merge them together!
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