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Old August 4th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #61
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Old August 4th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #62
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Old October 18th, 2013, 03:28 AM   #63
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Old October 18th, 2013, 03:32 AM   #64
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Old October 18th, 2013, 04:33 AM   #65
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Thanks for the update. Too bad they didn't make the train station to fit with the mountain design for the terminal. When will the station be complete?
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Old October 20th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #66
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one of my favorite airports ever ... always intrigued me !
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Old January 7th, 2014, 09:35 AM   #67
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Old May 16th, 2014, 02:42 PM   #68
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US-based Denver International Airport (DIA) is all set to retrofit its current 5,400 lights located in the airport's east and west parking garages, resulting in significant cost and energy savings.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 12:30 AM   #69
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Denver is also expected to get a new nonstop flight to Panama City this year.

Our new nonstop service between Denver and Panama City
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Old May 19th, 2014, 03:54 PM   #70
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Copa Airlines made PTY a big Latin American hub, with a clever strategy. You can fly directly on narrow bodies from/to PTY to much of North and South America.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 10:23 AM   #71
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Denver International Airport (DIA) has served 4.16 million passengers in April 2014, up 3.2% compared to 4.03 million passengers during the same period in the previous year. The growth was driven by a mix of high-load factors and the Easter holiday falling in April.

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Old November 23rd, 2015, 12:44 AM   #73
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The new Westin hotel at DIA is now open

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Old November 23rd, 2015, 04:28 AM   #74
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It is a beautiful airport -isn't it supposed to be cursed, though?

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Old November 30th, 2015, 05:29 AM   #75
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2015.11.29 - 182.000 passengers served (record for this airport)

Larger than Fort Collins (Colorado's 4th largest city)

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29...est-day-record
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Old December 15th, 2015, 01:45 AM   #76
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If the Denver International Airport gets built-out at 110 million passengers per annum, will the main Jeppesen Terminal Building be able to handle such a number? I'm asking this even though it's aided by three satellite terminal buildings (I think the airport's buildout envisions five of them). But obviously, it'd be impossible for the Jeppesen Terminal to be expanded/extended because of the new hotel and train station to the south of it. Also, what is going to make an expansion of the Denver Airport to 100+ million passengers realistic.
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Old June 5th, 2017, 08:22 PM   #77
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http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/02...al-renovation/

"Denver International Airport would get faster security screening, vastly expanded concession space and the ability to handle millions more passengers a year in a $1 billion-plus private partnership that would last more than three decades.

CEO Kim Day and other airport officials on Friday revealed these and other long-shrouded details of the proposed arrangement with a team led by Madrid-based Ferrovial Airports. Nine months of negotiations are wrapping up, and Day says airport officials will present the resulting 2-inch-thick contract to the Denver City Council in mid-July to ask for approval.

Day outlined a 34-year deal for the Great Hall project in which the Ferrovial team and DIA would split the upfront costs of a four-year renovation project. Ferrovial then would operate expanded concessions in the terminal, awarding contracts to operators, with exchanges of varying costs and income over three decades..."
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Ferrovial are the folks who own a chunk of Heathrow airport, where recent investments have turned that airport into a massive retail hub ("a mall with parking spots for aircraft").
At Heathrow, the departure gate for each flight is not displayed on information screens until shortly before boarding time, puportedly to keep passengers as close to the shops as possible for as long as possible - to maximize retail income.

If they wish to bring their Heathrow approach wholesale to Denver, as the video indicates (lots of concessions in the now passengers-only Great Hall) they will most likely not succeed for the following reasons, in my opinion:
1. Passengers like to be as close to their gates as possible, to enable more efficient planning of dwell time - how can I browse at leisure in a shop in that Great Hall when I know I have to take into account the wait for the tram and the ride on the tram to the concourse and a walk along the concourse until I reach my gate?
2. most fliers know which airlines always depart from which concourse at DEN, so the strategy of keeping them uninformed about gates in order to force them to loiter in the Great Hall wouldn't work - they'd head straight out with no risk whatsoever of being stranded in the wrong concourse.
3. most fliers know that there are plenty of shopping and dining concessions in each concourse - space for concessions is why the tram stations were designed as such large and naturally lit concourse centers in the first place.
Makes me wonder what kind of hopeful concessionaires will set up shop in the Great Hall...

Two more things that crossed my mind -
1. the rearrangement of check-in positions and kiosks looks nice and will probably work well for all airlines with plenty of departures throughout the day, generating a reasonably even flow of new passengers checking in - but where will the open space be for the (often long) lines that always form in front of those airline counters that open once a day for a single/double flight (Lufthansa and British Airways spring to mind)?
2. the architect whose tent roof at DEN kickstarted his worldwide airport architecture career, Curtis Fentress (notable projects: Incheon and now the Orlando South Terminal), is a Denver native: does he even get a say with what they're planning with "his baby"?

Just for the record: I visited DEN only long before 9/11 - so with a lot less security in place - and liked the whole place a lot, from curbside to gate - so would really like to see it adapted well to current air travel.
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Isn't the current trend to do away with fixed check-in positions, and have check-in islands that can be more or less adjusted to the ebbs and troughs of passenger demand throughout the day? Furthermore, more and more passengers use automated check-in totems and drop-off machines.
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