Denver International Airport

Airport Information

  • IATA Code: DEN
  • ICAO Code: KDEN
  • Operator: Denver Department of Aviation
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Website: https://www.flydenver.com/

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN) opened to the public on February 28th 1995, and captured the world’s attention with its striking tented roof structure and technologically advanced operations. Since then the airport has established itself as the number one economic driver and job creator in the region. Denver International Airport was the first major new airport to be built in the United States in 20 years.

The airport is owned by the City and County of Denver and is operated by the Denver Department of Aviation. The $4.9 billion city investment in the design and construction of DEN was financed by a combination of airport bonds, federal aviation grants, and monies generated by Denver’s former airport, Stapleton International. Through early and steadfast planning, DEN has gained significant recognition for financial stability, and has been profitable every year since opening.

Airport News

Denver International Airport Seeks Offers for Commercial Development Opportunities

Denver International Airport (DEN) is seeking offers from qualified developers, investors and users for commercial development through one or more long-term ground leases of up to 1,500 acres of the airport’s non-aviation land. “By issuing a …

Denver International Airport to Begin Construction of the Second Level 6 Security Checkpoint

This week, Denver International Airport (DEN) will officially begin construction of the second new security checkpoint on Level 6 on the northeast side of the Jeppesen Terminal as part of the Great Hall Completion, the …

Air France and WestJet Check-In Counters to Relocate at Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN) will relocate the check-in counters for Air France and WestJet. These moves are necessary to accommodate construction of the new security checkpoints as part of the Great Hall Project. Air France Air France …

DEN Receives FAA Grant to Help Fund 7th Runway Environmental Study

The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that DEN will receive a $4,275,096 Airport Improvement Program grant to help fund planning and environmental studies for a potential 7th runway. Specifically, the studies will analyze the need for …

Airline Check-In Counter Relocation Underway at Denver International Airport

Starting Aug. 17 and continuing through October 2022, Denver International Airport (DEN) will be relocating the airline check-in counters that are currently located at the far northwest and northeast ends of the Jeppesen Terminal. This …

Denver International Airport Begins Annual Peña Boulevard Maintenance

Denver International Airport (DEN) has begun its annual Peña Boulevard concrete panel replacement project. This work will repair and replace aging and deteriorating concrete on Peña Boulevard from Tower Road to Jackson Gap. “Maintaining what we …

Tee Up Before Takeoff at Denver International Airport as New Ten Hole Mini Golf Course Opens

Previous mini golf course. Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport Catch a game of free mini golf at Denver International Airport (DEN) this summer! Passengers and community members can once again play a round of 10-holes …

Denver International Airport Receives Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Leading Airport Fleet Award

Denver International Airport (DEN) has been awarded the 2022 Leading Airport Fleet award by ACT Expo in recognition of the airport’s alternative and sustainable fleet assets. The award recognizes airport fleets that demonstrate leadership in …

Park Yourself on the DEN Park on the Plaza Before or After your Travels

  It’s not a bird or a plane – though you can see both from this view – it’s Denver International Airport’s (DEN) Park on the Plaza! The open-air plaza, between the Jeppesen Terminal and the …

16 New Gates Revealed as Part of Denver International Airport’s Gate Expansion Program

Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined Denver International Airport (DEN) and Southwest Airlines for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of 16 new gates on Concourse C. The new gates are being leased by Southwest …

Denver International Airport Construction Alert for the Great Hall Project

As part of Phase 2 of the Great Hall Project, crews have been actively constructing the new security checkpoint in the northwest corner of Level 6 as well as the new triple escalator that will …

XpresCheck Opens Second Location at Denver International Airport

Rapid and PCR COVID Tests Now Available Pre-Security On February 16th, XpresCheck opened a second COVID-19 testing site at Denver International Airport (DEN) for travelers. The new site is located on the southwest end of Level …

Denver City Council Gives Denver International Airport Green Light on the Great Hall Completion

Denver City Council have approved Denver International Airport’s (DEN) proposed plan for the Great Hall Completion, the final phase of the Great Hall Project. This approval comes at a crucial time for the project, as …

Denver International Airport Keeps More Cost-Effective Parking Option Open Indefinitely

  Denver International Airport (DEN) is excited to announce that the Pikes Peak Shuttle lot will remain open indefinitely, providing passengers with a more cost-effective parking option. Although the lot has been open since Thanksgiving, it …

Denver International Airport Announces Details of Proposed Completion Phase of the Great Hall Project

Denver International Airport (DEN) announced that it is seeking approval from Denver City Council for the Great Hall Completion, the final phase of the Great Hall Project, which includes a full buildout of improvements to …

Largest Transportation Spending Package in U.S. History Will Help Fund DEN's Capital Improvement Plan

On Friday, Nov. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the highly touted $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. The bill was approved by the Senate in August and will now go to President Biden, who …

Denver International Airport Welcomes Non-Essential International Travelers, After more than 600 days, the U.S. travel ban has been lifted

Yesterday, Denver International Airport (DEN) welcomed the arrival of non-essential travelers from more than 30 counties. Travel bans were put into place in early 2020 which banned non-essential travel from countries including China, the European …

Denver International Airport Celebrates Completion of Phase 1 of the Great Hall Project

On October 27th at Denver International Airport (DEN), Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and airport partners from the Federal Aviation Administration, United and Southwest Airlines and Hensel Phelps celebrated another milestone of the Great Hall …

Denver International Airport Begins Construction on Two New Solar Projects

Denver International Airport (DEN) is expanding its industry-leading renewable energy portfolio. Two new solar projects will be built near 114th Avenue and Trussville Street on the airport property with a generating capacity of 18.5 megawatts. …

Lost and Found Services Upgraded at Denver International Airport

It’s easy to misplace an item while traveling, and it’s never been easier for Denver International Airport (DEN) Lost and Found agents to reunite them with their owner. DEN has upgraded our Lost and Found …

Denver International Airport Recognized for Outstanding Snow and Ice Removal Operations

For the second year in a row, Denver International Airport (DEN) has earned the prestigious Balchen/Post Award, a national recognition for airports with outstanding snow and ice removal programs that maintain airport operations during challenging …

Denver International Airport Sees Continued Passenger Traffic Recovery

Denver International Airport (DEN) today published passenger traffic data for June 2021. For the first half of 2021, DEN served 24,701,027 passengers, a decline of 25% as compared to the first half of 2019. This …

Snooze An A.M. Eatery Now Open at Denver International, Concourse B

Denver International Airport (DEN) has savory and sweet news for you –Snooze An A.M. Eatery is now open. Mayor Michael B. Hancock and DEN CEO Kim Day joined Snooze and concessionaire Skyport Hospitality today to …

Contact

Denver International Airport
8500 Peña Blvd
Denver
Colorado
United States
CO 80249
  • +1 303-342-2000