2019 “Flew”by, Denver International Airport Looks Toward 2020
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2019 has flown by, and Denver International Airport(DEN)is looking back on a year marked by accomplishments,milestones and opportunities.Record-breaking passenger traffic growth continued in 2019 as many of DEN’s airline partners added new destinations,continuing to invest in Denver. To accommodate this growth and plan for the airport’s future, DEN continued work on its$3.5 billion capital improvement plan and added passenger amenities in 2019. The following are DEN’stop successes, milestones and memories from the past year. More Places to Travel There are more places to travel to from Denver in 2019 than everbefore. DEN’s airline snow offer non stop service to more than 200 nonstop destinations, including28 international destinations. This year, DEN welcomed a new airline, Cayman Airways, with the inauguration of new service to Grand Cayman and United added nonstop service to Frankfurt.
Next year, DEN is looking forward to inaugural service to Nassau, Bahamas on United and to Rome, Italy on Norwegian.Domestically, DEN inaugurated nonstop service during the year to 15 brand-new destinations, becoming the third most nonstop-connected airport to the rest of the U.S. Furthermore, DEN’s airline partners added 20 additional nonstoproutesto existing domestic destinations, providing DEN passengers with more carrier options.Many of DEN’s airlines celebrated major milestones this year:
•Frontier celebrated 25 years at DEN
•United reached 500 daily departures this summer
•Southwest announced a nearly $100millioninvestment in its first maintenance hangar in Denver
•Aeromexico celebrated 10 years at DEN
Crushed Passenger-Traffic Records
DEN experienced month after month of record-breaking passenger traffic.Through the first three quarters of 2019, DEN passenger traffic grew by 7.4 percent over the same time period in 2018. October 2019 marked the 25th consecutive month of record-breaking traffic in Denver, reaching over two years of continuous year-over-year passenger increases. Nearly every airline saw year-to-date passenger increases through October2019, along with sustained international passenger growth of seven percent.Final passenger traffic numbers in 2019 are expected to reach nearly70 million.As passenger traffic numbers increase, so does pressure on our facilities, fleet and operations teams, which worked through the year to ensure safe and efficient travel. Passengers can report maintenance and safety concerns at the airport using the See Say Airport app.
Ranked as a Top Airport by The Wall Street Journal and Skytrax
For a second year in a row, DEN was voted by passengers as the“Best Regional Airport in North America” and was the top-ranked airport in the U.S.according to Skytrax. Several other honors included No. 2 Best Airport in North America (highest rated U.S. airport), No. 7 World’s Best Regional Airportand No. 3 Best Airport Staff in North America. The Skytrax World Airport Awards are a global benchmark of airport excellence.
The Wall Street Journal ranked the 20 largest U.S. airports, and DEN came in second place. While Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) overtook DEN for the number one spot this year,DEN had the highest scores in “Value” which included average domestic fares, airline market share, on-site parking and other ground transportation. DEN also had the highest score in “Convenience” which included Wi-Fi speeds, Yelp restaurant ratings, nonstop destinations and reader satisfaction.
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