Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was the guest of honor at Denver International Airport (DEN) as the US Gateway and United Airlines held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the completion of the expansion program of the door with the opening of new doors on halls A and B
The 12 new gates on A-West and 10 new gates on B-East are leased by United Airlines, bringing the airline to a total of 90 gates at DEN, their largest hub.
HNTB served as the lead designer, architect and engineer for the A-West expansion project, which A-West supports DEN’s Vision 100 strategic plan to serve 100 million annual passengers over the next 10 years by increasing the overall capacity of the airport’s boarding gates by 30%.
In total, DEN is constructing 39 new concourse gates, which will be added across all three concourses to allow DEN’s airlines to expand and DEN to accommodate new airlines, including international carriers.
In May 2018, DEN inaugurated the Gate expansion program, opened the first completed area, B-West in November 2020, then C-East in May 2022 and B-East in October 2022.
The new Concourse A-West features 12 gates, 16 waiting rooms and additional support space totaling 530,000 square feet of new space.
There’s 10,000 square feet of new concessions space, a new outdoor deck with views of the mountains, outdoor seating and fire pits for ambiance, plus a pet relief area and entertainment room. breastfeeding for passenger comfort. A-West opened to flights and passengers on November 5.
HNTB’s design and construction administration teams include over 19 sub-consultants and were comprised of a diverse group of companies that reflected the local community.
“I’m proud to have been involved in this project from the beginning,” said HNTB Principal Designer Tim Cahill. “HNTB’s design – including natural light, improved acoustics, modern lavatories and a variety of seating options – will result in an enjoyable experience for passengers.”
Currently, DEN is ranked as the third busiest airport in the world. When the expansion program is completed, the airport’s three concourses will have been expanded with 39 new gates.