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Master Plan


The Denver International Airport (DEN) Master Plan

Our airport master plan provides a road map for us to efficiently meet aviation demands through the foreseeable future while preserving the flexibility to respond to changing industry conditions.

Our original Master Plan was developed in 1988 and provided guidance for the airport through 50 million annual passengers. We passed that threshold and have created a master plan to take the airport’s development to the year 2030.

About the Master Plan

Master Plan Purpose

Our master plan provides the framework needed to guide airport development that allows the airport to keep pace with aviation growth and demand cost effectively, while also considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts. It also provides the airport with the tools to react to uncertainties by examining key trends in the aviation industry, such as changing airline business models, improvements in technology and local/regional economics that could affect airport activity.

Airport Layout Plan

Our Airport Layout Plan (ALP) is a scaled drawing showing existing and proposed future facilities and property necessary for the operation and development of the airport. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires DEN to have an approved ALP before development can begin. Development depicted on the ALP in green indicates future planned on-airport development. The ALP is updated to reflect changes to the master plan.

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