Airport Master Plan

An airport master plan provides a road map for efficiently meeting aviation demand through the foreseeable future while preserving the flexibility necessary to respond to changing industry conditions.  The original Master Plan was developed in 1988 and provided guidance for the airport through 50 million annual passengers. Now that this threshold has been met, plans to take the airport’s development to the year 2030 are completed.

Master Plan Purpose

The goal of a master plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will allow the airport to keep pace with aviation growth and demand cost effectively, while also considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.  Master Plans also provide 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

An Airport Layout Plan (ALP) is a scaled drawing depicting existing and proposed future facilities and property necessary to the operation and development of the airport. An ALP is a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the ALP must be approved before development can begin. Development depicted on the ALP in green indicates future planed on-airport development. The ALP will be updated to reflect the results of the Master Plan.

Contact Us

Please direct inquiries about Denver International Airport’s Master Plan to [email protected].